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Natural Sciences and Human Thought

Author: Robert Zwilling
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Bibliographic data : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leaving aside for once all utilitarian considerations, this book attempts to demonstrate the role and influence of the natural sciences in the development of human thought and in shaping the way in which we perceive the world. This seems to be particularly necessary in the present day and age, in view of the fact that a large section of the public is scarcely aware of the great cultural contribution that the natural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Bibliographic data, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Zwilling
ISBN: 9783642786853 3642786855 9783540575184 3540575189
OCLC Number: 840299545
Description: 1 online resource (XII, 228 pages 33 illustrations, 2 illustrations in color.)
Contents: Historical and Philosophical Aspects of the Unity of Physics: Scientific Progress by Unification --
The Emergence of Theoretical Physics in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century --
Physics and Human Thought --
Physics as a Cultural Science --
Time Flow --
Time's Arrow --
Between Pure and Applied Mathematics --
Concepts of Causality in Pre-Socratic Philosophy --
The Rationality of Reductionism --
The Risk of Heuristics --
Irreversibility and Self-Organization --
Structural Basis of Serine Protease Action: The Fourth Dimension --
Can the Concept of Evolution Tell Us Who We Are? --
Changes of Paradigms in Biology and Medicine --
The Relationship Between Medicine and Natural Sciences During the Twentieth Century Aspects of the Theory of Science --
The Artificial Intelligence Approach to Modelling Medical Reasoning --
The Role of Prediction in Modern Science --
The Example of Psychiatry --
From Brunelleschi to Leonardo --
Antonio Scarpa, Luigi Porta, Camillo Golgi: The Development of Medical Thought at Pavia University --
The Social Uses of Past Science: Celebrating Volta in Fascist Italy.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Zwilling.

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