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Useful knowledge : the American Philosophical Society millennium program

Author: Alexander G Bearn; American Philosophical Society.
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : American Philosophical Society, 1999.
Series: Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, v. 234.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander G Bearn; American Philosophical Society.
ISBN: 0871692341 9780871692344
OCLC Number: 42598292
Description: xxvi, 307 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: The laws of nature / Steven Weinberg ; Wolfgang K.H. Panofsky, discussant --
Our concepts of the cosmos: progress, prospects and mysteries / Martin J. Rees ; Freeman J. Dyson, discussant --
Mathematics and computing / Peter D. Lax ; Charles L. Fefferman, discussant --
Global warming: does science matter? / Richard M. Goody ; James G. Anderson, discussant --
The molecular biology of Huntington's Disease / Max F. Perutz ; Jerome Karle, discussant --
Scientists and the public: an ambivalent partnership / Paul L. Berg ; Harold T. Shapiro, discussant --
Cancer: the revolution and the challenge / Bert Vogelstein ; Alfred G. Knudson, Jr., discussant --
Wiring the brain: dynamic interplay between nature and nurture / Carla J. Shatz ; John E. Dowling, discussant --
A neuroscience of memory for the 21st century / Christopher Pittenger and Eric R. Kandel ; Vernon B. Mountcastle, discussant --
National sovereignty and human rights / Louis Henkin ; Kent Greenawalt, discussant --
Economics becomes a science--or does it? / Alan S. Blinder ; Andrew F. Brimmer, discussant --
A millennium of economics in twenty minutes: in pursuit of useful knowledge / William J. Baumol ; Joseph E. Stiglitz, discussant --
Population in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries / Joel E. Cohen ; Samuel H. Preston, discussant --
Reconstructing the past / John Elliott ; Anthony Grafton, discussant --
Art and architectural history in the twentieth century / Henry A. Millon ; David Freedberg, discussant --
More than one millennium: the perennial return of the history of religions / Wendy Doniger ; Hermann Hunger, discussant --
Singularity in an age of globalization / Marc Fumaroli ; Glen W. Bowersock, discussant --
One hundred years of the renaissance / Hanna Holborn Gray ; William J. Bouwsma, discussant --
Race and admission to universities / Derek Bok ; David Gardner, discussant --
Health care in a democratic society / Nancy Kassebaum Baker ; Francisco J. Ayala, discussant --
Culture and democracy in America / Sheldon Hackney ; John H. D'Arms, discussant.
Series Title: Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, v. 234.
Responsibility: Alexander G. Bearn, editor.

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