BOAS, G: The Inquiring Mind: An Introduction to Epistemology

Boas, George. The Inquiring Mind: An Introduction to Epistemology (Paul Carus Lectures). Open Court, 1959. Unmarked. Pieces missing on edges of dust jacket. Very Good in good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30815) $15.00

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Eleventh series of the Paul Carus Lectures. Topics include the problem of perception, cause and effect, realms of being, and more. 428p. Index. Notes.

CASTI, JL: Boundaries and Barriers: On the Limits to Scientific Knowledge

Book cover. Boundaries and Barriers: On the Limits to Scientific KnowledgeCasti, John L. and Anders Karlqvist. Boundaries and Barriers: On the Limits to Scientific Knowledge. Addison Wesley Longman, 1996. ISBN: 0201555700. Unmarked text. Very Good. Hardcover. (#30556) $14.00

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Proceedings of 1995 conference. Contributors include John Casti, James Hartie, Harold Morowitz, Anders Karlqvist, John D. Barrow, Walter Fontan, Piet Hut, Leo W. Buss, and others. Index. 262p. References.

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VON FRASSEN, BC: Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective

von Frassen, Bas C. Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective. Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780199278220. Unmarked text. No dust jacket. Very Good. Hardcover. (#29483) $60.00

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An original exploration of how we represent the world. Von Frassen defends an empiricist structuralist version of the “picture theory” of science, through an inquiry into the paradoxes that came to light in 20th-century philosophies of science. He concludes with an analysis of the complex relationship between appearance and reality in the scientific world-picture.