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Metadebates on science : the blue book of 'Einstein meets Magritte'

Author: Gustaaf C Cornelis; Sonja Smets; Jean Paul van Bendegem
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Science+Business Media, [1999] ©1999
Series: Einstein meets Magritte, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do scientists approach science? Scientists, sociologists and philosophers were asked to write on this intriguing problem and to display their results at the International Congress `Einstein Meets Magritte'. The outcome of their effort can be found in this rather unique book, presenting all kinds of different views on science. Quantum mechanics is a discipline which deserves and receives special attention in this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Metadebates on science
(DLC) 99027062
(OCoLC)41266074
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gustaaf C Cornelis; Sonja Smets; Jean Paul van Bendegem
ISBN: 9789401722452 9401722455
OCLC Number: 886915377
Notes: "The series of books 'Einstein meets Magritte' presented here originates from an international interdisciplinary conference with the same title, which took place in Brussels in spring 1995"--Page vii.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 310 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: General Introduction. Acknowledgments. Editorial Introduction: Harmony in Chaos; G.C. Cornelis. Was Einstein a philosopher? Deduction vs. induction, the end of certitude and conventialism; A. Adam. Einstein, ethics and action; D. Fawkes. Cognitive science: two cultures or one; M.W. Bielecki. Goedel's theorem and strong AI: is reason blind? B. Voorhees. What about the modernistic concept of consciousness? S. Langenberg. Mind, nature and the emerging science of change: an introduction to metamorphology; J. Wilk. On cognitive and social dimensions of science: constructivism and nonlinear dynamics; W.H. Herfel. Necessity of a new paradigm in experimental research taking into accont space and time; C. Capel-Boute, A. Koeckelenbergh. Biomedical applications of magnetic fluids as a specific interdisciplinary problem; V.S. Lazarev, et al. Cosmology and proliferation; G.C. Cornelis. Resonance as a unifying principle between the observer and the observed; P.J. Lewi. Early Greek thought and perspectives for the interpretation of quantum mechanics; K. Verelst, B. Coecke. Landscapes of sibylline strangeness: complementarity, quantum measurement and classical physics; A. Plotnitsky. Metalinguistic views of quantum mechanics and its formalizability; L. Loefgren. Quantum truth, non-separability and reality; E. Giannetto. Soliton waves vs. the particle paradigm: the elementary nature of the physical world; G. Hunter. Which side Spinoza would have taken (between Einstein and Bohr) if he had lived to see the `scientific' development of our days: an analysis of human representation of physical reality; D. Nesher. General relativity and quantum theory - ontological investigations; S. Weinstein. From quantal to material level; E.Hemmerlin. On the origin of probabilities in quantum mechanics; D. Aerts, et al. Index.
Series Title: Einstein meets Magritte, v. 6.
Responsibility: edited by Gustaaf C. Cornelis, Sonja Smets, and Jean Paul van Bendegem, Brussels Free University.
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