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  1. The Origins of Ancient Greek Science

    Blood—A Philosophical Study

    By Michael Boylan

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    This book examines the origins of ancient Greek Science using the vehicles of blood, blood vessels, and the heart. Careful attention to biomedical writers in the ancient world as well as to philosophical and literary work of writers prior to the Hippocratic authors produce an interesting story of...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Theism and Explanation

    By Gregory W. Dawes

    In this timely study, Dawes defends the methodological naturalism of the sciences. Though religions offer what appear to be explanations of various facts about the world, the scientist, as scientist, will not take such proposed explanations seriously. Even if no natural explanation were available,...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Essays on: The Nature and State of Modern Economics

    By Tony Lawson

    Series: Economics as Social Theory

    What do modern academic economists do? What currently is mainstream economics? What is neoclassical economics? And how about heterodox economics? How do the central concerns of modern economists, whatever their associations or allegiances, relate to those traditionally taken up in the discipline?...

    Published April 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Politics of Evolution

    By David F. Prindle

    The controversy over teaching evolution or creationism in American public schools offers a policy paradox. Two sets of values—science and democracy—are in conflict when it comes to the question of what to teach in public school biology classes. Prindle illuminates this tension between American...

    Published April 13th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Being Human

    Between Animals and Technology 

    Edited by Ron Broglio, Frederick Young

    Technology and animals often serve as the boundaries by which we define the human. In this issue contributors explore these categories as necessary supplements or as porous membranes which disturb the scaffolding of how the human is constructed. A lingering question throughout is whether we have...

    Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Routledge Guidebook to Einstein's Relativity

    By James Trefil

    Series: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

    Albert Einstein, one of the most prolific scientists of the twentieth century, developed the theory of relativity which was crucial for the advancement of modern physics. Young Einstein identified a paradox between Newtonian Mechanics and Maxwell’s equations which pointed to a flawed understanding...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Element of Fire (Routledge Revivals)

    Science, Art and the Human World

    By Anthony O'Hear

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1988, the aim of this book can be stated in Nietzsche’s words: ‘To look at science from the perspective of the artist, but at art from that of life’. The title contests the notions that science alone can provide us with the most objective truth about the world, and that artistic...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Darwinian Paradigm

    By Michael Ruse

    First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. What's Wrong With Microphysicalism?

    By Andreas Huttemann

    'Microphysicalism', the view that whole objects behave the way they do in virtue of the behaviour of their constituent parts, is an influential contemporary view with a long philosophical and scientific heritage. In What's Wrong With Microphysicalism? Andreas Hüttemann offers a fresh challenge to...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Myth and the Human Sciences

    Hans Blumenberg's Theory of Myth

    By Angus Nicholls

    Series: Theorists of Myth

    This is the first book-length critical analysis in any language of Hans Blumenberg’s theory of myth. Blumenberg can be regarded as the most important German theorist of myth of the second half of the twentieth century, and his Work on Myth (1979) has resonated across disciplines ranging from...

    Published February 2nd 2015 by Routledge