The Scientist as Philosopher: Philosophical Consequences of Great Scientific Discoveries / Edition 1

The Scientist as Philosopher: Philosophical Consequences of Great Scientific Discoveries / Edition 1

by Friedel Weinert
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3540213740

ISBN-13: 9783540213741

Pub. Date: 11/25/2004

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Clearly written and well illustrated, the book first places the scientist-philosophers in the limelight as we learn how their great scientific discoveries forced them to reconsider the time-honored notions with which science had described the natural world.

Then, the book explains that what we understand by nature and science have undergone fundamental

Overview

Clearly written and well illustrated, the book first places the scientist-philosophers in the limelight as we learn how their great scientific discoveries forced them to reconsider the time-honored notions with which science had described the natural world.

Then, the book explains that what we understand by nature and science have undergone fundamental conceptual changes as a result of the discoveries of electromagnetism, thermodynamics and atomic structure.

The author concludes that the dance between science and philosophy is an evolutionary process, which will keep them forever entwined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540213741
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/25/2004
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Philosopher Scientist.- The Concept of Nature.- Physical Understanding.- The Scientist Philosopher.- The Block Universe.- Causation and Determinism.- Conclusion.

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