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Science and culture : popular and philosophical essays

Author: Hermann von Helmholtz; David Cahan
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text presents 15 lectures by Hermann von Helmholtz, a leading 19th-century scientist who was concerned with the implications of science for philosophy and culture. Topics covered include: the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Hermann von Helmholtz; Hermann von Helmholtz; Hermann von Helmoltz; Hermann von Helmholtz
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hermann von Helmholtz; David Cahan
ISBN: 0226326586 9780226326580 0226326594 9780226326597
OCLC Number: 32273537
Description: xviii, 418 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. On Goethe's Scientific Researchers (1853) --
2. On the Interaction of the Natural Forces (1854) --
3. On the Physiological Causes of Harmony in Music (1857) --
4. On the Relation of Natural Science to Science in General (1862) --
5. On the Conservation of Force (1862-63) --
6. The Recent Progress of the Theory of Vision (1868) --
7. On the Aim and Progress of Physical Science (1869) --
8. On the Origin and Significance of Geometrical Axioms (1870) --
9. On the Origin of the Planetary System (1871) --
10. On the Relation of Optics to Painting (1871) --
11. On Thought in Medicine (1877) --
12. On Academic Freedom in German Universities (1877) --
13. The Facts in Perception (1878) --
14. Hermann von Helmholtz. An Autobiographical Sketch (1891) --
15. Goethe's Presentiments of Coming Scientific Ideas (1892).
Responsibility: Hermann von Helmholtz ; edited, and with an introduction by David Cahan.
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