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Science in the looking glass : what do scientists really know?

Author: E B Davies
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats
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Discusses the basis for scientists' claims to knowledge about the world. This book looks at science historically, emphasizing the achievements of scientists from Galileo onwards, and also their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E B Davies
ISBN: 9780198525431 0198525435 9780199219186 0199219184
OCLC Number: 730498468
Description: 295 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Perception and Language ; 2. Theories of the Mind ; 3. Arithmetic ; 4. How Hard can Problems get? ; 5. Pure Mathematics ; 6. Mechanics and Astronomy ; 7. Probability and Quantum Theory ; 8. Is Evolution a Theory? ; 9. Against Reductionism ; 10. Some Final Thoughts
Responsibility: E. Brian Davies.

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The value of this book for a mathematician lies in a number of mathematical examples that one can use to popularize mathematics ... an interesting and fairly exciting reading. * Zentralblatt MATH * Read more...

 
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