Archive For The “History Philosophy” Category
By Ruse, Michael
The definitive paintings at the philosophical nature and impression of the theories of Charles Darwin, written through a widely known authority at the historical past and philosophy of Darwinism.
- Broadly explores the theories of Charles Darwin and Darwin studies
- Incorporates a lot information regarding glossy Biology
- Offers a complete dialogue of Darwinism and Christianity – together with Creationism – by means of one of many best professionals within the field
- Written in transparent, concise, effortless language supplemented with caliber illustrations
- Examines the prestige of evolutionary concept as a real thought and its implications for philosophy, epistemology and ethics
- Provides a robust figuring out of the philosophical nature and influence of Darwin's thought
- Holds extensive attraction for common audiences open air the area of educational philosophy
- Strongly helps Darwinism and entirely explores sleek naturalistic motives of religion
By New Scientist
From a similar editors that introduced you Why Don’t Penguins’ toes Freeze? and Does whatever consume Wasps?, an exploration of the unusual and beautiful margins of science―the most recent quantity within the very good New Scientist series.
technology tells us grand issues concerning the universe: how briskly mild travels, and why stones fall to earth. yet medical undertaking is going a ways past those seen foundations. There are a few fields we don`t usually listen approximately simply because they're so really good, or turn into useless ends. but researchers have given hallucinogenic medicinal drugs to blind humans (seriously), attempted to weigh the soul because it departs the physique, and deliberate to blast a brand new Panama Canal with an atomic weapon.
actual medical breakthroughs occasionally pop out of the main striking and unpromising paintings. Do Sparrows Like Bach? is set the margins of science―investigating every little thing from what it`s prefer to die to exploding pants and recycled urine. Who in the world might burn off their beard with a laser? Produce a fireproof umbrella that doubles as a parachute? exchange sniffer canines with gerbils? may well a chemical portion of flatulence be the subsequent Viagra? Do sparrows (and even fish for that subject) desire Bach to Led Zeppelin? The editors at New Scientist journal have the solutions to a majority of these questions and extra during this occasion of outrageous, outlandish, and fabulous discoveries at the fringes of clinical research.
This impressive assortment is an amazing reminder that even at its so much inaccurate, technology is extremely artistic, usually hilarious, and will spark the mind's eye like not anything else.
By Edward MacKinnon
This publication is the 1st to supply a scientific account of the function of language within the improvement and interpretation of physics. An historical-conceptual research of the co-evolution of mathematical and actual ideas results in the classical/quatum interface. Bohrian orthodoxy stresses the indispensability of classical recommendations and the practical position of arithmetic. This e-book analyses methods of extending, after which going past this orthodoxy orthodoxy. eventually, the publication analyzes how a revised interpretation of physics affects on simple philosophical matters: conceptual revolutions, realism, and reductionism.
By Mauricio Suárez
Technology is popularly understood as being an incredible of neutral algorithmic objectivity that offers us with a pragmatic description of the realm all the way down to the final aspect. The essays amassed during this book—written through the various top specialists within the field—challenge this renowned photograph correct at its center, taking as their place to begin that technology trades not just truthfully, yet in fiction, too. With case reports that variety from physics to economics and to biology, Fictions in technology finds that fictions are as ubiquitous in medical narratives and perform as they're in the other human recreation, together with literature and artwork. after all clinical job, so much prominently within the formal sciences, employs logically exact algorithmic considering. in spite of the fact that, the major to the predictive and technological luck of the empirical sciences could good lie elsewhere—perhaps even in scientists’ amazing inventive mind's eye as a substitute. As those essays reveal, in the bounds of what's empirically attainable, a scientist’s potential for invention and artistic pondering fits that of any author or artist.
By Maria Zack, Elaine Landry
By Robert Crease
Listed here are the tales of the 10 most well liked equations of all time as voted for via readers of "Physics World", together with - accessibly defined right here for the 1st time - the favorite equation of all, Euler's equation. every one is an equation that captures with appealing simplicity what can in simple terms be defined clumsily in phrases. Euler's equation [eip + 1 = zero] was once defined by way of respondents as 'the so much profound mathematic assertion ever written', 'uncanny and sublime', 'filled with cosmic attractiveness' and 'mind-blowing'. jointly those equations additionally volume to the world's such a lot concise and trustworthy physique of information. Many scientists and people with a mathematical bent have a delicate spot for equations. This ebook explains either why those ten equations are so appealing and demanding, and the human tales at the back of them.
By Edmund T. Whittaker
The aim of this quantity is to explain the revolution in physics which came about within the first sector of the 20 th century, and which incorporated the discoveries of precise Relativity, the older Quantum thought, normal Relativity, Matrix Mechanics and Wave Mechanics.
By Marshall Clagett
This quantity maintains Marshall Clagett's experiences of a few of the points of the technological know-how of historical Egypt. the amount offers a discourse at the nature and accomplishments of Egyptian arithmetic and in addition informs the reader as to how our wisdom of Egyptian arithmetic has grown because the book of the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus towards the top of the nineteenth century. the writer fees and discusses interpretations of such authors as Eisenlohr, Griffith, Hultsch, Peet, Struce, Neugebauer, Chace, Glanville, van der Waerden, Bruins, Gillings, and others. He additionally additionally considers experiences of more moderen authors resembling Couchoud, Caveing, and Guillemot.
By Eugene B. Skolnikoff
Eugene Skolnikoff treats the jobs of technological know-how and know-how around the complete diversity of kinfolk between countries, together with protection and financial matters, environmental questions, overseas financial competitiveness, the unfold of guns know-how, the loss of life of communism, the recent content material of dependency kinfolk, and the difficult new difficulties of nationwide and foreign governance. He exhibits how the constitution and operation of the clinical and technological agencies have interacted with overseas affairs to guide to the dramatic evolution of worldwide politics skilled during this century, really after international warfare II. Eugene Skolnikoff treats the jobs of technological know-how and expertise around the complete diversity of kin between countries, together with defense and monetary concerns, environmental questions, overseas fiscal competitiveness, the unfold of guns expertise, the loss of life of communism, the recent content material of dependency family members, and the tough new difficulties of nationwide and foreign governance. He indicates how the constitution and operation of the clinical and technological firms have interacted with overseas affairs to steer to the dramatic evolution of global politics skilled during this century, really after international struggle II.
By John D. Greenwood
In his severe historical past of yank social psychology, John Greenwood stories the unique perception of the social dimensions of cognition, emotion and behaviour, and of the self-discipline of social psychology itself, as embraced by way of early 20th century American social psychologists. He files how the as soon as extensively outlined perception of social mental phenomena got here to be steadily overlooked because the century built, until not often any hint of the unique notion of the "social" continues to be in modern American psychology.