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The elusive synthesis: aesthetics and science

Author: Alfred I Tauber
Publisher: Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers, cop. 1996.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, vol. 182.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The tension between art and science may be traced back to the Greeks. The modern schi sm between art and science was again clearly articulated in the Romantic period and seemingly grew to a crescendo  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred I Tauber
ISBN: 0792339045 9780792339045 0792347633 9780792347637
OCLC Number: 782243364
Description: VIII, 319 p., [16] p. pl. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Aesthetic Construction of Darwin's Theory; D. Kohn. The Sciences and the Arts Share a Common Aesthetic; R.S. Root-Bernstein. 3. Beautiful Experiments in the Life Sciences; F. Holmes. 4. Abstract Painting and Astronomical Image Processing; M. Lynch, S.Y. Edgerton, Jr. 5. Looking at Embryos: The Visual and Conceptual Aesthetics of Emerging Form; S.F. Gilbert, M. Faber. 6. Form and Function in the Molecularization of Biology; S. Sarkar. 7. Scientists' Aesthetic Preferences Among Theories: Conservative Factors in Revolutionary Crises; J.W. McAllister. 8. Objectivity: False Leads from T.S. Kuhn on the Role of the Aesthetic in the Science; J. Margolis. 9. Kant's Aesthetic-Expressive Vision of Mathematics; L. Chernyak, D. Kazhdan. 10. Physics as an Art: The German Tradition and the Symbolic Turn in Philosophy, History of Art and Natural Science in the 1920s; C. Chevalley. 11. Intersections of Art and Science to Create Aesthetic Perception; A.C. Faxon. 12. The Art of Displaying Science: Museum Exhibition; H. Hein. 13. From Descartes' Dream to Husserl's Nightmare; A.I. Tauber.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, vol. 182.
Other Titles: Elusive synthesis
Responsibility: ed. by Alfred I. Tauber.

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