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Hesse, Mary B.

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Works: 30 works in 225 publications in 5 languages and 4,924 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Most widely held works about Mary B Hesse
 
Most widely held works by Mary B Hesse
Forces and fields; the concept of action at a distance in the history of physics by Mary B Hesse( Book )

54 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forces and Fields by Mary Hesse is a history of physics surrounding the question: "How do bodies act on one another across space'" Hesse illustrates this through various answers, discussing period of transition in fundamental physics in which new concepts and ideas have been introduced and made scientifically testable, and makes a certain philosophical interpretation of science from the beginning. Some topics include the logical status of theories, primitive analogies, mechanism in Greek science, the Greek inheritance, Corpuscular Philosophy, The Theory of Gravitation and The Theory of Relativity, as well as others. Mary B. Hesse (born 1924) is a contemporary English philosopher of science. She is now professor emerita of the philosophy of science at Cambridge University. Her publication Models and Analogies in Science is a widely cited and accessible introduction to the topic. Hesse argues, contra Duhem, that models and analogies are integral to understanding scientific practice in general and scientific advancement in particular, especially how the domain of a scientific theory is extended and how theories generate genuinely novel predictions. Examples of such models include the famous billiard ball model of the dynamical theory of gases and models of light based on analogies to sound and water waves. Hesse thinks that, in order help us understand a new system or phenomenon, we will often create an analogical model that compares this new system or phenomenon with a more familiar system or phenomenon. In her book, Hesse makes a distinction between three types of analogues in scientific models: positive analogies, negative analogies, and neutral analogies. Positive analogies are those features which are known or thought to be shared by both systems, negative analogies are those features which are known or thought to be present in one system but absent in the other, and neutral analogies are those features whose status as positive or negative analogies is uncertain at present. Neutral analogies are by far the most interesting of the three types of analogies, for they suggest ways to test the limits of our models, guiding the way for scientific advancement. In the late 19th century, for example, the idea that light-waves have a physical medium called the luminiferous ether would have been best thought of as a neutral analogy with water and sound waves. Eventually, due to a null result in the Michelson-Morley and Trouton-Noble experiments, as well as other similar experiments, this analogy came to be accepted as a negative analogy - we now accept that light has no physical medium, unlike sound and water waves. The discovery of this negative analogy led to further advancement, including the unification of electro-magnetic theory with optics, and the eventual creation of new and more informative models of light
Models and analogies in science by Mary B Hesse( Book )

38 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of scientific inference by Mary B Hesse( Book )

19 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolutions and reconstructions in the philosophy of science by Mary B Hesse( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and Japanese and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The construction of reality by Michael A Arbib( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Michael Arbib, a researcher in artificial intelligence and brain theory, joins forces with Mary Hesse, a philosopher of science, to present an integrated account of how humans 'construct' reality through interaction with the social and physical world around them. The book is a major expansion of the Gifford Lectures delivered by the authors at the University of Edinburgh in the autumn of 1983. The authors reconcile a theory of the individual's construction of reality as a network of schemas 'in the head' with an account of the social construction of language, science, ideology and religion to provide an integrated schema-theoretic view of human knowledge. The authors still find scope for lively debate, particularly in their discussion of free will and of the reality of God. The book integrates an accessible exposition of background information with a cumulative marshalling of evidence to address fundamental questions concerning human action in the world and the nature of ultimate reality
Applications of inductive logic : proceedings of a conference at the Queen's College, Oxford 21-24, August 1978( Book )

14 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and the human imagination; aspects of the history and logic of physical science by Mary B Hesse( Book )

15 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defence of objectivity by Mary B Hesse( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modelli e analogie nella scienza by Mary B Hesse( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keynes e il metodo dell' analogia by Mary B Hesse( )

in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nature & function of scientific theories; essays in contemporary science and philosophy by Grover Maxwell( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kagaku moderu anarojī( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reasons and evaluation in the history of science by Mary B Hesse( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ayer and the philosophy of science by Mary B Hesse( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The status of scientific concepts and law in the philosophy of physics by Mary B Hesse( )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bound signature books for citations for recipients fo honours given at Convocation, 1984-1989 by University of Guelph( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

L'archeologia e la scienza del concreto by Mary B Hesse( )

1 edition published in 1990 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In defence of objectivity by Mary B Hesse( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The end of science? Nobel Conference XXV, October 3 and 4, 1989 by Nobel Conference( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Challenges and renewals : selected readings by Mary B Hesse( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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