It is more than a century since Einstein's theories of Special and General Relativity began to revolutionise our view of the universe. Beginning near the speed of light and proceeding to explorations of space-time and curved spaces, this work takes readers through the thought experiments that have given shape to contemporary physics.
What is psychology? When did it begin? Where did it come from? How does psychology compare with related subjects such as psychiatry and psychotherapy? To what extent is it scientific? This book aims to answer these questions and more, explaining the subject. It describes the "schools" of thought and the sections within psychology.
Outlines the development of sign study from its classical precursors to contemporary post-structuralism. This title identifies the key semioticians and their work and explains the simple concepts behind difficult terms. It is suitable for those who wish to know why signs are crucial to human existence.
Martin Heidegger - philosophy's 'hidden king', or leading exponent of a dangerously misguided secular mysticism. Heidegger has been acclaimed as the most powerfully original philosopher of the twentieth century. This title provides an introduction to his notoriously abstruse thinking, mapping out its historical contexts.
Follows the historical development of logic, explains the symbols and methods involved and explores the philosophical issues surrounding the topic. This title takes you through the influence of logic on scientific method and the various sciences from physics to psychology.
How did the mind evolve? How does the human mind differ from the minds of our ancestors, and from the minds of our nearest relatives, the apes? If our minds are built by selfish genes, why are we so cooperative? These questions are at the centre of a research programme called evolutionary psychology.