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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
History
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Interaction between science and philosophy.
Atlantic Highlands, N.J., Humanities Press [1974]
(OCoLC)613113868
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yehuda Elkana; Samuel Sambursky; Aḳademyah ha-leʼumit ha-Yiśreʼelit le-madaʻim.; Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim.; Van Leer Foundation for the Advancement of Human Culture.
ISBN: 0391002554 9780391002555
OCLC Number: 867939
Notes: Papers from a symposium sponsored by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Van Leer Foundation for the Advancement of Human Culture, held in Jerusalem in Jan. 1971 to honor Professor Samuel Sambursky on his 70th birthday.
Description: xvii, 481 p. 24 cm.
Contents: Concrete versus abstract theoretical models / Yuval Ne'eman --
How constant are the constants of physics? / Amos Yahil --
Discussion on papers by Ne'eman and Yahil --
Philosophy and the enterprise of science in the later middle ages / John Murdoch --
Philosophy, mathematics and the concepts of space in the Middle Ages / Shlomo Pines --
Discussion on papers by Murdoch and Pines --
Newton's 1672 optical controversies : a study in the grammar of scientific dissent / Zev Bechler --
Hegel's philosophy of nature / S. Sambursky --
Discussion on papers by Bechler and Sambursky --
The end of the Parmenidean era / Stephen Toulmin --
Discussion on paper by Toulmin --
History of science and its rational reconstruction / Imre Lakatos --
Boltzmann's scientific research program and its alternatives / Yehuda Elkana --
Discussion on papers by Lakatos and Elkana --
Newton's theory vs Kepler's theory and Galileo's theory / I. Bernard Cohen --
Mach's conception of thought experiments in the natural sciences / Erwin Hiebert --
Finding favor with the angel of the Lord : notes toward the psychobiographical study of scientific genius / Gerald Holton --
Discussion on papers by Hiebert and Holton --
Scientists as sleepwalkers / Joseph Agassi --
Revolution and reduction / Everett Mendelsohn --
Discussion on papers by Agassi and Mendelsohn --
The charisma of crystals in biology / J. Lorch --
Science and philosophy in the problem of the dimensionality of space / Max Jammer --
Statistical causality in atomic theory / Leon Rosenfeld --
Concluding words / S. Sambursky.
Series Title: The Van Leer Jerusalem Foundation series.
Responsibility: Edited by Y. Elkana.

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