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Mindboggling: Preliminaries to a science of the mind by Roy Harris. Do you have a mind? Answers to this question have divided Western thinkers for centuries, and still do. Mindboggling sets out to identify a nucleus of basic issues about the mind, and present the main arguments for and against in each case. Targeted to a lay readership, each chapter discusses a different theory, myth or idea about the mind. Anticipate wails from theorists whose theories have been given short shrift. Published in September, 2008, Mindboggling is available on Amazon (including Kindle), from Bookshops or direct from Publishers.
Science on Television by Bienvenido León. The book is a clear and systematic guide to the narrative and rhetorical techniques used by science documentary filmmakers. The book will be priced at £18.50 RRP, but for direct orders we are offering a 20% discount. The book is also available on Amazon Kindle.
Motivating Science, is a collection of articles from the first five years of The Pantaneto Forum. £13.95 RRP, but for direct orders we are offering a 20% discount. The book is also available on Amazon Kindle.
The Pantaneto Forum aims to promote debate on how scientists communicate, with particular emphasis on how such communication can be improved through education and a better philosophical understanding of science.
The border area between philosophy and science is often neglected or worse still invaded by those whose agenda is suspect. As a result the public understanding of science is poorly served and reasoned debate is mired in rhetoric based on ignorance and even tyranny. A large part of the problem scientists have with the "Public Understanding of Science", is the "Scientist's Understanding of the Public". This covers not only communication with the media, government and other sections of the public, but also communication with other scientists.
The Pantaneto Forum appears quarterly. The Forum is multidisciplinary with submissions welcome from scientists as well as philosophers, political and social scientists, or anyone who feels they want to make a contribution. We welcome articles up to 3000 words and short discussion comments on articles which have appeared in The Forum.
Please post or send any articles to me at nigel at pantaneto.co.uk. All submissions will be refereed.
We are also seeking to publish books in the area of science and philosophy. If you have a book proposal, please send in sample chapters and a précis.
Dr Nigel Sanitt
Editor, The Pantaneto Forum
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