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Product Description: 1. AIMS OF THE INTRODUCTION The systematic assessment of claims to knowledge is the central task of epistemology. According to naturalistic epistemologists, this task cannot be well performed unless proper attention is paid to the place of the knowing subject in nature...read more
By Debra Nails (editor)

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9789027723376 | D Reidel Pub Co, November 1, 1987, cover price $289.00 | About this edition: 1.

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9789401081689 | Springer Verlag, February 12, 2012, cover price $289.00 | About this edition: 1.

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'A collection of essays by the late Professor Martin Eger applying the hermeneutic approach to issues of science, education, and ethics. Discusses how concepts of science are conveyed to the general public through popularizations, and includes exchanges between Eger and other leading philosophers'--Provided by publisher.

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9780812694611 | Open Court Pub Co, September 28, 2006, cover price $46.95 | About this edition: 'A collection of essays by the late Professor Martin Eger applying the hermeneutic approach to issues of science, education, and ethics.

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Läßt sich Bewußtsein physikalisch erklären? Roger Penrose vertritt in seinem dritten Buch zu diesem Thema seine Antwort - ein engagiertes Ja. Und diesmal hat er sein Buch als klassischen Diskurs gestaltet:jEr faßt seine Position zusammen und geht auf Einwände des theoretischen Physikers und Kosmologen Stephen Hawking, der Philosophin Nancy Cartwright und des Philosophen Abner Shimony ein. Hawking, ehemaliger Student, Freund und Kollege von Penrose, wendet sich gegen eine platonistische Sicht, der zufolge mathematische Modelle einer Ideenwelt entspringen, die Beschreibungen der physikalischen Welt liefern können. Als Positivist glaubt Hawking, daß mathematische Modelle nicht als wahr beweisbar sind, sondern allenfalls durch Beobachtungen belegt oder widerlegt werden können. Die Frage nach dem Zusammenhang zwischen mathematischen Theorien und physikalischer Wirklichkeit ist so gesehen sinnlos. Abner Shimony wendet ein, daß eine physikalische Begründung der Phänomene ohne philosophische Grundannahmen nicht möglich ist. Wie soll Physik ein nichtphysikalisches Problem wie Bewußtsein erklären? Nancy Cartwright schließlich fragt, ob Bewußtsein nicht mit biologischen Gesetzen zu begründen wäre? Penrose bleibt dabei: Und die Physik erklärt es doch.

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9783827402899, titled "The Large the Small and the Human Mind" | Gardners Books, September 22, 1998, cover price $23.15 | also contains The Large, the Small and the Human Mind | About this edition: Läßt sich Bewußtsein physikalisch erklären?

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9783827413314, titled "The Large the Small and the Human Mind" | Gardners Books, March 21, 2002, cover price $13.90 | also contains The Large, the Small and the Human Mind
9780521785723 | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, August 1, 2000), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Roger Penrose's views on the large-scale physics of the Universe, the small-scale world of quantum physics and the physics of the mind are controversial and widely discussed.
9780521655385 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 1, 1999, cover price $12.95 | also contains How Bible Stories Work: A Guided Study of Biblical Narrative | About this edition: In this book, Roger Penrose presents a masterly summary of those areas of physics in which he feels there are major unsolved problems.

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Läßt sich Bewußtsein physikalisch erklären? Roger Penrose vertritt in seinem dritten Buch zu diesem Thema seine Antwort - ein engagiertes Ja. Und diesmal hat er sein Buch als klassischen Diskurs gestaltet:jEr faßt seine Position zusammen und geht auf Einwände des theoretischen Physikers und Kosmologen Stephen Hawking, der Philosophin Nancy Cartwright und des Philosophen Abner Shimony ein. Hawking, ehemaliger Student, Freund und Kollege von Penrose, wendet sich gegen eine platonistische Sicht, der zufolge mathematische Modelle einer Ideenwelt entspringen, die Beschreibungen der physikalischen Welt liefern können. Als Positivist glaubt Hawking, daß mathematische Modelle nicht als wahr beweisbar sind, sondern allenfalls durch Beobachtungen belegt oder widerlegt werden können. Die Frage nach dem Zusammenhang zwischen mathematischen Theorien und physikalischer Wirklichkeit ist so gesehen sinnlos. Abner Shimony wendet ein, daß eine physikalische Begründung der Phänomene ohne philosophische Grundannahmen nicht möglich ist. Wie soll Physik ein nichtphysikalisches Problem wie Bewußtsein erklären? Nancy Cartwright schließlich fragt, ob Bewußtsein nicht mit biologischen Gesetzen zu begründen wäre? Penrose bleibt dabei: Und die Physik erklärt es doch.

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9783827402899, titled "The Large the Small and the Human Mind" | Gardners Books, September 22, 1998, cover price $23.15 | also contains The Large, the Small and the Human Mind | About this edition: Läßt sich Bewußtsein physikalisch erklären?
9780521563307 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 1, 1997, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: In this book, Roger Penrose presents a masterly summary of those areas of physics in which he feels there are major unsolved problems.

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9783827413314, titled "The Large the Small and the Human Mind" | Gardners Books, March 21, 2002, cover price $13.90 | also contains The Large, the Small and the Human Mind

Product Description: Potentiality, Entanglement and Passion-at-a-Distance is a book for theoretical physicists and philosophers of modern physics. It treats a puzzling and provocative aspect of recent quantum physics: the apparent interaction of certain physical events that cannot share any causal connection...read more
By R. S. Cohen (editor), Michael Horne (editor), Abner Shimony (editor) and John J. Stachel (editor)

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9780792344544 | Kluwer Academic Pub, December 1, 2001, cover price $299.00 | About this edition: Potentiality, Entanglement and Passion-at-a-Distance is a book for theoretical physicists and philosophers of modern physics.

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Eleven-year-old Tibaldo Bondi relates the events which occur when Pope Gregory XIII follows the advice of astonomer Christopher Clavius and drops ten days from the calendar that is in use throughout the entire world

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9780387949352 | Copernicus Books, October 1, 1997, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Eleven-year-old Tibaldo Bondi relates the events which occur when Pope Gregory XIII follows the advice of astonomer Christopher Clavius and drops ten days from the calendar that is in use throughout the entire world

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Product Description: Experimental Metaphysics is intended for theoretical physicists and philosophers of science and is devoted to fundamental issues in the quantum domain. The book presents a number of discussions of experiments, theoretical puzzles and alternative interpretations, and philosophical treatments of the metaphysical foundations of science and the way these throw a scientific light on metaphysics...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Robert S. Cohen (editor), Michael Horne (editor), Abner Shimony (editor) and John J. Stachel (editor)

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9780792344520 | Kluwer Academic Pub, July 1, 1997, cover price $229.00 | About this edition: Experimental Metaphysics is intended for theoretical physicists and philosophers of science and is devoted to fundamental issues in the quantum domain.

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Product Description: Abner Shimony is one of the most eminent of present-day philosophers of science, whose work has exerted a profound influence in both the philosophy and physics communities. This two-volume collection of his essays written over a period of forty years explores the interrelations between science and philosophy...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780521373524 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 1993, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Abner Shimony is one of the most eminent of present-day philosophers of science, whose work has exerted a profound influence in both the philosophy and physics communities.

Paperback:

9780521377447 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 1993, cover price $54.99 | About this edition: Abner Shimony is one of the most eminent of present-day philosophers of science, whose work has exerted a profound influence in both the philosophy and physics communities.

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Product Description: Abner Shimony an eminent philosopher of science, whose work has exerted a profound influence in both the philosophy and physics communities. This two-volume collection of his essays written over a period of forty years explores the interrelations between science and philosophy...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780521373531 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 1993, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Abner Shimony an eminent philosopher of science, whose work has exerted a profound influence in both the philosophy and physics communities.

Paperback:

9780521377454 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 1993, cover price $54.99 | About this edition: Abner Shimony an eminent philosopher of science, whose work has exerted a profound influence in both the philosophy and physics communities.

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Product Description: When Laszlo Tisza first came to MIT in 1941, he had already made significant contributions to physics. In the years since, he has consolidated his position as one of the most important theoreticians of his time. Tisza's major areas of activity, closely reflected in these twenty-three essays, have included studies of quantum liquids (in particular, the remarkable properties of liquid helium and the nature of superfluidity and superconductivity), irreversible thermodynamics and the statistical thermodynamics of equilibrium, phase transitions and critical phenomena, and the application of group theory to molecular spectroscopy...read more

Hardcover:

9780262192088 | Mit Pr, January 1, 1983, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: When Laszlo Tisza first came to MIT in 1941, he had already made significant contributions to physics.

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Hardcover:

9780520027152 | Univ of California Pr, February 1, 1978, cover price $40.00

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