University of Pittsburgh Press Textbooks


Pittsburgh Surveyed: Social Science and Social Reform in the Early Twentieth Century

Pittsburgh Surveyed: Social Science and Social Reform in the Early Twentieth Century

  • by Maurine Weiner Greenwald, Margo J. Anderson (Editor)
  • ISBN: 0822956101
  • ISBN-13: 9780822956105
Kathryn Kish Sklar, author of Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: the Rise of Women's Political Culture, 1830-1900

Medicine and Politics in Colonial Peru: Population Growth and the Bourbon Reforms

Medicine and Politics in Colonial Peru: Population Growth and the Bourbon Reforms

  • by Adam Warren
  • ISBN: 0822961113
  • ISBN-13: 9780822961116
An original study focusing on the primacy placed on physicians and medical care to generate population growth and increase the workforce during the late eigteenth century in colonial Peru.

How Does Social Science Work?: Reflections on Practice

How Does Social Science Work?: Reflections on Practice

  • by Paul Diesing
  • ISBN: 0822954753
  • ISBN-13: 9780822954750
Diesing (political science, SUNY, Buffalo) begins with a wonderfully lucid survey of philosophical approaches to social science to examine the question of how social science ought to work.

No Easy Answers: Science and the Pursuit of Knowledge

No Easy Answers: Science and the Pursuit of Knowledge

  • by Allan Franklin
  • ISBN: 0822959682
  • ISBN-13: 9780822959687
Offers an accurate picture of science through the examination of nontechnical case studies which illustrate the various roles that experiment plays in science.

Pittsburgh Surveyed: Social Science and Social Reform in the Early Twentieth Century

Pittsburgh Surveyed: Social Science and Social Reform in the Early Twentieth Century

  • by Maurine Weiner Greenwald, Margo J. Anderson (Editor)
  • ISBN: 0822939568
  • ISBN-13: 9780822939566
Kathryn Kish Sklar, author of Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: the Rise of Women's Political Culture, 1830-1900

The Will To Create: Goethe's Philosophy of Nature

The Will To Create: Goethe's Philosophy of Nature

  • by Astrida Orle Tantillo
  • ISBN: 0822961458
  • ISBN-13: 9780822961451
This makes The Will to Create accessible to a wide audience, including philosophers, historians of science, and literary theorists, as well as general readers.

Luck: The Brilliant Randomness of Everyday Life

Luck: The Brilliant Randomness of Everyday Life

  • by Nicholas Rescher
  • ISBN: 0822957558
  • ISBN-13: 9780822957553
An esteemed American philosopher reflects on the nature of luck and its historical role in war, business, lotteries, and romance, and delineates the differences between luck, fortune, and fate. Reprint.

Philosophical Questions on the Progress and Limits of Science

Philosophical Questions on the Progress and Limits of Science

  • by Martin Carrier (Editor), Laura Ruetsche (Editor), Gerald J. Massey (Editor)
  • ISBN: 0822958201
  • ISBN-13: 9780822958208

 

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