Physics and Metaphysics illuminates the relationship between metaphysical beliefs and scientific inquiry into the nature of the cosmos, particularly the nature of space and time. Jennifer Trusted examines the history of science from the 11th century to the
present to illustrate the way religious and mystical beliefs, as well as philosophical speculation, have motivated scientists and inspired their scientific inquiries.
The book presupposes no technical knowledge of either philosophy or science. It is an ideal introduction to
science and the important forces that have shaped its history and ideas.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis, Inc.|
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Table of Contents1. The Ordered Cosmos 2. Old Beliefs and New Ideas 3. Chaos 4. The Search for a New Order 5. The Grand Design 6. The Age of Reason 7. The Age of Experience 8. Problems: Energy and Ether 9. Revolution 10. Physics and Metaphysics
themselves in support of her thesis. The book is highly recommended for all beginning students of the philosophy and history of science (Choice)