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  1. Physics and Metaphysics

    Theories of Space and Time

    By Jennifer Trusted

    Jennifer Trusted's new book argues that metaphysical beliefs are essential for scientific inquiry. The theories, presuppositions and beliefs that neither science nor everyday experience can justify are the realm of metaphysics, literally `beyond physics'. These basic beliefs form a framework for...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Naturalism

    A Critical Analysis

    Edited by William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy

    Naturalism provides a rigorous analysis and critique of the major varieties of contemporary philosophical naturalism. The authors advocate the thesis that contemporary naturalism should be abandoned, in light of the serious objections raised against it. Contributors draw on a wide range of topics...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Thinking about Nature (Routledge Revivals)

    An Investigation of Nature, Value and Ecology

    By Andrew Brennan

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Ecology – unlike astronomy, physics, or chemistry – is a science with an associated political and ethical movement: the Green Movement. As a result, the ecological position is often accompanied by appeals to holism, and by a mystical quasi-religious conception of the ecosystem. In this title, first...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Science after the Practice Turn in the Philosophy, History, and Social Studies of Science

    Edited by Léna Soler, Sjoerd Zwart, Michael Lynch, Vincent Israel-Jost

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    In the 1980s, philosophical, historical and social studies of science underwent a change which later evolved into a turn to practice. Analysts of science were asked to pay attention to scientific practices in meticulous detail and along multiple dimensions, including the material, social and...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Science and the Media

    Alternative Routes to Scientific Communications

    By Massimiano Bucchi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    In the days of global warming and BSE, science is increasingly a public issue. This book provides a theoretical framework which allows us to understand why and how scientists address the general public. The author develops the argument that turning to the public is not simply a response to...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Our Knowledge of the Growth of Knowledge (Routledge Revivals)

    Popper or Wittgenstein?

    By Peter Munz

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Peter Munz, a former student of both Popper and Wittgenstein, begins his comparison of the two great twentieth-century philosophers, by explaining that since the demise of positivism there have emerged, broadly speaking, two philosophical options: Wittgenstein, with the absolute relativism of his...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Joseph Conrad and the Ethics of Darwinism (Routledge Revivals)

    The Challenges of Science

    By Allan Hunter

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1983, this book explores a number of avenues of critical thinking about Joseph Conrad, showing him as an author deeply concerned with humankind’s ethical motivation and its relationship with the ideas of evolution current in his day. Allan Hunter establishes Conrad’s detailed...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Reality and Self-Realization

    Bhaskar's Metaphilosophical Journey toward Non-dual Emancipation

    By MinGyu Seo

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Since the publication of Roy Bhaskar’s A Realist Theory of Science in 1975, critical realism has been evolved as one of the new developments in the areas of philosophy of natural and social science which offers an alternatively fresh view to the existing theories including positivism and...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Realism, Science, and Pragmatism

    Edited by Kenneth R. Westphal

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This collection of original essays aims to reinvigorate the debate surrounding philosophical realism in relation to philosophy of science, pragmatism, epistemology, and theory of perception. Questions concerning realism are as current and as ancient as philosophy itself; this volume explores...

    Published March 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Bioethics of Pain Management

    Beyond Opioids

    By Daniel S. Goldberg

    Series: Routledge Annals of Bioethics

    In this book, public health ethicist Daniel S. Goldberg sets out to characterize the subjective experience of pain and its undertreatment within the US medical establishment, and puts forward public policy recommendations for ameliorating the undertreatment of pain. The book begins from the...

    Published February 20th 2014 by Routledge