Nova Publishers
My Account Nova Publishers Shopping Cart
HomeBooksSeriesJournalsReference CollectionseBooksInformationSalesImprintsFor Authors
            
  Top » Catalog » Books » Philosophy » My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
  
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
What's New? more
Allografts: Health Benefits, Symptoms of Rejection and Treatment Challenges
$125.00
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Information
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
Bestsellers
01.Living on the Edge: The Mythical, Spiritual, and Philosophical Roots of Social Marginality
02.Philosophy and Ethics: New Research
03.Deconstructing the Big Book of Stories: Is God Really Dead This Time?
04.Philosophical Insights about Modern Science
05.Chinese Wisdom Alive: Vignettes of Life-Thinking
06.Scepticism: Hero and Villain
07.The Philosophy of Science and Communication Theory
08.A Philosophy of Social Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Approach
09.Complementarity of Mind and Body: Realizing the Dream of Descartes, Einstein and Eccles
10.Einstein and Hilbert: Dark Matter
Notifications more
NotificationsNotify me of updates to Scepticism: Hero and Villain
Tell A Friend
 
Tell someone you know about this product.
Scepticism: Hero and Villain
Retail Price: $69.00
10% Online Discount
You Pay:

$62.10
Editors: Sir Roy Calne (University of Cambridge, National University of Singapore, Cambridge, UK) and William O'Reilly (University Lecturer, Cambridge, UK)
Book Description:
Scepticism was a central topic in the culture of ancient Greece, the source of Western civilization. Over some three thousand years scepticism remains an important tool with which to hone new ideas. With the advent of science and the opportunity for independent verification of concepts, scepticism has assumed a more central role in contemporary culture, requiring constant modification and updating. This volume has attempted to discuss scepticism in the context of both science and the humanities with 33 chapters covering a wide range of subjects without any attempt at being comprehensive. The authors come from different disciplines, though all have focused on the role of scepticism in their subjects. The editors have contributed short introductory and linking texts in an attempt to provide a smooth continuity between some chapters that are aimed at aiding the reader's transition between sections. (Imprint: Nova)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Book Review
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This book has been reviewed by Isabel Asquith. To read the review in its entirety please click here.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-x

A. Preface to the Volume, Lord Rees pp. xi-xiv

B. Introduction to the Volume, Roy Calne pp.xv-xx

Science pp.1-2

1. Scepticism in Cosmology;
(Michael P. Hobson,Cavendish Laboratory,Cambridge,UK)pp. 3-22

2. Doubt and Commitment in Science and Beyond;
(John Polkinghorne, Queens College, Cambridge,UK)pp. 23-30

3. Scepticism and Radiation;
(Dillwyn Williams and Keith Baverstock, University of Cambridge and University of Eastern Finland)pp. 31-46

4. Scepticism and Mathematics
(Thomas William Körner, DPMMS, Cambridge University, UK) pp. 47-56

5. Scepticism in Medical Research
(Damian C. Crowther, Trinity Hall and Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Department of Genetics, Cambridge) pp. 57-66

6A. Introduction to Robert Asher Chapter 67-70

6. Evolutionary Biology and Scepticism: The Reception of Darwinism in 19th Century German Embryology
(Robert Asher, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge)pp.71-86

7. Scepticism in Medicine, Organ Transplantation, Gene and Stem Cell Therapy
(R.Y. Calne, University of Cambridge and National University of Singapore) pp. 87-98

8. Can Medical Ethics Survive When Medicine is Commercialized?
(K.O. Lee, National University of Singapore)pp. 99-110

9. Recovery from Brain Damage and Plasticity: Nihilism, Scepticism and Optimism (John Pickard) pp. 111-130

10. A Principled Climate Change Scepticism
(M.J. Kelly, University of Cambridge, UK) pp. 131-138

Humanities pp. 139-140

11. Ancient Scepticism and Its Challenges
(Lucia Prauscello, University of Cambridge, UK) pp. 141-158

12. Philosophical Scepticism: Neither Friend Nor Foe but Frenemy
(Fraser McBride, University of Cambridge, UK) pp. 159-170

13A. Introduction to Religious Belief
(Roy Calne, University of Cambridge, UK) pp. 171-174

13. Doubting Religious Fundamentalism - The Sociologist As Sceptic
(Graham Howes, University of Cambridge, UK) pp. 175-186

14. Belief and Cynicism in Religion
(Robert A. Hinde)pp. 187-196

15. Doubt in Religion and Theology
(Brian Hebblethwaite)pp. 197-204

16. Scepticism and History
(William O’Reilly, University of Cambridge, UK) pp. 205-214

17. Gotcha: The Poetics of Linguistic Scepticism
(Drew Milne, University of Cambridge, UK)pp. 215-228

18. Love, Sex, Prostitution and Hypocrisy
(R.Y. Calne, University of Cambridge, UK) pp. 229-236

19A. Introduction to Art
(Roy Calne)pp. 237-242

19. 'Art Made for Strangers': Re-Thinking Inuit Art
(Maria Tippett)pp. 243-252

20. 'I Saw It With My Own Eyes': Scepticism and Photography: A Marriage Made in Heaven
(Kiloran Howard)pp. 253-262

21. Scepticism and the Army
(Nigel Chancellor, University of Cambridge, UK) pp. 263-274

Economics, Law and Politics pp.275-276

22. Economic Scepticism
(Andrew Verity, BBC Financial Presenter and Correspondent,Manchester, UK)pp. 277-290

23. Is Money Good or Evil, Does It Really Exist at All?
(Marcus Johnson, Chief Executive of NW Brown Group and Regional President of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments,
Cambridge, UK) pp. 291-296

24A. Introduction for Education chapter
(Roy Calne)pp. 297-298

24. How Do We Teach Scepticism?
(Daisy Christodoulou, University of London, UK) pp. 299-314

25. Sport
(Stephen Chittenden, Reporter for BBC News, London, UK) pp. 315-326

26A. Introduction to the Law
(William O’Reilly)pp. 327-328

26. Between Blind Justice and Skeptical Justice: Lynching in Brazil
(Jose de Souza Martins, University of Cambridge, UK) pp. 329-342

27. Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders
(David A. Thomas, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, UK)pp. 343-356

28. The Prison and the Performance Revolution: 'Virtual' or Virtuous Improvement
(Alison Liebling, University of Cambridge, UK) pp. 357-372

29. The Reasonableness of Doubt: Scepticism and the Law
(Ian Winter, Cloth Fair Chambers, London, UK) pp. 373-382

30. 'An Impossible Sense of Expectation': Lies and Disappointment in British Politics
(Ross Hawkins, BBC Westminster, London, UK) pp. 383-394

31. The Revival of Arab Scepticism: From Private to Public
(Farah Dakhlallah and Adam Coutts, University of Cambridge, UK)pp. 395-406

32. Israeli Dual Scepticism
(Yonatan Mendel and Ronald Ranta) pp. 407-418

33. Corruption: Evil or Necessity Or How I Learnt to Love Human Nature
(Paul Ffolkes Davis, University of Cambridge, UK) pp. 419-430

C. Postscript pp. 431-432

List of images

Index pp. 433-451

   Series:
      World Philosophy Series
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 471, 7x10 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-62417-783-5
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
Special Focus Titles
01.Mountains: Geology, Topography and Environmental Concerns
02.A Short History of the Georgian Church
03.Private Investigations: Suspicion of Financial Crime by White-Collar Criminals
04.Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Honey Wound Healing
05.Controversies in Preeclampsia
06.Bioengineering Nursing: New Horizons of Nursing Research
07.Innovation and Global Competition: The Case of Korea
08.Network-Based Continuing Medical Education: Social Media and Professional Development
09.Fractional Calculus in Analysis, Dynamics and Optimal Control
10.The Infinite History of NOW: A Timeless Background for Contemporary Physics
11.Borderline Personality Disorder: Understanding the Unconscious Function of Deliberate Self Harm and Managing the Transference Relationship
12.Energy and Environment Nowadays

Nova Science Publishers
© Copyright 2004 - 2014

Scepticism: Hero and Villain