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書名 The Concept of nature / edited by John Torrance
出版項 Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
國際標準書號 0198522762 (hardback)
9780198522768 (hardback)
0198522754 (paperback)
9780198522751 (paperback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  210 C7443 1992    在架上    30500100692246
說明 xii, 186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 The Herbert Spencer lectures
Herbert Spencer lecture
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
1. Greek antiquity : the invention of nature / Geoffrey E. R. Lloyd --2. Nature and man in the Middle Ages / Alexander Murray --3. The scientific revolution of the seventeenth century : the construction of a new world view / Richard S. Westfall --4. Darwin's nature / Elliott R. Sober --5. The modern physicist's view of nature / Roger Penrose --6. The modern biologist's view of nature / Robert M. May
In The concept of nature six distinguished authors (three historians of science, philosopher, a mathematician, and a biologist) describe the major phases in the development of scientific conceptions of nature from classical Greece to the present. Professor Geoffrey Lloyd shows how different ideas of nature originated in the polemics of ancient Athens. Alexander Murray analyses medieval conceptions of nature in terms of contrasts between learned and unlearned, between schools of thought, and between Christianity and Greek philosophy. Professor Richard Westfall argues that the essence of the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century was its novel conception of nature, quantified, mechanized, and secularized. Professor Elliott Sober examines ways in which Darwinism undermines teleological thinking in biology. Finally, Professor Roger Penrose makes accessible to the layman the nine basic theories on which modern physics draws in constructing its world-views, while Professor Robert May shows how biological processes can now be investigated, and perhaps controlled, at both the molecular and the population levels
鏈接 Online version: Concept of nature. Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992 (OCoLC)653029737
主題 Philosophy of nature -- History
Alt Author Torrance, John
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