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  1. The Extension of Man: A History of Physics Before 1900.J. D. Bernal - 1972 - London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
  2. Coping with Increasing Complexity: Implications of General Semantics and General Systems Theory.Donald E. Washburn & Dennis R. Smith (eds.) - 1974 - Gordon & Breach.
  3. Relativity.Moshe Carmeli, Stuart I. Fickler & Louis Witten (eds.) - 1970 - New York: Plenum Press.
  4. Time and Time Again: Reports From a Boundary of the Universe.J. T. Fraser - 2007 - Brill.
    This work represents a guided tour to the interdisciplinary, integrated study of time.
  5. The Investigation of the Physical World.G. Toraldo di Francia - 1981 - Cambridge University Press.
  6. The Nature of Time.Raymond Flood & Michael Lockwood (eds.) - 1986 - Blackwell.
  7. Order Out of Chaos: Man's New Dialogue with Nature.I. Prigogine - 1984 - Random House.
  8. The Science of Pleasure: Cosmos and Psyche in the Bourgeois World View.Harvie Ferguson - 1990 - Routledge.
    Examines the formation, structure and collapse of the bourgeois world view, exploring the concepts of fun, happiness, pleasure, and excitement.
  9. Reality and Empathy: Physics, Mind, and Science in the 21st Century.Alex Comfort - 1984 - State University of New York Press.
    Once in a century an overview shakes the mold of preconception and makes a world model fall into shape. This is such a book—absorbing, provocative, original, skeptical, and often very funny in spite of formidable scholarship. The focus of the book is on the change in self-perception which physics might bring about if it were made in some way empathically real to non-physicists. The common man’s “existential” attitude is a product now of nineteenth-century, mechanistic models. But in pursuing this, the (...)
  10. Conversations with the Sphinx: Paradoxes in Physics.Etienne Klein - 1996 - Souvenir Press.
  11. Travels in Four Dimensions: The Enigmas of Space and Time.Robin Le Poidevin - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
    Space and time are the most fundamental features of our experience of the world, and yet they are also the most perplexing. Does time really flow, or is that simply an illusion? Did time have a beginning? What does it mean to say that time has a direction? Does space have boundaries, or is it infinite? Is change really possible? Could space and time exist in the absence of any objects or events? What, in the end, are space and time? (...)
  12. Science, Explanation, and Rationality: Aspects of the Philosophy of Carl G. Hempel.H. Fetzer James (ed.) - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
    Carl G. Hempel exerted greater influence upon philosophers of science than any other figure during the 20th century. In this far-reaching collection, distinguished philosophers contribute valuable studies that illuminate and clarify the central problems to which Hempel was devoted. The essays enhance our understanding of the development of logical empiricism as the major intellectual influence for scientifically-oriented philosophers and philosophically-minded scientists of the 20th century.
  13. From Quanta to Quarks: More Anecdotal History of Physics.Anton Z. Capri - 2007 - World Scientific.
    Chapter Prologue “The scientific theory I like the best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline baggage.” Max Born Ever since, ...
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  14. Fuzzy Sets and Systems: Theory and Applications.Didier DuBois - 1997 - Academic Press.
    / Part INTRODUCTION Fuzziness is not a priori an obvious concept and demands some explanation. "Fuzziness" is what Black (NF) calls "vagueness" when ...
  15. Physics, Logic, and History.Hermann Bondi, Wolfgang Yourgrau & Allen duPont Breck (eds.) - 1970 - New York: Plenum Press.
  16. Space, Time and Spacetime.Lawrence Sklar - 1974 - University of California Press.
    In this book, Lawrence Sklar demonstrates the interdependence of science and philosophy by examining a number of crucial problems on the nature of space and ...
  17. Space: In Science, Art, and Society.François Penz, Gregory Radick & Robert Howell (eds.) - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    This collection of essays explores different perceptions of space, taking the reader on a journey from the inner space of the mind to the vacuum beyond Earth. Eight leading researchers span a broad range of fields, from the arts and humanities to the natural sciences. They consider topics ranging from human consciousness to virtual reality, architecture and politics. The essays are written in an accessible style for a general audience.
  18. Superposition & Interaction: Coherence in Physics.Richard Schlegel - 1980 - University of Chicago Press.
  19. Mechanism and Materialism.Robert E. Schofield - 1969 - Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  20. The Infamous Boundary: Seven Decades of Controversy in Quantum Physics.David Wick - 1995 - Birkhauser.
    The author of this book has traced the major lines of argument over those years in a most engaging style with clear descriptions of the concepts and ideas.
  21. Time's Arrow & Archimedes' Point: New Directions for the Physics of Time.Huw Price - 1996 - Oxford University Press.
    Why is the future so different from the past? Why does the past affect the future and not the other way around? What does quantum mechanics really tell us about the world? In this important and accessible book, Huw Price throws fascinating new light on some of the great mysteries of modern physics, and connects them in a wholly original way. Price begins with the mystery of the arrow of time. Why, for example, does disorder always increase, as required by (...)
  22. How is Quantum Field Theory Possible?Sunny Y. Auyang - 1995 - Oxford University Press.
    Quantum field theory (QFT) combines quantum mechanics with Einstein's special theory of relativity and underlies elementary particle physics. This book presents a philosophical analysis of QFT. It is the first treatise in which the philosophies of space-time, quantum phenomena, and particle interactions are encompassed in a unified framework. Describing the physics in nontechnical terms, and schematically illustrating complex ideas, the book also serves as an introduction to fundamental physical theories. The philosophical interpretation both upholds the reality of the quantum world (...)
  23. Thinking About Matter: Studies in the History of Chemical Philosophy.John Hedley Brooke - 1995 - Variorum.
  24. The Physical Foundations of General Relativity.D. W. Sciama - 1969 - Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday.
  25. The Hole in the Universe: How Scientists Peered Over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything.K. C. Cole - 2001 - Harcourt.
    Welcome to the world of cutting-edge math, physics, and neuroscience, where the search for the ultimate vacuum, the point of nothingness, ground zero of theory, has rendered the universe deep, rich, and juicy. "Modern physics has animated the void," says K. C. Cole in her entrancing journey into the heart of Nothing. Every time scientists and mathematicians think they have reached the ultimate void, new stuff appears: a black hole, an undulating string, an additional dimension of space or time, repulsive (...)
  26. From Physics to Metaphysics.Michael Redhead - 1995 - Cambridge University Press.
    The book is drawn from the Tarner lectures, delivered in Cambridge in 1993. It is concerned with the ultimate nature of reality, and how this is revealed by modern physical theories such as relativity and quantum theory. The objectivity and rationality of science are defended against the views of relativists and social constructionists. It is claimed that modern physics gives us a tentative and fallible, but nevertheless rational, approach to the nature of physical reality. The role of subjectivity in science (...)
  27. Relativity, the Theory and its Philosophy.Roger B. Angel - 1980 - Pergamon Press.
  28. Introduction to the Physics of Complex Systems: The Mesoscopic Approach to Fluctuations, Non Linearity, and Self-Organization.Roberto Serra (ed.) - 1986 - Pergamon Press.
  29. The Voices of Time: A Cooperative Survey of Man's Views of Time as Expressed by the Sciences and by the Humanities.J. T. Fraser (ed.) - 1981 - University of Massachusetts Press.
  30. Explanatory Structures: A Study of Concepts of Explanation in Early Physics and Philosophy.Stephen Gaukroger - 1978 - Humanities Press.
  31. Talking About Relativity.J. L. Synge - 1971 - Amsterdam: North-Holland Pub. Co..
  32. Modern Cosmology & Philosophy.John Leslie (ed.) - 1998 - Prometheus Books.
  33. Is Science Neurotic?Nicholas Maxwell - 2004 - Imperial College Press.
    Is Science Neurotic? sets out to show that science suffers from a damaging but rarely noticed methodological disease — “rationalistic neurosis.” Assumptions concerning metaphysics, human value and politics, implicit in the aims of science, are repressed, and the malaise has spread to affect the whole academic enterprise, with the potential for extraordinarily damaging long-term consequences. The book begins with a discussion of the aims and methods of natural science, and moves on to discuss social science, philosophy, education, psychoanalytic theory and (...)
  34. Quantum Implications: Essays in Honour of David Bohm.Hiley Basil & Peat F. David (eds.) - 1991 - Routledge.
    David Bohm is one of the foremost scientific thinkers of today and one of the most distinguished scientists of his generation. His challenge to the conventional understanding of quantum theory has led scientists to reexamine what it is they are going and his ideas have been an inspiration across a wide range of disciplines. Quantum Implications is a collection of original contributions by many of the world' s leading scholars and is dedicated to David Bohm, his work and the issues (...)
  35. A Philosopher's Understanding of Quantum Mechanics: Possibilities and Impossibilities of a Modal Interpretation.Pieter E. Vermaas - 1999 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book is about how to understand quantum mechanics by means of a modal interpretation. Modal interpretations provide a general framework within which quantum mechanics can be considered as a theory that describes reality in terms of physical systems possessing definite properties. Quantum mechanics is standardly understood to be a theory about probabilities with which measurements have outcomes. Modal interpretations are relatively new attempts to present quantum mechanics as a theory which, like other physical theories, describes an observer-independent reality. In (...)
  36. The Human Touch: Our Part in the Creation of a Universe.Michael Frayn - 2006 - Metropolitan Books.
    What do we really know? What are we in relation to the world around us? Here, the acclaimed playwright and novelist takes on the great questions of his career—and of our lives Humankind, scientists agree, is an insignificant speck in the impersonal vastness of the universe. But what would that universe be like if we were not here to say something about it? Would there be numbers if there were no one to count them? Would the universe even be vast, (...)
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  37. Appearance and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Physics.Peter Kosso - 1998 - Oxford University Press.
    Appearance and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Physics addresses quantum mechanics and relativity and their philosophical implications, focusing on whether these theories of modern physics can help us know nature as it really is, or only as it appears to us. The author clearly explains the foundational concepts and principles of both quantum mechanics and relativity and then uses them to argue that we can know more than mere appearances, and that we can know to some extent the (...)
  38. Spacetime and Electromagnetism: An Essay on the Philosophy of the Special Theory of Relativity.J. R. Lucas - 1990 - Oxford University Press.
    That space and time should be integrated into a single entity, spacetime, is the great insight of Einstein's special theory of relativity, and leads us to regard spacetime as a fundamental context in which to make sense of the world around us. But it is not the only one. Causality is equally important and at least as far as the special theory goes, it cannot be subsumed under a fundamentally geometrical form of explanation. In fact, the agent of propagation of (...)
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  39. Architecture of Knowledge: Quantum Mechanics, Neuroscience, Computers, and Consciousness.Subhash Kak - 2004 - Centre for Studies in Civilization.
  40. Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers, and Shrieks: Singularities and Acausalities in Relativistic Spacetimes.John Earman - 1995 - Oxford University Press.
    Indeed, this is the first serious book-length study of the subject by a philosopher of science.
  41. Particle or Wave: The Evolution of the Concept of Matter in Modern Physics.Charis Anastopoulos - 2008 - Princeton University Press.
    'Particle or Wave' explains the origins and development of modern physical concepts about matter and the controversies surrounding them.
  42. Reexamining the Quantum-Classical Relation: Beyond Reductionism and Pluralism.Alisa Bokulich - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.
    Classical mechanics and quantum mechanics are two of the most successful scientific theories ever discovered, and yet how they can describe the same world is far from clear: one theory is deterministic, the other indeterministic; one theory describes a world in which chaos is pervasive, the other a world in which chaos is absent. Focusing on the exciting field of 'quantum chaos', this book reveals that there is a subtle and complex relation between classical and quantum mechanics. It challenges the (...)
  43. Science, Paradox, and the Moebius Principle: The Evolution of a "Transcultural" Approach to Wholeness.Steven M. Rosen - 1994 - State University of New York Press; Series in Science, Technology, and Society.
    This book confronts basic anomalies in the foundations of contemporary science and philosophy. It deals with paradoxes that call into question our conventional way of thinking about space, time, and the nature of human experience.
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  44. Quantum Physics and the Philosophical Tradition.Aage Petersen - 1968 - New York: Belfer Graduate School of Science, Yeshiva University.
  45. The Bond: Connecting Through the Space Between Us.Lynne McTaggart - 2011 - Free Press.
    Bestselling author of The Intention Experiment reveals the latest science that proves the extensive connectedness of mind, matter, and consciousness.
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  46. The Mind Matters: Consciousness and Choice in a Quantum World.David Hodgson - 1991 - Oxford Unversity Press.
    In this book, Hodgson presents a clear and compelling case against today's orthodox mechanistic view of the brain-mind, and in favor of the view that "the mind matters." In the course of the argument he ranges over such topics as consciousness, informal reasoning, computers, evolution, and quantum indeterminancy and non-locality. Although written from a philosophical viewpoint, the book has important implications for the sciences concerned with the brain-mind problem. At the same time, it is largely non-technical, and thus accessible to (...)
  47. Inward Bound: Of Matter and Forces in the Physical World.Abraham Pais - 1986 - Oxford University Press.
    Abraham Pais's Subtle Is the Lord was a publishing phenomenon: a mathematically sophisticated exposition of the science and the life of Albert Einstein that reached a huge audience and won an American Book Award. Reviewers hailed the book as "a monument to sound scholarship and graceful style", "an extraordinary biography of an extraordinary man", and "a fine book". In this groundbreaking new volume, Pais undertakes a history of the physics of matter and of physical forces since the discovery of x-rays. (...)
  48. On the Metaphysics of Experimental Physics.Karl Rogers - 2005 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This provocative and critical work addresses the question of why scientific realists and positivists consider experimental physics to be a natural and empirical science. Taking insights from contemporary science studies, continental philosophy, and the history of physics, this book describes and analyzes the metaphysical presuppositions that underwrite the technological use of experimental apparatus and instruments to explore, model, and understand nature.
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  49. Time, Chance and Reduction: Philosophical Aspects of Statistical Mechanics.Gerhard Ernst & Andreas Hüttemann (eds.) - 2010 - Cambridge University Press.
    Statistical mechanics attempts to explain the behaviour of macroscopic physical systems in terms of the mechanical properties of their constituents. Although it is one of the fundamental theories of physics, it has received little attention from philosophers of science. Nevertheless, it raises philosophical questions of fundamental importance on the nature of time, chance and reduction. Most philosophical issues in this domain relate to the question of the reduction of thermodynamics to statistical mechanics. This book addresses issues inherent in this reduction: (...)
  50. From Cosmos to Chaos: The Science of Unpredictability.Peter Coles - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    Cosmology has undergone a revolution in recent years. The exciting interplay between astronomy and fundamental physics has led to dramatic revelations, including the existence of the dark matter and the dark energy that appear to dominate our cosmos. But these discoveries only reveal themselves through small effects in noisy experimental data. Dealing with such observations requires the careful application of probability and statistics. But it is not only in the arcane world of fundamental physics that probability theory plays such an (...)
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