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The relations between the sciences : based upon the Tarner lectures of Trinity College, 1959

Author: C F A Pantin; A M Pantin; William Homan Thorpe
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First paperback printingView all editions and formats
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Professor Pantin's wide range of scientific interests - he was a professional zoologist, an excellent field geologist and widely read in physics - enable him to speak authoritatively concerning the relations between the sciences. In this book, which was originally published in 1968, Professor Pantin pursues the ideas to which he first gave expression in his Tarner Lectures. He explains that the most difficult  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C F A Pantin; A M Pantin; William Homan Thorpe
ISBN: 9780521059091 0521059097 9780521148153 0521148154
OCLC Number: 768093589
Notes: Optryk af udg. Cambridge, 1968
Description: x, 205 s. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface; 1. The restricted and the unrestricted sciences; 2. The features of the natural world; 3. Living systems and natural selection; 4. The classification of objects and phenomena; 5. Methods in the unrestricted sciences; Summary; Appendix 1. Life and the conditions of existence (from Biology and Personality, edited by I. P. Ramsey, Oxford, Blackwell, 1965); Appendix 2. Learning, world-models and pre-adaptation (reprinted from Animal Behaviour, supplement I, 1965); Appendix 3. Organism and environment (paper read in 1965 at a meeting of the Study Group on 'Foundations of Cultural Unity', Bowdoin College, USA); Notes and references; Index.
Responsibility: by the late C.F.A. Pantin ; ed. and with an introduction and notes by A.M. Pantin and W.H. Thorpe

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Professor Pantin examines the relations between the sciences and will appeal to both professional scientists and to philosophers of science.  Read more...

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