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Shimony, Abner

Works: 53 works in 189 publications in 8 languages and 3,141 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Contributor, Other, Arranger
Classifications: Q335, 006.3
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The Nature & function of scientific theories : essays in contemporary science and philosophy by Grover Maxwell( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
Two essays on entropy by Rudolf Carnap( Book )
8 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Polish and held by 433 libraries worldwide
Naturalistic epistemology : a symposium of two decades by Abner Shimony( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
1. AIMS OF THE INTRODUCTION The systematic assessment of claims to knowledge is the central task of epistemology. According to naturalistic epistemologists, this task cannot be well performed unless proper attention is paid to the place of the knowing subject in nature. All philosophers who can appropriately be called 'naturalistic epistemologists' subscribe to two theses: (a) human beings, including their cognitive faculties, are entities in nature, inter acting with other entities studied by the natural sciences; and (b) the results of natural scientific investigations of human beings, particularly of biology and empirical psychology, are relevant and probably crucial to the epistemological enterprise. Naturalistic epistemologists differ in their explications of theses (a) and (b) and also in their conceptions of the proper admixture of other components needed for an adequate treatment of human knowledg- e.g., linguistic analysis, logic, decision theory, and theory of value. Those contributors to this volume who consider themselves to be naturalistic epistemologists (the majority) differ greatly in these respects. It is not my intention in this introduction to give a taxonomy of naturalistic epistemologies. I intend only to provide an overview which will stimulate a critical reading of the articles in the body of this volume, by facilitating a recognition of the authors' assumptions, emphases, and omissions
Physics as natural philosophy : essays in honor of Laszlo Tisza on his seventy-fifth birthday ( Book )
8 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Tibaldo and the hole in the calendar by Abner Shimony( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Eleven-year-old Tibaldo Bondi relates the events which occur when Pope Gregory XIII follows the advice of astonomer Christopher Clavius and drops ten days from the calendar that is in use throughout the entire world
Experimental metaphysics ( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Science, understanding, and justice : the philosophical essays of Martin Eger by Martin Eger( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
"A collection of essays by the late Professor Martin Eger applying the hermeneutic approach to issues of science, education, and ethics. Discusses how concepts of science are conveyed to the general public through popularizations, and includes exchanges between Eger and other leading philosophers"--Provided by publisher
Potentiality, entanglement, and passion-at-a-distance ( Book )
12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Quantum reality, relativistic causality, and closing the epistemic circle : essays in honour of Abner Shimony by Wayne C Myrvold( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
"In July 2006, a major international conference was held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada, to celebrate the career and work of a remarkable man of letters. Abner Shimony, who is well known for his pioneering contributions to foundations of quantum mechanics, is a physicist as well as a philosopher, and is highly respected among the intellectuals of both communities. In line with Shimony's conviction that philosophical investigation is not to be divorced from theoretical and empirical work in the sciences, the conference brought together leading theoretical physicists, experimentalists, as well as philosophers. This book collects twenty-three original essays stemming from the conference, on topics including history and methodology of science, Bell's theorem, probability theory, the uncertainty principle, stochastic modifications of quantum mechanics, and relativity theory. It ends with a transcript of a fascinating discussion between Lee Smolin and Shimony, ranging over the entire spectrum of Shimony's wide-ranging contributions to philosophy, science, and philosophy of science."--Jacket
Search for a naturalistic world view by Abner Shimony( Book )
14 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Quantum mechanical studies for Abner Shimony ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The large, the small, and the human mind by Roger Penrose( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in French and English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
This volume provides an accessible, illuminating & stimulating introduction to Penrose's vision of theoretical physics for the 21st century. His enthusiasm & insight shine through this brilliant account of the problems of modern physics
Natural science and metaphysics by Abner Shimony( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Ŏ! Tallyŏk e kumŏng i ttullyŏssŏyo : T'ibaldo wa sarajyŏ pŏrin yŏrhŭl by Abner Shimony( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Korean and held by 5 libraries worldwide
First considerations : an examination of philosophical evidence by Paul Weiss( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The collected works of Eugene Paul Wigner by Eugene Paul Wigner( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Eugene Wigner is one of the few giants of 20th-century physics. His early work helped to shape quantum mechanics, he laid the foundations of nuclear physics and nuclear engineering, and he contributed significantly to solid-state physics. His philosophical and political writings are widely known. All his works will be reprinted in Eugene Paul Wigner's Collected Workstogether with descriptive annotations by outstanding scientists. The present volume begins with a short biographical sketch followed by Wigner's papers on group theory, an extremely powerful tool he created for theoretical quantum physics. They are presented in two parts. The first, annotated by B. Judd, covers applications to atomic and molecular spectra, term structure, time reversal and spin. In the second, G. Mackey introduces to the reader the mathematical papers, many of which are outstanding contributions to the theory of unitary representations of groups, including the famous paper on the Lorentz group
Revisiting the foundations of relativistic physics : festschrift in honor of John Stachel by Jürgen Renn( file )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Abner Shimony Amerikaans natuurkundige (1928-2015)
Abner Shimony physicien et philosophe des sciences américain
Shimony, A.
אבנר שמעוני
آبنر شیمونی
シモニ, アブナー
English (104)
French (6)
German (4)
Polish (3)
Chinese (2)
Italian (2)
Finnish (2)
Korean (1)
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