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  1. Evil or Ill?

    Justifying the Insanity Defence

    By Lawrie Reznek

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    Lawrie Reznek addresses these questions and more in his controversial investigation of the insanity defense in Evil or Ill? Drawing from countless intriguing case examples, he aims to understand the concept of an excuse, and explains why the law excuses certain actions and not others. In his easily...

    Published October 1st 1997 by Routledge

  2. Real History

    Reflections on Historical Practice

    By Martin Bunzl

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    In Real History, Martin Bunzl brilliantly succeeds in bringing together two schools of thought at the forefront of the philosophy of history: that of realism and objectivity. He shows us how the realism debate is inhabited by philosophers, whereas the objectivity argument lies in the hands of...

    Published October 1st 1997 by Routledge

  3. Brute Science

    Dilemmas of Animal Experimentation

    By Hugh LaFollette, Niall Shanks

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    Brute Science investigates whether biomedical research using animals is, in fact, scientifically justified. Hugh LaFollette and Niall Shanks examine the issues in scientific terms using the models that scientists themselves use. They argue that we need to reassess our use of animals and, indeed,...

    Published January 1st 1997 by Routledge

  4. Verificationism

    Its History and Prospects

    By C.J. Misak

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    Verificationism is the first comprehensive history of a concept that dominated philosophy and scientific methodology between the 1930s and the 1960s. The verificationist principle - the concept that a belief with no connection to experience is spurious - is the most sophisticated version of...

    Published November 22nd 1995 by Routledge

  5. Living in a Technological Culture

    Human Tools and Human Values

    By Hans Oberdiek, Mary Tiles

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    Technology is no longer confined to the laboratory but has become an established part of our daily lives. Its sophistication offers us power beyond our human capacity which can either dazzle or threaten; it depends who is in control. Living in a Technological Culture challenges traditionally held...

    Published November 15th 1995 by Routledge

  6. Psychologism

    The Sociology of Philosophical Knowledge

    By Martin Kusch

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 6th 1995 by Routledge

  7. Colour Vision

    A Study in Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Science

    By Evan Thompson

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    Colour fascinates all of us, and scientists and philosophers have sought to understand the true nature of colour vision for many years. In recent times, investigations into colour vision have been one of the main success stories of cognitive science, for each discipline within the field -...

    Published February 15th 1995 by Routledge

  8. Smoke and Mirrors

    How Science Reflects Reality

    By James Robert Brown

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    Realism is an enlightening story, a tale which enriches our experience and makes it more intelligible. Yet this wonderful picture of humanity's best efforts at knowledge has been badly bruised by numerous critics. James Robert Brown in Smoke and Mirrors fights back against figures such as Richard...

    Published February 2nd 1994 by Routledge

  9. The Laboratory of the Mind

    Thought Experiments in the Natural Sciences

    By James Robert Brown

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    Thought experiments are performed in the laboratory of the mind. Beyond this metaphor it is difficult to say just what these remarkable devices for investigating nature are or how they work. Though most scientists and philosophers would admit their great importance, there has been very little...

    Published April 28th 1993 by Routledge

  10. Mathematics and the Image of Reason

    By Mary Tiles

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    A thorough account of the philosophy of mathematics. In a cogent account the author argues against the view that mathematics is solely logic....

    Published June 5th 1991 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Mathematics and the Image of Reason
    By Mary Tiles
    To Be Published August 14th 2014

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