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The semantics of science

Author: Roy Harris
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pays close attention to the early work of the Royal Society and to the twentieth-century semantic crisis caused by attempting to integrate Einsteinian relativity and quantum mechanics. This lucidly  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Harris
ISBN: 0826484506 9780826484505 0826478476 9780826478474
OCLC Number: 61270946
Description: xvi, 219 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Language and the Aristotelian scientist --
Before and after Aristotle --
Semantics and the Royal Society --
Science in the kitchen --
The rhetoric of linguistic science --
Mathematics and the language of science --
Science and common sense --
Supercategory semantics --
Integrating science --
Appendix 1 : Einstein on science and reality --
Appendix 2 : Heisenberg on language.
Responsibility: Roy Harris.

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