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"Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction" carefully deconstructs five examples of pseudoscience-UFOs, out-of-body experiences, astrology, creationism, and ESP- and gives easy recipes to test other dubious notions so that the reader can ascertain what lies in the realm of real science and what more properly deserves the tag of pseudoscience.
In this compendium of essays, some of the world's leading thinkers discuss their conceptions of space and time, as viewed through the lens of their own discipline.
Dag Nikolaus Hasse shows how ideological and scientific motives led to the decline of Arabic traditions in European culture. The Renaissance was a turning point: on the one hand, Arabic scientific traditions reached their peak of influence in Europe; on the other, during this period the West began to forget,...
The first comparative treatment of the Darwins' theories of history and their profound contribution to the study of both natural and human systems, this book will fascinate students and scholars of nineteenth-century British literature and the history of science.
Written in accessible language that should appeal to engineers and policymakers as well as historians, Faxed explores themes of technology push and market pull, user-based innovation, and "blackboxing" the packaging of complex skills and technologies into packages designed for novices while revealing the inventions inspired by the fax, how the...
This book examines the reception of Aristotle in antiquity through a full study of the surviving evidence for Xenarchus of Seleucia, an early interpreter. It argues that the novelty and audacity of Aristotle's philosophy are fully revealed by investigating its often mixed reception in the early stages of the Peripatetic...
Using an integrated historical and philosophical approach, this book explores the origin of modern physics in Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, Newton, and others. It analyzes representations of space in the scientific revolution, and will be essential reading for scholars and students of the history and philosophy of science.
This book redevelops an important movement in philosophy for the first time, exploring the ways in which three of the greatest thinkers can be connected, and applying their ideas to contemporary problems in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of science.