How much faith should we place in what scientists tell us? Is it possible for scientific knowledge to be fully ´objective´? What, really, can be defined as science? In the second edition of this Very Short Introduction, Samir Okasha explores the main themes and theories of contemporary philosophy of science, and investigates fascinating, challenging questions such as these. Starting at the very beginning, with a concise overview of the history of science, Okasha examines the nature of fundamental practices such as reasoning, causation, and explanation. Looking at scientific revolutions and the issue of scientific change, he asks whether there is a discernible pattern to the way scientific ideas change over time, and discusses realist versus anti-realist attitudes towards science. He finishes by considering science today, and the social and ethical philosophical questions surrounding modern science. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Science Fiction Shorts (SFS 1, #2): E L Russell
Seven Under the Suns (Seven Science Fiction Shorts): Amanda MayClair
The Best American Science Fiction Short Stories:Audio Edition : Selected American Short Stories Various Authors
James Yeates covers the history of veterinary science, considering the roles of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in animal health. Discussing recent challenges such as the outbreak of BSE, and antibiotic resistance, he considers the future of the field, and difficulties in balancing the interests of owners and animals when they don´t coincide.
Planetfall: Six Classic Science Fiction Short Stories: Susan Hart
Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume Six: Raymond S Flex
The Hunters: Four Classic Science Fiction Short Stories: Susan Hart
Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume Two: Raymond S Flex