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Growing explanations : historical perspectives on recent science

Author: M Norton Wise
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2004.
Series: Science and cultural theory.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M Norton Wise
ISBN: 9780822390084 0822390086 0822333074 9780822333074 0822333198 9780822333197
OCLC Number: 1077295831
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 346 p. :) ill.
Contents: Introduction : dynamics all the way up / M. Norton Wise --
Mirror symmetry : persons, values, and objects / Peter Galison --
Chaos, disorder, and mixing : a new fin-de-siècle image of science? / Amy Dahan Dalmedico --
Forms of explanation in the catastrophe theory of René Thom : topology, morphogenesis, and structuralism / David Aubin --
From Boeing to Berkeley : civil engineers, the cold war, and the origins of finite element analysis / Ann Johnson --
Fuzzyfying the world : social practices of showing the properties of fuzzy logic / Claude Rosental --
Marrying the premodern to the postmodern : computers and organisms after World War II / Evelyn Fox Keller --
Immunology and the enigma of selfhood / Alfred I. Tauber --
Immunology and AIDS : growing explanations and developing instruments / Ilana Löwy --
Artificial life support : some nodes in the Alife ribotype / Richard Doyle --
The word for world is computer : simulating second natures in artificial life / Stefan Helmreich --
Constructing and explaining emergence in artificial life : on paradigms, ontodefinitions, and general knowledge in biology / Claus Emmeche.
Series Title: Science and cultural theory.
Responsibility: M. Norton Wise, editor.

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