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The Value Of Science

Author : Henri Poincare
ISBN : 9780307824066
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More than any other writer of the twentieth century, Henri Poincaré brought the elegant, but often complicated, ideas about science and mathematics to the general reader. A genius who throughout his life solved complex mathematical calculations in his head, and a writer gifted with an inimitable style, Poincaré rose to the challenge of interpreting the philosophy of science to scientists and nonscientists alike. His lucid and welcoming prose made him the Carl Sagan of his time. This volume collects his three most important books: Science and Hypothesis (1903); The Value of Science (1905); and Science and Method (1908).

The Positive Mind

Author : Evaldas Nekrasas
ISBN : 9789633860816
Genre : Philosophy
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This book is a radical reappraisal of positivism as a major movement in philosophy, science and culture. In examining positivist movement and its contemporary impact, the author had six goals. First, to provide a more precise and systematic definition of the notion of positivism. Second, to describe positivism as a trend of thought concerned not only with the theory of knowledge and philosophy of science, but also with problems of ethics, social, and political philosophy. Third, to examine the development of positivism as a movement: it was born in the 18th century during the Enlightenment, took the form of social positivism in the 19th century, was transformed at the turn of the 20th century with the emergence of empirio-criticism, and became logical positivism (or logical empiricism) in the 20th century. Fourth, to reveal the external and internal factors of this evolution. Fifth, to disclose the relation of positivism to other trends of philosophy. Sixth, to determine the influence the positive mind had upon other cultural phenomena, such as the natural and social sciences, law, politics, arts, religion, and everyday life.

Values In Psychological Science

Author : Lisa Osbeck
ISBN : 9781108587570
Genre : Psychology
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In this book, wide-ranging sources are utilized to seek alternatives to the science-value dichotomy and to move beyond unhelpful impasses between qualitative and quantitative methods. It urges new directions of impact for psychology through intra- and interdisciplinary collaboration in order to confront unprecedented global challenges, generate questions and articulate new possibilities for a sustainable future for humanity. The analysis places the researcher as the principal instrument of any science - an affordance and an ongoing form of demand. Foregrounding 'the personal' also emphasizes continuity across arts and sciences; the interfaces of which contain the full range of resources for innovative thinking. The enduring relevance of observation, imaginative sense-making, and perspective-taking to psychology are explored. In emphasizing that 'the person' and 'the personal' reflect interconnected systems of various levels, the book calls for an appreciation and cultivation of these activities in the psychological scientific community.

Einstein Relativity And Absolute Simultaneity

Author : William Lane Craig
ISBN : 9781134003891
Genre : Philosophy
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Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneity is an anthology of original essays by an international team of leading philosophers and physicists who have come together to reassess the contemporary paradigm of the relativistic concept of time. A great deal has changed since 1905 when Einstein proposed his Special Theory of Relativity, and this book offers a fresh reassessment of Special Relativity’s relativistic concept of time in terms of epistemology, metaphysics, and physics.

Der Wert Der Wissenschaft

Author : Henri Poincaré
ISBN : UCAL:$B520317
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The Foundations Of Science

Author : Henri Poincaré
ISBN : 9781108069496
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This work by the French mathematician Henri Poincaré, translated into English in 1913, elegantly expounds his philosophy of science.

The Great Beyond

Author : Paul Halpern
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114323822
Genre : Mathematics
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Offers an intriguing study of the controversial theory of multiple dimensions, discussing the incompatibility of Einstein's theory of general relativity with quantum mechanics, tracing the history of hyperspace theory, and profiling some of the leading scientists in the field and their ground-breaking contributions to the science of physics.

Einstein S Generation

Author : Richard Staley
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'Einstein's Generation' offers a new approach to the origins of modern physics by exploring both the material culture that stimulated relativity and the reaction of Einstein's colleagues to his pioneering work.

Wissenschaft Und Anti Wissenschaft

Author : Gerald Holton
ISBN : 9783709194850
Genre : Philosophy
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Making A Difference

Author : SASHA A. BARAB
ISBN : 0805861742
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