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Dawkins, Richard

Summary: "The legendary biologist, provocateur, and bestselling author mounts a timely and passionate defense of science and clear thinking with this career-spanning collection of essays, including twenty pieces published in the United States for the first time. For decades, Richard Dawkins has been the world's most brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders of nature and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 500 DAW

Hawking, Stephen

Summary: Stephen Hawking was one of the greatest minds of our time and a figure of inspiration after defying his ALS diagnosis at age twenty-one. He is known for both his breakthroughs in theoretical physics as well as his ability to make complex concepts accessible for all, and was beloved for his mischievous sense of humor. Within these pages, he provides his personal views on our biggest challenges...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 501 HAW

Gleiser, Marcelo

Summary: "Do all questions have answers? How much can we know about the world? Is there such a thing as an ultimate truth? To be human is to want to know, to understand our origins and the meaning of our lives. In The Island of Knowledge, physicist Marcelo Gleiser traces our search for answers to the most fundamental questions of existence, the origin of the universe, the nature of reality, and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 501 GLE

Rolston, Holmes

Summary: How is the scientific method similar to and different from the way that Christians think? One tends to see what one is looking for. Those who think about religion also use such frameworks. They may call them creeds. Both science and religion open up "big questions." Scientists seek causes; believers seek meanings

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Elm Hill Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 201.65 ROL

Dalton, Dennis.

Contents: Part 1. Lecture 1. The Hindu vision of life -- lecture 2. Thucydides and the Peloponnesian war -- lecture 3. Law and rule in Sophocle's Antigone -- lecture 4. Socrates and Socratic quest -- lecture 5. Plato--idealism and power, pt. 1 -- lecture 6. Plato--idealism and power, pt. 2 -- lecture 7. Aristotle's critique of Plato's Republic -- lecture 8. Machiavelli's Theory of power politics.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1991

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320 POW
Call number: DVD 320 POW PART 1
Call number: DVD 320 POW PART 2

Gray, John

Summary: Turning his back on neoliberalism, voicing 'the end of history' and the unstoppable spread of liberal values across the globe, Gray's was a lone voice of scepticism. The thinking he criticised would lead to the invasion of Iraq. Today, its folly might seem obvious, but Gray has been trying to warn us for years.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Routledge 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 GRA

Laszlo, Ervin

Contents: The amazing coherence of (nearly) everything -- The rediscovery of the Akashic field -- the big questions -- The existential questions -- The integral vision of reality -- A roundtable of leading thinkers -- The furrows of reality--scientific and spiritual implications of the reenchanted cosmos -- From a mechanistic and competitive to a reenchanted and co-evolving cosmos -- the metaverse...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Inner Traditions 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 133 LAS

Goldman, Steven L.

Summary: Professor Steven L. Goldman of Lehigh University presents 24 lectures addressing various topics pertaining to the nature of scientific knowledge and the limits of scientific theories regarding claims to truth.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2006

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3 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 509 GOL
Call number: CD 509 GOL PART 1
Call number: CD 509 GOL PART 2

Dawkins, Richard

Summary: "Dawkins takes up the most important and compelling topics in modern science, from astronomy and genetics to language and virtual reality, and combines them in a landmark statement of the human appetite for wonder."--Jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1998

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Rees, Martin J.

Summary: Science is often portrayed as an obscure, difficult discipline, governed by elite researchers and inaccessible to the general public. In this riveting, inspiring new book, preeminent astrophysicist Martin Rees overturns this view, urging improved communication between researchers and laypeople. In order to shape debates over healthcare, energy policy, space travel, and other vital issues,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 500 REE

Hawking, Stephen

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Summary: Stephen Hawking was recognized as one of the greatest minds of our time and a figure of inspiration after defying his ALS diagnosis at age twenty-one. He is known for both his breakthroughs in theoretical physics as well as his ability to make complex concepts accessible for all, and was beloved for his mischievous sense of humor. At the time of his death, Hawking was working on a final...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2018

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Lankes, R. David

Summary: "Libraries have existed for millennia, but today the library field is searching for solid footing in an increasingly fragmented (and increasingly digital) information environment. What is librarianship when it is unmoored from cataloging, books, buildings, and committees? In The Atlas of New Librarianship, R. David Lankes offers a guide to this new landscape for practitioners. He describes a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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1 available in Reference Office Reference, Call number: OFR 020.1 Lan

Dunn, Rob R.

Summary: "The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries-which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived-to heart transplants and the latest medical efforts to prolong our hearts' lives, almost defying nature in the process....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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West, Geoffrey B.

Summary: "From one of the most influential scientists of our time, a dazzling exploration of the hidden laws that govern the life cycle of everything from plants and animals to the cities we live in. The former head of the Sante Fe Institute, visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term "complexity" can be...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 WES

Krauss, Lawrence Maxwell.

Summary: "Internationally known theoretical physicist and bestselling author Lawrence Krauss offers provocative, revelatory answers to the most basic philosophical questions: Where did our universe come from? Why is there something rather than nothing? And how isit all going to end? Why is there something rather than nothing?" is asked of anyone who says there is no God. Yet this is not so much a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 523.18 KRA

Levin, Yuval.

Summary: "In The Great Debate Yuval Levin explores the origins of the familiar left/right divide in American politics by examining the views of the men who best represent each side of that debate: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. In a groundbreaking exploration of the origins of our political order, Levin shows that our political divide did not originate (as many historians argue) in the French...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 LEV

Summary: Thomas More's Utopia, one of the most significant texts of English humanism, has become the ideal for a society based on fundamental human principles of fairness and justice. This program follows the progress of More's intellectual development, from his early friendship with the influential humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam, to his rise to power as a member of Parliament and later Chancellor of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Berlin, Isaiah

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 192 BER

Gribbin, John R.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 003 GRI

Yanofsky, Noson S.

Summary: "Many books explain what is known about the universe. This book investigates what cannot be known. Rather than exploring the amazing facts that science, mathematics, and reason have revealed to us, this work studies what science, mathematics, and reason tell us cannot be revealed. In The Outer Limits of Reason, Noson Yanofsky considers what cannot be predicted, described, or known, and what...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mit Pr 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 001.01 YAN

Dreger, Alice Domurat

Summary: "An investigation of some of the most contentious debates of our time, Galileo's Middle Finger describes Alice Dreger's experiences on the front lines of scientific controversy, where for two decades she has worked as an advocate for victims of unethicalresearch while also defending the right of scientists to pursue challenging research into human identities. Dreger's own attempts to reconcile...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 170 DRE

Shermer, Michael.

Summary: "From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to applyscientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 170 SHE

Judt, Tony

Summary: Offers a narrative of the United States' intellectual history of the past one hundred years by discussing the ideas and thinkers that helped shape the century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.092 JUD

Thomas, Lewis

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking Press 1983

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 081 THO