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Fact, faith and fiction in the development of science : the Gifford Lectures given in the University of St. Andrews 1976

Author: Reijer Hooykaas
Publisher: Dordrecht : Kluwer, 1999.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 205; The Gifford lectures given in the University of St. Andrews, 1976
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Case studies drawn from the history of all branches of science (including chemistry and the earth sciences) and from Antiquity to the present day, serve to widen and to deepen the understanding of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reijer Hooykaas
ISBN: 0792357744 9780792357742
OCLC Number: 231833025
Description: VII, 454 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: Editor's Foreword. Selected Bibliography of R. Hooykaas. Author's Preface. Introduction. I. On Natural Theology. II. Harmony in Nature. III. The Philosopher's Stone. IV. The Undying Fire. V. A Tunnel Through the Earth. VI. `And the Sun Stood Still'. VII. Thinking with the Hands. VIII. Physical and Mathematical Theories. IX. Works of Nature, Works of Art. X. Cleopatra's Nose. XI. The `Thinking Reed'. Notes. List of Illustrations. The Text and Editorial Actions with Regard to it. Acknowledgements. Index.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 205; The Gifford lectures given in the University of St. Andrews, 1976
Responsibility: R. Hooykaas.

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