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Edited By Allen,Garland E. And MacLeod,Roy M.
This book highlights not only aspects of the career of Everett Mendelsohn, one of the premier historians of biology of our age, but also a wide range of topics that are now grouped under the general heading of science studies. This broad collection includes articles on the relations between science and the military, science as narrative, natural history and conservation, Marxism and science, the Human Genome Project, and the relation of philosophy to the study of embryonic development in the 18th century. This book is essential not only for those who admire Professor Mendelsohn's work but also for those who want a slice of the current field of science studies. The main readership of this volume consists of historians of science, technology, and medicine, and sociologists of science. The book will also appeal to philosophers of science and biologists. Those interested in Middle Eastern studies will find the discussion of Professor Mendelsohn's political work in this area, as well as the article dealing with his activism in general, of considerable interest.388pp.Volume 228 in the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science Series.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1402004958
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Inventory #20674
Price: £ 60.00 GBP ($ 77.40 approx. - € 66.30 approx.)
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Matson, Wallace
These incisive, witty, and completely accessible essays on a wide range of topics by historian of philosophy Wallace Matson admirably demonstrate that philosophy can still be based on careful reasoning and presented with clarity of expression. Against fashionable contemporary views, Matson asserts that philosophy is "the most important subject in the college curriculum," because it is the investigation into what rationality is. Getting the answer wrong to the question "What does it mean to be reasonable?" is the most catastrophic of errors. The motivation for most of the essays in this collection is his perception that this error is being widely committed and that received opinion on many topics is dead wrong. Accordingly, he takes issue with the following beliefs: bodily resurrection is possible; zombies are logically possible (as David Chalmers claims); John Rawls wrote a book on justice; religion is an aid to morality; Zeno and Parmenides tried to prove that nothing really moves; the actual world is only one out of an infinity of possible worlds; and much more. Also included are two essays on Matson's distinctions between high and low beliefs, four essays on Spinoza, and, in conclusion, 'The Study of Philosophy as a Prophylactic against Bullshit'.
Humanity Books, 2006, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1591023971
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Inventory #17830
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Waveren, Erlo Van
205pp.
Daimon Verlag, 1998, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 385630570X
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Inventory #14473
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Edited By Montgomery Massingberd, Hugh
The first book of its kind on the First Families covering the character, career, writings, ancestry, wives, siblings and descendants of the 39 presidents from George Washington to Ronald Reagan has now been revised, again under the editorship of Hugh Montgomery Massingberd. Corners of D/J slightly rubbed. 597pp.
Burke's Peerage, 1981, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Fine. Second Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0850110335
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Inventory #22092
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.25 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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Blanpain, Roger Ed.
Because labour and social security issues have arisen in many disparate ways since the inception of the European Communities, there has been no consistent classification of European law in this area. This book attempts to rectify that situation, presenting as complete a codification as possible of this body of law, with texts of the most important documents and direct reference to print and online sources of all relevant conventions, regulations, directives, decisions, recommendations and agreements. The codification encompasses European Union texts on labour and social security, as well as pertinent Council of Europe documents. 388pp.
Kluwer Law International, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9041116826
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Inventory #14986
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 38.70 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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