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            The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind

            The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Grayling, A. C.

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            In very recent times humanity has learnt a vast amount about the universe, the past, and itself. But through our remarkable successes in acquiring knowledge we have learned how much we have yet to learn: the science we have, for example, addresses just 5% of the universe; pre-his...tory is still being revealed, with thousands of historical sites yet to be explored; and the new neurosciences of mind and brain are just beginning. What do we know, and how do we know it? What do we now know that we don't know? And what have we learnt about the obstacles to knowing more? In a time of deepening battles over what knowledge and truth mean, these questions matter more than ever. Bestselling polymath and philosopher A. C. Grayling seeks to answer them in three crucial areas at the frontiers of knowledge: science, history, and psychology. In each area he illustrates how each field has advanced to where it is now, from the rise of technology to quantum theory, from the dawn of humanity to debates around national histories, from ancient ideas of the brain to modern theories of the mind. A remarkable history of science, life on earth, and the human mind itself, this is a compelling and fascinating tour de force, written with Grayling's verve, clarity and remarkable breadth of knowledge.
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            ISBN 9780241304587
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction
             

            Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Gaukroger, Stephen

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            Objectivity is both an essential and elusive philosophical concept. This Very Short Introduction explores the theoretical and practical problems raised by objectivity, and also deals with the way in which particular understandings of objectivity impinge on social research, scienc...e, and art.
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            ISBN 9780199606696
            Released NZ 8 Jun 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            The Science of Can and Can't: A Physicist's Journey through the Land of Counterfactuals
             

            The Science of Can and Can't: A Physicist's Journey through the Land of Counterfactuals (Hardback)

            By Marletto, Chiara

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            From a young British scientist, a groundbreaking exploration of a radically different approach to physics There is a vast class of things that science has so far almost entirely neglected. They are central to the understanding of physical reality both at an everyday level and at ...the level of the most fundamental phenomena in physics, yet have traditionally been assumed to be impossible to incorporate into fundamental scientific explanations. They are facts not about what is--the actual--but about what could be: counterfactuals. According to physicist Chiara Marletto, laws about things being possible or impossible may generate an alternative way of providing explanations. This fascinating, far-reaching approach holds promise for revolutionizing the way fundamental physics is formulated, but also for providing essential tools to face existing technological challenges, from delivering the next generation of information-processing devices, beyond the universal quantum computer, to designing AIs. Each chapter in the book delineates how an existing vexed open problem in science can be solved by this radically different approach; and it is augmented by short fictional stories that explicate the main point of the chapter. As Marletto demonstrates, contemplating what is possible can give us a more complete and hopeful picture of the physical world.
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            ISBN 9780525521921
            Publisher Penguin
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            Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life
             

            Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hitz, Zena

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              1 Nov 21

            An invitation to readers from every walk of life to rediscover the impractical splendors of a life of learning In an overloaded, superficial, technological world, in which almost everything and everybody is judged by its usefulness, where can we turn for escape, lasting pleasure,... contemplation, or connection to others? While many forms of leisure meet these needs, Zena Hitz writes, few experiences are so fulfilling as the inner life, whether that of a bookworm, an amateur astronomer, a birdwatcher, or someone who takes a deep interest in one of countless other subjects. Drawing on inspiring examples, from Socrates and Augustine to Malcolm X and Elena Ferrante, and from films to Hitz's own experiences as someone who walked away from elite university life in search of greater fulfillment, Lost in Thought is a passionate and timely reminder that a rich life is a life rich in thought. Today, when even the humanities are often defended only for their economic or political usefulness, Hitz says our intellectual lives are valuable not despite but because of their practical uselessness. And while anyone can have an intellectual life, she encourages academics in particular to get back in touch with the desire to learn for its own sake, and calls on universities to return to the person-to-person transmission of the habits of mind and heart that bring out the best in us. Reminding us of who we once were and who we might become, Lost in Thought is a moving account of why renewing our inner lives is fundamental to preserving our humanity.
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            ISBN 9780691229195
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Free Will: Philosophers and Neuroscientists in Conversation
             

            Free Will: Philosophers and Neuroscientists in Conversation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Maoz, Uri; Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter

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              14 Apr 22

            What is free will? Can it exist in a determined universe? How can we determine who, if anyone, possesses it? Philosophers have debated the extent of human free will for millennia. In recent decades neuroscientists have joined the fray with questions of their own. Which neural mec...hanisms could enable conscious control of action? What are intentional actions? Do contemporary developments in neuroscience rule out free will or, instead, illuminate how it works? Over the past few years, neuroscientists and philosophers have increasingly come to understand that both fields can make substantive contributions to the free-will debate, so working together is the best path forward to understanding whether, when, and how our choices might be free This book contains thirty bidirectional exchanges between neuroscientists and philosophers that focus on the most critical questions in the neurophilosophy of free will. It mimics a lively, interdisciplinary conference, where experts answer questions and follow-up questions from the other field, helping each discipline to understand how the other thinks and works. Each chapter is concise and accessible to non-experts-free from disciplinary jargon and highly technical details-but also employs thorough and up-to-date research from experts in the field. The resulting collection should be useful to anyone who wants to get up to speed on the most fundamental issues in the rising field of the neurophilosophy of free will. It will interest experts from philosophy or neuroscience who want to learn about the other discipline, students in courses on a host of related topics, and lay readers who are fascinated by these profound issues.
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            ISBN 9780197572160
            Released NZ 14 Apr 2022
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind

            The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind (Hardback)

            By Grayling, A. C.

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            In very recent times humanity has learnt a vast amount about the universe, the past, and itself. But through our remarkable successes in acquiring knowledge we have learned how much we have yet to learn: the science we have, for example, addresses just 5% of the universe; pre-his...tory is still being revealed, with thousands of historical sites yet to be explored; and the new neurosciences of mind and brain are just beginning. What do we know, and how do we know it? What do we now know that we don't know? And what have we learnt about the obstacles to knowing more? In a time of deepening battles over what knowledge and truth mean, these questions matter more than ever. Bestselling polymath and philosopher A. C. Grayling seeks to answer them in three crucial areas at the frontiers of knowledge: science, history, and psychology. In each area he illustrates how each field has advanced to where it is now, from the rise of technology to quantum theory, from the dawn of humanity to debates around national histories, from ancient ideas of the brain to modern theories of the mind. A remarkable history of science, life on earth, and the human mind itself, this is a compelling and fascinating tour de force, written with Grayling's verve, clarity and remarkable breadth of knowledge.
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            ISBN 9780241304563
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Six Secrets of Intelligence: Change the way you think about thinking

            The Six Secrets of Intelligence: Change the way you think about thinking (Paperback)

            By Adams, Craig

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            Six ideas that reveal how to see through lies, deceptions and empty rhetoric, and a warning that we currently misunderstand both intelligence and education.

            ISBN 9781785786525
            Released NZ 8 Jul 2021
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error

            Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Schulz, Kathryn

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            A book that asks - and answers - one of life's most uncomfortable questions: what if I'm wrong?

            ISBN 9781846270741
            Released NZ 18 Jul 2011
            Publisher Granta Books
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            Everything Ancient Was Once New: Indigenous Persistence from Hawai'i to Kahiki
              

            Everything Ancient Was Once New: Indigenous Persistence from Hawai'i to Kahiki (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Case, Emalani; Series edited by Goodyear-KaaEURO~A pua, Noelani; Henderson, April

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            Explores Indigenous persistence through the concept of Kahiki, a term that is at once both an ancestral homeland for Knaka Maoli (Hawaiians) and the knowledge that there is life to be found beyond Hawaii's shores. It is both a symbol of ancestral connection and the potential that... comes with remembering and acting upon that connection.
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            ISBN 9780824886813
            Publisher University of Hawai'i Press
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            Series Indigenous Pacifics
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            Unflattening
             

            Unflattening (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sousanis, Nick

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            The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked in meaning-making? In this experiment in visual thinking, drawn in comics, Nick Sousanis defies conventional discourse to offer readers a stunning work of graphic art a...nd a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge.
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            ISBN 9780674744431
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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