The Unnatural Nature of Science : Why Science Does Not Make (Common) Sense
by Wolpert, Lewis
Soft cover

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Unnatural Nature of ScienceUnnatural Nature of Science (Trade paperback)
Pub. Date: 1994
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Price: $5.00
Seller: Book Exchange, Loveland, OH, USA
Description: Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 192 p. Audience: General/trade.
Condition: Good. Highlighting/underlining. some underlining in pencil on a few pages; otherwise excellent
The Unnatural Nature of Science: Why Science Does Not Make (Common) SenseThe Unnatural Nature of Science: Why Science Does Not Make (Common) Sense (paperback)
Pub. Date: 1998
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Price: $13.53
Seller: The Paper Book Co, Mint Hill, NC, USA
Condition: Like New
Notes: Size: 5x0x8; Like New Condition! Glossy cover with tight binding and clean pages!

More About The Unnatural Nature of Science by Wolpert, Lewis

This book shows that many of our understandings about scientific thought can be corrected once we realise just how "unnatural" science actually is. Quoting scientists from Aristotle to Einstein, the author argues that scientific ideas are, with rare exceptions, counter-intuitive and that common sense often makes no sense at all. A passionate advocate of the beauty and importance of science, the author examines a range of issues, including why science and technology are quite different, why psychoanalysis is not properly scientific and why philosophers and sociologists have made so little contribution to understanding science's true nature. He demonstrates the folly of holding scientists responsible for many of society's problems, and the equal folly of looking to science for a miracle cure.

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  • PID: 16714130601
  • ISBN-13: 9780674929814
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Seller: Cardinalis Books
    Description: Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall.
    Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Softcover. A few pen markings to text and margins. Otherwise clean, tight and unmarked. Very neat--a sound and handsome copy!