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History and Philosophy of Science

An innovative subset of our History and Philosophy books, Cambridge Scholars Publishing has developed a specialism in titles focusing on the History and Philosophy of Science. Recent and forthcoming work in this area looks the study of the development of global scientific institutions and societies, and the analysis of historical scientific approaches to social problems like disease and gender. As a whole, the collection is essential reading for historians, philosophers, and scientists alike, and to anyone eager to learn about the history and philosophy of our relationship to science.

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Reflections on Society and Academia

This anthology assembles notes that address a wider spectrum of concern within the social sciences, as well as higher education and design and planning issues. The essays, articles and book reviews gathered here allow for an easy, and holistic, assessment of publications that cover various themes and were written during the past tw...

The Medical Pioneers of Nineteenth Century Lancaster

Modern medicine in England as we know it today is chiefly the product of the scientific developments of the nineteenth century. These advances included improved sanitation, the acceptance of the germ theory of disease as a result of the emergence of microbiology, and the advent of painless and routine surgical procedures. How then ...

From a Scientific Point of View

This book deals with the scientific viewpoint, which is illustrated here through a number of topical cases in modern science, from gravitational waves to mental disorders to social policies. The scientific perspective involves rationality, realism, and reism – the thesis that the universe is composed of concrete things like atoms, ...

Connecting Worlds

This book establishes a dialogue between colonial studies and the history of science, contributing to a renewed analytical framework grounded on a trans-national, trans-cultural and trans-imperial perspective. It proposes a historiographical revision based on self-organization and cooperation theories, as well as the role of tradit...

Educational Studies in Science and Mathematics

This volume, bringing together a number of experts in their respective fields, represents an important contribution to the topic of science and mathematics education. The contributions deal with various aspects of education, including epistemology, theoretical modelling, environmental sensitivity, probability distribution, technolo...

Biologists in the Age of Totalitarianism

This fascinating volume resulted from one man’s frustration with the series of whitewashed obituaries and laudations he had to endure in his long career in West Germany. These were often of biologists who had worked in the Third Reich, a period generally skipped over in such eulogies. Dr Eugeniusz Nowak, born in Poland in 1933, the...

The Story of the Pasteur Institute and Its Contributions to Global Health

Despite the fame surrounding the name of Louis Pasteur, few people know what exactly occurs at the institute he founded in 1887. Scientific breakthroughs made by pioneers of microbiology, the emergence of molecular biology and genomics, and the identification of VIH–1 in 1983 have kept the Pasteur Institute at the forefront of the ...
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Future Humans in Fiction and Film

This book will appeal to everyone who reads science fiction or thinks about science and its impact on our lives. It raises profound economic, ethical, political, sociological, and psychological questions. It explores our fears and fantasies as it examines a range of fictions, films, and TV programs that speculate about the possibil...

Making America Green and Safe

Since history is a critical part of future planning, the eight chapters of this book offer both academics and the general public a historical perspective of the evolution of science and policy actions on climate change and steps toward building a resilient and sustainable society, especially at the Environmental Protection Agency (...

History of Science as a Facilitator for the Study of Physics

This book serves to enhance scientific and technological literacy, by promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education with particular reference to contemporary physics. The study is presented in the form of a repertoire, and it gives the reader a glimpse of the conceptual structure and development of qu...

Nanotech and the Humanities

Researchers in the humanities and social sciences have examined nanotechnology for more than twenty years. Their interests include the history of nanotech, religious reactions, and public engagement with it. This collection shows that the humanities and social sciences contribute to our understanding of nanotechnology. It will also...

The Relevance of Philosophy

As the culmination of a long career in philosophy plus long excursions in physics, history, and theology, the author reflects on what must be done to make philosophy relevant to non-philosophers. Philosophers, the author argues, should go beyond specialized philosophical studies, acquire a knowledge of other disciplines, and then t...
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