Concept of Nature (Dover Science Books Series)

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"One of the most valuable books on the relation of philosophy and science which has appeared for many years." — The Cambridge Review
"A great contribution to Natur-philosophie, far the finest contribution . . . made by any one man. — Mind
In addition to his brilliant achievements in theoretical mathematics, Alfred North Whitehead exercised an extensive knowledge of philosophy and literature that informs and elevates all of his works. This book ...

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Overview

"One of the most valuable books on the relation of philosophy and science which has appeared for many years." — The Cambridge Review
"A great contribution to Natur-philosophie, far the finest contribution . . . made by any one man. — Mind
In addition to his brilliant achievements in theoretical mathematics, Alfred North Whitehead exercised an extensive knowledge of philosophy and literature that informs and elevates all of his works. This book represents one of his most significant achievements in the field of natural philosophy. The Concept of Nature originated with Whitehead's Tarner Lectures, and it offers undergraduate students and other readers an absorbing exploration of the fundamental problems of substance, space, and time.
Whitehead's discussions are highlighted by a criticism of Einstein's method of interpreting results, and by his alternative development of the celebrated theory of the four-dimensional space-time manifold.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486438993
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/18/2004
  • Series: Dover Science Books Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 513,335
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. I Nature and thought 1
Ch. II Theories of the bifurcation of nature 26
Ch. III Time 49
Ch. IV The method of extensive abstraction 74
Ch. V Space and motion 99
Ch. VI Congruence 120
Ch. VI Objects 143
Ch. VIII Summary 164
Ch. IX The ultimate physical concepts 185
Note On the Greek concept of a point 197
Note On significance and infinite events 197
Index 199
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