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Rosenberg, Alexander 1946-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 339 publications in 2 languages and 11,263 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Spy stories  Suspense fiction  War stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QH331, 501
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Most widely held works by Alexander Rosenberg
Philosophy of social science by Alexander Rosenberg( Book )

54 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philosophy of Social Science provides a tightly argued yet accessible introduction to the philosophical foundations of the human sciences, including economics, anthropology, sociology, political science, psychology, history, and the disciplines emerging at the intersections of these subjects with biology. Philosophy is unavoidable for social scientists because the choices they make in answering questions in their disciplines force them to take sides on philosophical matters. Conversely, the philosophy of social science is equally necessary for philosophers since the social and behavior sciences must inform their understanding of human action, norms, and social institutions. The fifth edition retains from previous editions an illuminating interpretation of the enduring relations between the social sciences and philosophy, and reflects on developments in social research over the past two decades that have informed and renewed debate in the philosophy of social science. An expanded discussion of philosophical anthropology and modern and postmodern critical theory is new for this edition. "--
Philosophy of science : a contemporary introduction by Alexander Rosenberg( Book )

68 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text identifies the profound philosophical problems that science raises through an examination of enduring questions about its nature, methods and justification
Hume and the problem of causation by Tom L Beauchamp( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of biological science by Alexander Rosenberg( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a comprehensive guide to the conceptual methodological, and epistemological problems of biology, and treats in depth the major developments in molecular biology and evolutionary theory that have transformed both biology and its philosophy in recent decades. At the same time the work is a sustained argument for a particular philosophy of biology that unifies disparate issues and offers a framework for expectations about the future directions of the life sciences. The argument explores differences between autonomist and anti-autonomist views of biology. The result is a vindication of reductionism, but one that is unexpectedly hollow. For it leaves the exponents of the autonomy of biology from physical science with as much as their view of biology really requires - and rather more than the reductionist might comfortably concede. Professor Rosenberg shows how the problems of the philosophy of biology are interconnected and how their solutions are interdependent, However, this book focuses more on the direct concerns of biologists, rather than the traditional agenda of philosophers' problems about biology. This departure from earlier books on the subject results both in greater understanding and relevance of the philosophy of science to biology as a whole
Sociobiology and the preemption of social science by Alexander Rosenberg( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The atheist's guide to reality : enjoying life without illusions by Alexander Rosenberg( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We can't avoid the persistent questions about the meaning of life and the nature of reality. Philosopher Alex Rosenberg maintains that science is the only thing that can really answer them--all of them. His upbeat book takes physics seriously as the complete description of reality and accepts all its consequences. He shows how physics makes Darwinian natural selection the only way life can emerge, and how that deprives nature of purpose, and human action of meaning, while it exposes conscious illusions such as free will and the self. The science that makes us nonbelievers provides the insight into the real difference between right and wrong, the nature of the mind, even the direction of human history. The Atheist's Guide to Reality draws powerful implications for the ethical and political issues that roil contemporary life. The result is "nice nihilism," a surprisingly sanguine perspective atheists can happily embrace.--From publisher description
Darwinism in philosophy, social science, and policy by Alexander Rosenberg( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How much can Darwinian mechanisms account for human values, the character of social institutions and the justification of our claims to knowledge in the sciences? Alexander Rosenberg, explores these questions and their ramifications in this collection of papers." "The book will be of interest to students and professionals in the philosophy of science and the application of evolutionary biology to social science and policy."--Jacket
Economics : mathematical politics or science of diminishing returns? by Alexander Rosenberg( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Economics today cannot predict the likely outcome of specific events any better than it could in the time of Adam Smith. This is Alexander Rosenberg's controversial challenge to the scientific status of economics. Rosenberg explains that the defining characteristic of any science is predictive improvability - the capacity to create more precise forecasts by evaluating the successes of earlier predictions - and he forcefully argues that because economics has not been able to increase its predictive power for over two centuries, it is not a science."--Jacket
Microeconomic laws : a philosophical analysis by Alexander Rosenberg( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The girl from Krakow by Alexander Rosenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's 1935. Rita Feuerstahl comes to the university in Krakow intent on enjoying her freedom. But life has other things in store--marriage, a love affair, a child, all in the shadows of the oncoming war. When the war arrives, Rita is armed with a secret so enormous that it could cost the Allies everything, even as it gives her the will to live. She must find a way both to keep her secret and to survive amid the chaos of Europe at war. Living by her wits among the Germans as their conquests turn to defeat, she seeks a way to prevent the inevitable doom of Nazism from making her one of its last victims. Can her passion and resolve outlast the most powerful evil that Europe has ever seen? In an epic saga that spans from Paris in the '30s and Spain's Civil War to Moscow, Warsaw, and the heart of Nazi Germany, The Girl from Krakow follows one woman's battle for survival as entire nations are torn apart, never to be the same."--Back cover
Darwinian reductionism, or, How to stop worrying and love molecular biology by Alexander Rosenberg( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953, scientists working in molecular biology embraced reductionism - the theory that all complex systems can be understood in terms of their components. Reductionism, however, has been widely resisted by both nonmolecular biologists and scientists working outside the field of biology. Many of these antireductionists, nevertheless, embrace the notion of physicalism - the idea that all biological processes are physical in nature. How, Alexander Rosenberg asks, can these self-proclaimed physicalists also be antireductionists?" "Darwinian Reductionism navigates this difficult and seemingly intractable dualism with convincing analysis and timely evidence. In the spirit of the few distinguished biologists who accept reductionism - E.O. Wilson, Francis Crick, Jacques Monod, James Watson, and Richard Dawkins - Rosenberg provides a philosophically sophisticated defense of reductionism and applies it to molecular developmental biology and the theory of natural selection, ultimately proving that the physicalist must also be a reductionist."--Jacket
Instrumental biology, or, The disunity of science by Alexander Rosenberg( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of biology : a contemporary introduction by Alexander Rosenberg( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, Daniel McShea and Alex Rosenberg - a biologist and a philosopher, respectively - join forces to create a new gateway to the philosophy of biology, making the major issues accessible and relevant to biologists and philosophers alike." "Exploring concepts such as supervenience, the controversies about genocentrism and genetic determinism, and the debate about major transitions central to contemporary thinking about macroevolution, the authors lay out the broad terms in which we should assess the impact of biology on human capacities, social institutions, and ethical values."--Jacket
Philosophy of science : contemporary readings by Yuri Balashov( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of biology : an anthology by Alexander Rosenberg( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girl from Krakow : a novel by Alexander Rosenberg( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1935. Rita Feuerstahl comes to the university in Krakow intent on enjoying her freedom. But life has other things in store--marriage, a love affair, a child, all in the shadows of the oncoming war. When the war arrives, Rita is armed with a secret so enormous that it could cost the Allies everything, even as it gives her the will to live. She must find a way both to keep her secret and to survive amid the chaos of Europe at war
Autumn in Oxford : a novel by Alexander Rosenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After being blacklisted for having communist sympathies as a student twenty years before, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Tom Wrought escapes America’s Cold War climate to teach at Oxford. There, he falls in love with Liz Spencer, a beautiful married woman. When Liz’s husband is pushed in front of a train in the London Underground, Tom is immediately arrested for the murder. Scotland Yard is convinced it has its man, as he had means, motive, and opportunity. Certain of his innocence, Liz hires a young solicitor, Alice Silverstone, to defend Tom. But they discover that Tom’s former secret work as an American spy made him a number of powerful enemies. Russian intelligence, British counterespionage, and even the FBI all may have reason to frame him. If Liz and Alice can find out who is behind the murder, they stand a chance of freeing Tom, but doing so puts all their lives at risk"--Page 4 of cover
The Routledge companion to philosophy of social science by Lee C McIntyre( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an outstanding guide to the major themes, movements, debates, and topics in the philosophy of social science. It includes thirty-seven newly written chapters, by many of the leading scholars in the field, as well as a comprehensive introduction by the editors. Insofar as possible, the material in this volume is presented in accessible language, with an eye toward undergraduate and graduate students who may be coming to some of this material for the first time. Scholars too will appreciate this clarity, along with the chance to read about the latest advances in the discipline. The Companion is broken up into four parts: Historical and Philosophical Context; Concepts; Debates; Individual Sciences. Edited by two of the leading scholars in the discipline, this volume is essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of social science, and its many areas of connection and overlap with key debates in the philosophy of science
Ke xue zhe xue di lun zheng by Alexander Rosenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autumn in Oxford : a novel by Alexander Rosenberg( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After being blacklisted for having communist sympathies as a student twenty years before, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Tom Wrought escapes America’s Cold War climate to teach at Oxford. There, he falls in love with Liz Spencer, a beautiful married woman. When Liz’s husband is pushed in front of a train in the London Underground, Tom is immediately arrested for the murder. Scotland Yard is convinced it has its man, as he had means, motive, and opportunity. Certain of his innocence, Liz hires a young solicitor, Alice Silverstone, to defend Tom. But they discover that Tom’s former secret work as an American spy made him a number of powerful enemies. Russian intelligence, British counterespionage, and even the FBI all may have reason to frame him. If Liz and Alice can find out who is behind the murder, they stand a chance of freeing Tom, but doing so puts all their lives at risk."--back cover
 
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Philosophy of science : a contemporary introductionThe structure of biological scienceThe atheist's guide to reality : enjoying life without illusionsDarwinism in philosophy, social science, and policyEconomics : mathematical politics or science of diminishing returns?Darwinian reductionism, or, How to stop worrying and love molecular biologyInstrumental biology, or, The disunity of sciencePhilosophy of biology : a contemporary introduction