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Time: A Very Short Introduction


Jenann Ismael

October 2021

Very Short Introductions

What is time? This book describes the developing physics of the concept of time from Newton, via Einstein, to the present day, and the related philosophical aspects. It also discusses the psychological experience of time and insights from cognitive science.

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Philosophy of Physics: A Very Short Introduction


David Wallace

April 2021

Very Short Introductions

Philosophy of physics is concerned with the deepest theories of modern physics - quantum theory, our theories of space, time and symmetry, and thermal physics - and their strange, even bizarre conceptual implications. This book explores the core topics in philosophy of physics, and discusses their relevance for both scientists and philosophers.

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The History of Continua: Philosophical and Mathematical Perspectives


Stewart Shapiro, Geoffrey Hellman

December 2020

Mathematical and philosophical thought about continuity has changed considerably over the ages, from Aristotle's insistence that a continuum is a unified whole, to the dominant account today, that a continuum is composed of infinitely many points. This book explores the key ideas and debates concerning continuity over more than 2500 years.

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Introduction to Philosophy of Technology


Mark Coeckelbergh

November 2020

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Philosophy of Biology: A Very Short Introduction


Samir Okasha

November 2019

Very Short Introductions

Covering some of science's most divisive topics, such as philosophical issues in genetics and evolution, the philosophy of biology also encompasses more traditional philosophical questions, such as free will, essentialism, and nature vs nurture. Here, Samir Okasha outlines the core issues with which contemporary philosophy of biology is engaged.

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Exploring Inductive Risk: Case Studies of Values in Science


Kevin C. Elliott, Ted Richards

July 2017

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Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction


Maria Rosa Antognazza

September 2016

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction considers who Leibniz was and introduces his overarching intellectual vision. It follows his pursuit of the systematic reform and advancement of all the sciences, to be undertaken as a collaborative enterprise supported by an enlightened ruler, and his ultimate goal of the improvement of the human condition.

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Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Samir Okasha

July 2016

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. It explores the fundamental questions and challenges in the field, and looks at philosophical issues in particular sciences, including the problem of classification in biology, and the nature of space and time in physics.

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Philosophy of Social Science: A New Introduction


Nancy Cartwright, Eleonora Montuschi

November 2014

This is a much-needed new introduction to a field that has been transformed in recent years by exciting new subjects, ideas, and methods. It is designed for students in both philosophy and the social sciences. Topics include ontology, objectivity, method, measurement, and causal inference, and such issues as well-being and climate change.

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Philosophy of Science: A New Introduction


Gillian Barker, Philip Kitcher

September 2013

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Science and Religion: Are They Compatible?


Daniel C. Dennett, Alvin Plantinga

May 2011


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Timaeus and Critias


Plato, Robin Waterfield, Andrew Gregory

November 2008

Oxford World's Classics

In Timaeus Plato attempts to describe and explain the structure of the universe: the creator god, the elements, the lower gods, the stars, and men. The companion piece, Critias, is the origin of the story of Atlantis, the lost empire defeated by ancient Athenians. This is the clearest translation yet of these crucial ancient texts.

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Aristotle, Robin Waterfield, David Bostock

May 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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Thinking about Mathematics: The Philosophy of Mathematics


Stewart Shapiro

July 2000

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