Schrodinger's Cat & The Golden Bough

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Schrödinger's Cat & The Golden Bough addresses the relationship between science and mythology from the starting points of Frazer's The Golden Bough and Erwin Schrödinger's famous cat. From the Greek origins of modern scientific thought, Bancroft traces the intertwining and separation of mythology, magic, and science through the ages. Drawing on psychology, mythology, literature, and history of science, the author, a physicist who works with electromagnetic Field Theory, presents a fascinating and provocative ...
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Overview

Schrödinger's Cat & The Golden Bough addresses the relationship between science and mythology from the starting points of Frazer's The Golden Bough and Erwin Schrödinger's famous cat. From the Greek origins of modern scientific thought, Bancroft traces the intertwining and separation of mythology, magic, and science through the ages. Drawing on psychology, mythology, literature, and history of science, the author, a physicist who works with electromagnetic Field Theory, presents a fascinating and provocative cross-disciplinary study.
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Without explaining his background<-->physical science? social science? philosophy of science? mythology?<-->Bancroft sets out to explore the frontier between the human imagination and the world that presents itself to the senses, between myth and science. He begins by surveying the multitude of symbolic representations people take for granted on a daily basis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761817499
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Randy Bancroft is a Physicist working in private industry in the USA.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Spectrum of Symbolism Chapter 2 The Nature of Magic & The Magic of Nature Chapter 3 Infectious Ideas Chapter 4 The Function of Science and Mythology Chapter 5 Truth and Illusion Chapter 6 Islands of Thought
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