The Scientist as Philosopher: Philosophical Consequences of Great Scientific Discoveries
How do major scientific discoveries reshape their originators’, and our own, sense of reality and concept of the physical world? The Scientist as Philosopher explores the interaction between physics and philosophy. Clearly written and well illustrated, the book first places the scientist-philosophers in the limelight as we learn how their great scientific discoveries forced them to reconsider the time-honored notions with which science had described the natural world. Then, the book explains that what we understand by nature and science have undergone fundamental conceptual changes as a result of the discoveries of electromagnetism, thermodynamics and atomic structure. Even more dramatically, the quantum theory and special theory of relativity questioned traditional assumptions about causation and the passage of time. The author concludes that the dance between science and philosophy is an evolutionary process, which will keep them forever entwined.
What people are saying - Write a review
The Concept of Nature
22 From the Organismic to the Mechanistic Universe
23 From Natures to Nature
232 Corpuscular Philosophy
24 The Emergence of Nature as an Interrelated System
241 Immanuel Kant
242 Alexander von Humboldt
25 The End of Philosophical Speculations About Nature as a System
Idealism and Determinism New Models of Physical Understanding
43 Idealist Views of Time
432 Immanuel Kant
On the Passage of Time
44 Minkowski SpaceTime
The Philosophy of Being
The Philosophy of Becoming
443 The Emergence of Time
251 Charles Darwin
252 The Discovery of Atomic Structure
254 Physical Fields
26 Fields Structure Laws and the Decline of the Mechanical Worldview
261 FourDimensional Reality
262 Metaphysical Aspects of Relativity
The WaveParticle Duality
28 Invariance and Reality
33 Einsteins Problem Bohrs Challenge and the Feedback Thesis
The Scientist Philosopher
The Block Universe
411 Models of Time
412 Natural and Conventional Units of Time
413 Galileos Physical Time
414 Newtons Absolute and Universal Time
415 The Relational View of Time
42 The Special Theory of Relativity and the Idea of the Block Universe
422 The Special Theory of Relativity and Models of Time
Einstein and the Idea of the Block Universe
Causation and Determinism
512 Laplaces Grip on the Classical World
513 The Functional Model of Causation
514 Keeping Causation and Determinism Apart Classical Style
52 New Discoveries New Ideas
522 Radioactive Decay
523 Spontaneous Emissions
524 Awakening Doubts and the RutherfordBohr Model of the Atom
53 Scientists Draw Philosophical Consequences
531 Conservative Response
532 The Radical Response
533 Philosophical Response
534 Some Causal Stories in Quantum Mechanics
The Particle Picture
The Wave Picture
535 The Conditional Model of Causation
536 Causal Explanations
Interlude E The Programme of Decoherence
537 Causation Without Determinism
List of Figure Sources
Other editions - View all
citeulike: The Scientist as Philosopher: Philosophical ...
TY - BOOK ID - citeulike:2208717 TI - The Scientist as Philosopher: Philosophical Consequences of Great Scientific Discoveries PB - Springer SN - 3540213740 ...
www.citeulike.org/ group/ 2050/ article/ 2208717
THE EVOLVING CONCEPTS OF NATURE, TIME, AND CAUSATION Friedel ...
REVIEW. THE EVOLVING CONCEPTS OF NATURE, TIME, AND. CAUSATION. Friedel Weinert, The Scientist as Philosopher: Philosophical Conse- ...
www.springerlink.com/ index/ WR04052845U075RP.pdf
Staff Profile - SSH - SSIS - University of Bradford
The Scientist as Philosopher: Philosophical Consequences of Great Scientific Discoveries. Heidelberg/New York/Berlin: Springer 2004; A study of the effects ...
www.brad.ac.uk/ acad/ socsci/ staff/ departmental/ weinert_f/
餘分D: physics and fun : The Scientist as Philosopher
물리 이야기·‥…─━★ 로고 이미지 이야기~*. Info. extrad 소개 · 2007 Egloos top100 · 이글루스피플 인터뷰 · Guest Book 2008. 카테고리 ...
Deff - Search Service - Research database
Research database > Search. Note: This is a beta version of the new Research Database. To search for data from suppliers not available on this site, ...
forskningsbasen.deff.dk/ ddf/ rec.external?id=au425782
New Library Orders for 2005-6
The Scientist as Philosopher: Philosophical Consequences of Great Scientific Discoveries, Friedel Weinert. Book Description: How do major scientific ...
www.uwec.edu/ Physics/ Library/ 2005-6_orders.htm
research article Centaurus unknown Review of: F. Weinert, The ...
research article Centaurus unknown Review of: F. Weinert, The Scientist as Philosopher (Berlin, 2004). Kragh Helge 2005 47 341 342
nelanth.cvt.dk/ google-scholar/ 6/ 0017/ 7427.xml
N9126-News Previews 3/04
newspreviews. March 2004. Including Apress, AIP Press, American. Institute of Physics, Birkhäuser, Copernicus,. friends of ED, Lavoisier-Intercept, ...
www.springer.com/ cda/ content/ document/ cda_downloaddocument/ News%20Previews%20March%202004.pdf?SGWID=0-0-45-112658-0&
The scientist as philosopher : philosophical consequences of great scientific discoveries.; WEINERT, FRIEDEL,. Offered by O'Donoghue Books ...