'Nature and the Greeks' and 'Science and Humanism' / Edition 1

'Nature and the Greeks' and 'Science and Humanism' / Edition 1

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by Erwin Schrodinger, Erwin Schrvdinger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521575508

ISBN-13: 9780521575508

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The texts of two of Schrodinger's most famous lecture series are made available again. In Nature and the Greeks, he offers an historical account of the scientific world picture. In Science and Humanism, he addresses fundamental questions about the link between scientific and spiritual matters.  See more details below

Overview

The texts of two of Schrodinger's most famous lecture series are made available again. In Nature and the Greeks, he offers an historical account of the scientific world picture. In Science and Humanism, he addresses fundamental questions about the link between scientific and spiritual matters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521575508
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Canto original Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Part I. Nature and the Greeks: 1. The motives for returning to ancient thought; 2. The competition, reason v. senses; 3. The Pythagoreans; 4. The Ionian enlightenment; 5. The religion of Xenophanes, Heraclitus of Ephesus; 6. The atomists; 7. What are the special features?; Part II. Science and Humanism: 1. The spiritual bearing of science on life; 2. The practical achievements of science tending to obliterate its true import; 3. A radical change in our ideas of matter; 4. Form, not substance, the fundamental concept; 5. The nature of our 'models'; 6. Continuous descriptions and causality; 7. The intricacy of the continuum; 8. The makeshift of wave mechanics; 9. The alleged breakdown of the barrier between subject and object; 10. Atoms or quanta – the counter-spell of old standing, to escape the intricacy of the continuum; 11. Would physical indeterminacy give free will a chance?; 12. The bar to prediction, according to Niels Bohr; Literature.

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