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This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress – John Brockman

For this collection, Brockman was on the hunt for scientific ideas that ought to be retired.

Heretics! – Steven Nadler & Ben Nadler

The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern PhilosophyPrinceton University PressISBN 9780691168692 Any cartoon-loving philosopher will be sympathetic to a book such as this, a handsomely-produced...

Intuition: Its Powers and Perils – David G. Myers

  Yale University Press ISBN 0-300-09531-7 I had a good feeling about this book from the moment I read about it. Vast claims are routinely made for...

Reality: a very short introduction – Jan Westerhoff

  OUP, ISBN 10: 0199594414 Westerhoff offers a potted survey of a subject that may be of some interest, though he raises several suspicions as to...

Decoding Reality – Vlatko Vedral

  OUP ISBN 978-0-19-969574-4 Quantum physics will always baffle our intuitions, and pop science books trying to explain it will always be written, often by excitable physicists...

Understanding Beliefs – Nils J. Nilsson

  MIT Press ISBN 10: 0262526433 This slim book is part of MIT's Essential Knowledge series. The term "knowledge", however, seems to pose some difficulties for the...

The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case Against Life After Death – Michael Martin and Keith Augustine

  Rowman & Littlefield ISBN: 9780810886773 This is a substantial compendium of papers - running to some 650 pages - examining the distinctly insubstantial thesis that we...

‘Pataphysics: A Useless Guide – Andrew Hugill

  MIT Press ISBN: 9780262527569 When a hopeful hypothesis bites the dust, when yet another self-contradiction is dragged into the light of logical analysis, when another friend...

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