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The elusive synthesis : aesthetics and science

Author: Alfred I Tauber
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer, 1996.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 182.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays ranges from phenomenological descriptions of the beautiful in science, to analytical explorations of the philosophical conjunction of the aesthetic and the scientific. The  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred I Tauber
ISBN: 0792339045 9780792339045
OCLC Number: 421987907
Description: viii, 319 p. : ill. (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Aesthetic Construction of Darwin's Theory; D. Kohn. The Sciences and the Arts Share a Common Aesthetic; R.S. Root-Bernstein. 3. Beautiful Experiments in the Life Sciences; F. Holmes. 4. Abstract Painting and Astronomical Image Processing; M. Lynch, S.Y. Edgerton, Jr. 5. Looking at Embryos: The Visual and Conceptual Aesthetics of Emerging Form; S.F. Gilbert, M. Faber. 6. Form and Function in the Molecularization of Biology; S. Sarkar. 7. Scientists' Aesthetic Preferences Among Theories: Conservative Factors in Revolutionary Crises; J.W. McAllister. 8. Objectivity: False Leads from T.S. Kuhn on the Role of the Aesthetic in the Science; J. Margolis. 9. Kant's Aesthetic-Expressive Vision of Mathematics; L. Chernyak, D. Kazhdan. 10. Physics as an Art: The German Tradition and the Symbolic Turn in Philosophy, History of Art and Natural Science in the 1920s; C. Chevalley. 11. Intersections of Art and Science to Create Aesthetic Perception; A.C. Faxon. 12. The Art of Displaying Science: Museum Exhibition; H. Hein. 13. From Descartes' Dream to Husserl's Nightmare; A.I. Tauber.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 182.
Responsibility: edited by Alfred I. Tauber.
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