• Philosophy of Science: Bolinda Beginner Guides

  • By: Geoffrey Gorham
  • Narrated by: Robert Meldrum
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 07-03-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (13 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

Many of the greatest scientists in history have taken a very philosophical approach to their work - that is, they have been concerned with science's fundamental problems. As it turns out, philosophy is very much concerned with science, as this incisive audiobook concerning the philosophical reflection on science from Macalester College Professor of Philosophy Geoffrey Gorham proves. A polished and dignified performance from multitalented actor Robert Meldrum infuses Gorham's words with a thoughtful quality, making this an engrossing listen. Tackling questions such as "Is scientific knowledge different from other types of knowledge?" and "Is science getting close to the absolute truth?", this performance is ideal listening for anyone concerned with science's core meaning.
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Publisher's Summary

The world hasn’t met with destruction on any of the long list of predicted doomsday dates, but the possibility may have got you thinking: has science created more problems than it has solved? What is the point of science at all? Geoffrey Gorham considers these questions and explores the social and ethical implications of science by linking them to issues facing scientists today: human extinction, extraterrestrial intelligence, space colonisation, and more.
©2009 Geoffrey Gorham (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Eric on 05-23-13

A well done introduction to the subject

What did you love best about Philosophy of Science: Bolinda Beginner Guides?

The book is very well written and the reading was above average, as well.

What did you like best about this story?

The multiple perspectives and issues that are covered within.

What does Robert Meldrum bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Robert does a nice job in connecting the listener with the content.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

Many philosophical musings in regard to science, its history, findings, and methods.

Any additional comments?

Sometimes throughout the reading my brain felt like the reader was rushing, however, overall, the reader did a good job and certainly sounds believably competent. His reading speed thus doesn't detract from the information presented.

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By Warren on 02-13-18

Interesting book, broad scope, wise

I struggled somewhat with the narrator, just not for me, but great book, I like how values were taken into account for how science is created (discovered - depends on what you believe :D)

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