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Philosophy of Science

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Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe, Blay, Michael. Translated by M.B. DeBevoise
1 Blay, Michael. Translated by M.B. DeBevoise Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe
London and Chicago University of Chicago Press 1998 0226058352 / 9780226058351 First Paperback Paperback Very Good Octavo 
216 pp. A few light stains and scuffing to illustrated covers; spine lightly sunned. A little wear to edges of text block. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. "Until the Scientific Revolution, the nature and motions of heavenly objects were mysterious and unpredictable. The Scientific Revolution was revolutionary in part because it saw the advent of many mathematical tools -- chief among them the calculus -- that natural philosophers could use to explain and predict these cosmic motions. Michel Blay traces the origins of this mathematization of the world, from Galileo to Newton and Laplace, and considers the profound philosophical consequences of submitting the infinite to rational analysis." 
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Intelligent Thought: Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement, Brockman, John (editor)
2 Brockman, John (editor) Intelligent Thought: Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement
New York Vintage 2006 0307277224 / 9780307277220 First Paperback Near Fine 12mo 
256 pp. A little sunning to spine. All else as new. Contributors include: Psychologist Steven Pinker, Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins, Philosopher Daniel C. Dennett, Physicist Lisa Randall, Evolutionary Psychologist Marc D. Hauser, and Paleontologist Tim D. White. "Natural selection is not some desperate last resort of a theory. It is an idea whose plausibility and power hits you between the eyes with a stunning force, once you understand it in all its elegant simplicity." -- Richard Dawkins 
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The Art of Science, Castel, Boris, and Sergio Sismondo
3 Castel, Boris, and Sergio Sismondo The Art of Science
Broadview Press 2003 1551113872 / 9781551113876 Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
200 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. All else as new. Colour and black-and-white illustrations. Sources and further reading. No index. "The result of an unusual collaboration between a physicist with a strong interest in the histories of art and science, and a philosopher with a broad knowledge of science as a human activity, The Art of Science gives readers an appreciation of the activities of science: the hands-on work of experimentation, the struggle to convince people of the validity of novel findings, and the excitement of 'eureka' moments. In so doing, the book shows how scientific knowledge is made, and occasionally unmade." 
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Materialism and Sensations, Cornman, James W.
4 Cornman, James W. Materialism and Sensations
Yale University Press 1971 0300012500 / 9780300012507 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo 
352 pp. Light general and edgewear to boards. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Bibliography, index. 
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Philosophy of Natural Science (Foundations of Philosophy series), Hempel, Carl G.
5 Hempel, Carl G. Philosophy of Natural Science (Foundations of Philosophy series)
Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice Hall 17th edition Paperback Very Good Octavo 
116 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Previous owner's name inked to first page. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Further reading, index. 
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Eureka: An Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe, Poe, Edgar Allan. Foreword by Sir Patrick Moore
6 Poe, Edgar Allan. Foreword by Sir Patrick Moore Eureka: An Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe
London Hesperus 2002 1843910098 / 9781843910091 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
109 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Book is small and light: within Australia, postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. "Turning his immense intellect and remarkable artistic flair to the most challenging concepts of all -- those of the creation of the world, its continued existence and its ultimate end -- Poe has created a truly extraordinary work. In his strange blend of poetry and scientific treaty, fact and frenzied speculation, he displays amazing prescience and foresight, anticipating some of the key scientific discoveries of the twentieth century." 
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Pythagoras' Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender Wars, Wertheim, Margaret
7 Wertheim, Margaret Pythagoras' Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender Wars
London Fourth Estate 1997 1857026977 / 9781857026979 First Paperback Very Good 12mo 
295 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Yellowing to edges of text block. Previous owner's details stamped on first page. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Sources, index. "A rare and welcome mix in science writing, combining impressively detailed historical knowledge with a delightful readability and fuelling it all with that rarest of ingredients in this genre, a deeply felt moral and feminist passion." -- Susan Faludi 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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