On Science

On Science

by Brian Ridley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415249791

ISBN-13: 9780415249799

Pub. Date: 05/23/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Can science explain everything? Brian Ridley, a physicist himself, explores this question and more in this compelling exploration of both the scope and limits of science. Tracing back to the roots of scientific thinking in a world of 'magical ideas', he argues that science shares more with magic than we are often led to believe.
The book also explores the often

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Overview

Can science explain everything? Brian Ridley, a physicist himself, explores this question and more in this compelling exploration of both the scope and limits of science. Tracing back to the roots of scientific thinking in a world of 'magical ideas', he argues that science shares more with magic than we are often led to believe.
The book also explores the often overlooked relationship between science and mathematics and the uneasy relationship between the two. This is neatly linked to a fascinating discussion of relativity and quantum theory, reminding us of the many perspectives on offer within science. On Science is essential reading for all those interested in the way we think about and picture science, where it is now, and where it is going.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415249799
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/23/2001
Series:
Thinking in Action Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

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