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Unsimple Truths: Science, Complexity, and Policy free ebook

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Unsimple Truths: Science, Complexity, and Policy

English | ISBN: 0226532623, 022600662X | 2009 | 176 Pages | PDF True | 1 MB

The world is complex, but acknowledging its complexity requires an appreciation for the many roles context plays in shaping natural phenomena. In Unsimple Truths, Sandra Mitchell argues that the long-standing scientific and philosophical deference to reductive explanations founded on simple universal laws, linear ca

The Cognitive Science of Science: Explanation, Discovery, and Conceptual Change (MIT Press)

2012 | ISBN: 0262525984, 0262017288 | English | 384 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

Many disciplines, including philosophy, history, and sociology, have attempted to make sense of how science works. In this book, Paul Thagard examines scientific development from the interdisciplinary perspective of cognitive science. Cognitive science combines insights from researchers in many fields: philosophers analy

Delphi Collected Works of Francis Bacon free ebook

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Delphi Collected Works of Francis Bacon

2017 |ASIN: B075K4617H | 3291 Pages | EPUB | 5 MB

The father of Empiricism, the Elizabethan philosopher Francis Bacon was an advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. His pioneering works argued for the possibility of scientific knowledge based only upon inductive reasoning and careful observation of events in nature. This comprehensive eBook prese

Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times free ebook

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Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times

English | December 28th, 2017 (2018 Edition) | ISBN: 1107152399, 9781107152397 | 252 Pages | True PDF | 3.12 MB

From climate change to nuclear war to the rise of demagogic populists, our world is shaped by doomsday expectations. In this path-breaking book, Alison McQueen shows why three of history's greatest political realists feared apocalyptic politics.

Niccol�� Machiavelli

The Goodness of Home: Human and Divine Love and the Making of the Self (AAR ACADEMY SER)

English | February 1st, 2018 | ISBN: 0190674504, 9780190674502 | 225 Pages | True PDF | 8.80 MB

In a modern world characterized by a precarious job market, class inequality, and a global migrant crisis, Natalia Marandiuc asks the question: How does home affect one's identity? In this wide-ranging contribution to Christian theological anthropology, Marandiuc argues that love attac

Body, Ritual and Identity: A New Interpretation of the Early Qing Confucian Yan Yuan (1635-1704) (Sinica Leidensia)

2016 | ISBN-10: 9004315454 | 186 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

Yan Yuan (1635-1704) has long been a controversial figure in the study of Chinese intellectual and cultural history. Although marginalized in his own time largely due to his radical attack on Zhu Xi (1130-1200), Yan was elevated to a great thinker during the early twentieth century because of the drastic changes of the modern Chinese intel

Recovering Buddhism in Modern China (The Sheng Yen Series in Chinese Buddhist Studies)

English | April 12th, 2016 | ASIN: B01C3I2EKA, ISBN: 0231172761 | 400 Pages | EPUB | 22.20 MB

Modern Chinese history told from a Buddhist perspective restores the vibrant, creative role of religion in postimperial China. It shows how urban Buddhist elites jockeyed for cultural dominance in the early Republican era, how Buddhist intellectuals reckoned with science, and how Buddhist media con