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The Scientist as Philosopher : Philosophical Consequences of Great Scientific Discoveries

Author: Friedel Weinert
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2005.
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How do major scientific discoveries reshape their originators', and our own, sense of reality and concept of the physical world? The Scientist as Philosopher explores the interaction between physics and philosophy. Clearly written and well illustrated, the book first places the scientist-philosophers in the limelight as we learn how their great scientific discoveries forced them to reconsider the time-honored  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Friedel Weinert
OCLC Number: 228154768
Description: 1 online resource (volumes)
Contents: Preliminaries; Preface; Contents; 1 Introduction; 2 The Concept of Nature; 3 Physical Understanding; 4 The Block Universe; 5 Causation and Determinism; 6 Conclusion; Bibliography; List of Figure Sources; Name Index; Subject Index.
Responsibility: by Friedel Weinert.

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