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Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone

ISBN-10: 1138785431

ISBN-13: 9781138785434

Edition: 2015

Authors: Michela Massimi

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What is the origin of our universe? What are dark matter and dark energy? What is our role in the universe as human beings capable of knowledge? What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness? Scientific research across both the physical and cognitive sciences raises fascinating philosophical questions. Philosophy and the Sciences For Everyone introduces these questions and more. It begins by asking what good is philosophy for the sciences before examining the following questions:The origin of our universeDark matter and dark energyAnthropic reasoning in philosophy and cosmologyEvolutionary theory and the human mindWhat is consciousness?Intelligent machines and the human brainEmbodied Cognition.Each chapter includes an introduction, summary and study questions and there is a glossary of technical terms. Designed to be used on the corresponding Philosophy and the Sciences online course offered by the University of Edinburgh this book is also a superb introduction to central topics in philosophy of science and popular science.
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 9/30/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 164
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English