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Readings in the Philosophy of Social Science

Readings in the Philosophy of Social Science

  • by Michael Martin (Editor), Lee C. McIntyre (Editor), Lee C. McIntyre (Editor)
  • ISBN: 0262631512
  • ISBN-13: 9780262631518
the first comprehensive anthology in the philosophy of social science to appear since the late 1960s

The Genesis of Quantum Theory

The Genesis of Quantum Theory

  • by Armin Hermann
  • ISBN: 0262580314
  • ISBN-13: 9780262580311
"[The book] is an exceedingly well-documented ac.count of the first fifteen years of the quantum idea."—Ira M. Freeman, Physics Today

Persistence: Contemporary Readings

Persistence: Contemporary Readings

  • by Sally Haslanger (Editor), Roxanne Marie Kurtz (Editor)
  • ISBN: 0262582686
  • ISBN-13: 9780262582681
Influential accounts of persistence—how ordinary objects persist through time—examine the perdurantist, exdurantist, and endurantist approaches and provide an overview of the topic.

Austere Realism: Contextual Semantics Meets Minimal Ontology

Austere Realism: Contextual Semantics Meets Minimal Ontology

  • by Terence E. Horgan, Matjaz Potrc
  • ISBN: 0262513331
  • ISBN-13: 9780262513333
A provocative ontological-cum-semantic position asserting that the right ontology isaustere in its exclusion of numerous common-sense and scientific posits and that many statementsemploying such posits are nonetheless true.

Interactions: Some Contacts between the Natural Sciences and the Social Sciences

Interactions: Some Contacts between the Natural Sciences and the Social Sciences

  • by I. Bernard Cohen
  • ISBN: 0262531240
  • ISBN-13: 9780262531245
This book, by the dean of American historians of science, offers an excellent historical perspective on these interactions. The core of the book consists of two long essays.

Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know

Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know

  • by Katy Borner
  • ISBN: 0262014459
  • ISBN-13: 9780262014458
Science maps that can help us understand and navigate the immense amount of resultsgenerated by today's science and technology.

Minimalism beyond the Nurnberg Funnel

Minimalism beyond the Nurnberg Funnel

  • by John M. Carroll (Editor)
  • ISBN: 0262512955
  • ISBN-13: 9780262512954
The book also includes an appendix containing a bibliography of published research and development work on minimalism since 1990.

Flexibility in Engineering Design

Flexibility in Engineering Design

  • by Richard de de Neufville, Stefan Scholtes
  • ISBN: 0262016230
  • ISBN-13: 9780262016230
Failure to allow for changing circumstances risks leaving significant value untapped. This book is a guide for creating and implementing value-enhancing flexibility in design.

The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project

The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project

  • by Susan Buck-Morss
  • ISBN: 0262521644
  • ISBN-13: 9780262521642
An English reconstruction and analysis of Benjamin's Passagen-Werk.

Designing Sound

Designing Sound

  • by Andy Farnell
  • ISBN: 0262014416
  • ISBN-13: 9780262014410
A practitioner's guide to the basic principles of creating sound effects using easily accessed free software.

 

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