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Title:Time Machine Tales The Science Fiction Adventures and Philosophical Puzzles of Time Travel
Author(s): Paul J Nahin
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XLIX, 383 p. 53 illus., 3 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Some First Words -- Introduction -- A Broad Look At Time Travel -- Philosophical Space and Time -- The Physics of Time Travel —Part I.-Philosophers, Physicists, and the Time Travel Paradoxes -- Communication With the Past -- The
Physics of Time Travel —Part II -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Appendix 3 -- Glossary -- Index.
ISBN:9783319488646
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Keywords: Popular works , Philosophy and science , Gravitation , Physics , Philosophy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Physics , Popular Science in Philosophy , Philosophy of Science , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
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Title:Pseudoscience and Science Fiction
Author(s): Andrew May
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (X, 181 p. 45 illus., 28 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Introduction -- Charles Fort and the Forteans -- Anomalous Phenomena -- High-Tech Paranoia -- Flying Saucers -- Mind Power -- Space Drives and Anti-Gravity -- Technology of the Ancients -- Conspiracy Theories
ISBN:9783319426051
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Keywords: Popular works , Fiction , Philosophy of nature , Astronomy , Physics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Physics , Popular Science in Astronomy , Fiction , Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary , Philosophy of Nature
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Title:The Demons of Science What They Can and Cannot Tell Us About Our World
Author(s): Friedel Weinert
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (8 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-31708-3
Contents:I. Thought Experiments: Thought Experiments in Ancient Greece -- What Thought Experiments Represent -- Models and Thought Experiments -- The Function of Thought Experiments -- What Thought Experiments Tell Us and Don’t Tell Us About
the World -- Enter the Demons -- II. Laplace's Demon: Laplace’s Demon: Causal and Predictive Determinism -- Causality, Determinism and the Block Universe -- The Time-Reversal Invariance of Fundamental Laws -- Determinism and Its
Implications -- Determinism and Free Will -- What Laplace's Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the World -- III. Maxwell's Demon: Local and Cosmic Arrows of Time -- Maxwell’s Demon -- Loschmidt’s Demon: Reversibility and
Irreversibility -- Indeterminism -- Indeterminism and Free Will -- Entropy -- The Past-Future Asymmetry -- What Maxwell’s Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the World -- IV. Nietzsche's Demon: The Eternal Recurrence of Events --
Landsberg’s Demon -- Physical and Phenomenal Time -- The Evolution of the Universe -- Time and Change -- Is There a Master Arrow of Time? -- What Landsberg’s Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the Arrows of Time.
ISBN:9783319317083
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Cosmology , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Popular Science in Physics , Cosmology
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Title:Murder on the Einstein Express and Other Stories
Author(s): Harun Šiljak
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (5 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-29066-9
Contents:Preface -- Part I: The Short Stories -- Normed Trek -- The Cantor Trilogy -- In Search of Future Time -- Murder on the Einstein Express -- Part II: Afterthoughts
ISBN:9783319290669
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Keywords: Popular works , Philosophy and science , Computer science , Mathematics , Physics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Mathematics , Popular Science in Physics , Popular Computer Science , Philosophy of Science
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319285825:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Mathematical Cultures The London Meetings 2012-2014
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Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (24 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28582-5
Contents:Introduction -- Understanding the cultural construction of school mathematics -- Envisioning Transformations – The Practice of Topology -- Creative Discomfort: The Culture of the Gelfand Seminar at Moscow University -- Mathematical Culture and Mat hematics Education in Hungary in the XXth Century -- On the Emergence of a New Mathematical Object: an Ethnography of a Duality Transform -- What are we like… -- Mathematics as a social differentiating factor: men of letters, politicians and engineers i n Brazil through the Nineteenth Century -- “The End of Proof”? The integration of different mathematical cultures as experimental mathematics comes of age -- Diversity in Proof Appraisal -- What would the mathematics curriculum look like if instead of concepts and techniques, values were the focus? -- Mathematics and Values -- Purity as a Value in the German-speaking area -- Values in Caring for Proof -- An empirical approach to the mathematical values of problem choice and argumentation -- The
Notion of Fit as a Mathematical Value -- Mathematical Pull -- Mathematics and First Nations in Western Canada: from cultural destruction to a re-awakening of mathematical reflections -- Remunerative Combinatorics: Mathematicians and their Sponsors i n the Mid-Twentieth Century -- Calling a Spade a Spade: Mathematics in the New Pattern of Division of Labour -- Mathematics and mathematical cultures in fiction: the case of Catherine Shaw -- Morality and Mathematics -- The Great Gibberish - Mathematics i n Western Popular Culture -- Is Mathematics an issue of general education?
ISBN:9783319285825
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Keywords: Mathematics , Philosophy and science , History , Mathematics , Mathematics , History of Mathematical Sciences , Mathematics Education , Philosophy of Science
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319207179:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:How Should Humanity Steer the Future?
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Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (175 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-20717-9
Contents:Introduction (A. Aguirre, B. Foster, Z. Merali) -- How to save the world (S. Hossenfelder) -- Humanity is much more than the sum of humans (T. Bolognesi) -- Crucial Phenomena (D. Dewey).- The Leverage and Centrality of Mind (P. Estep
III, A. Hoekstra) -- A Participatory Future of Humanity (D. Rickles).- The Cartography of the Future: Recovering Utopia for the 21st Century (R. Searle).-Enlightenment is not for the Buddha alone (T. Singh).- Back to the Future:
Crowdsourcing Innovation by Refocusing Science Education (T. Norsen).- Recognizing the Value of Play (J. Dickau).- Improving Science for a Better Future (M. Khalil) -- How to avoid steering blindly: The case for a robust repository of
human knowledge (J. Niemeyer) -- The Tip of the Spear (G. Gantz) -- U-turn or u die (F. Mercati) -- Smooth seas do not make good sailors (G. Parry)
ISBN:9783319207179
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Science , Education , Physics , Societal Aspects of Physics , Philosophy of Technology , Popular Science in Education
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Call number:SPRINGER-2014-9781493906185:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Holy Sci-Fi! [electronic resource] : Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect
Author(s): Paul J Nahin
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:Can a computer have a soul? Are religion and science mutually exclusive?Is there really such a thing as free will?If you could time travel to visit Jesus, would you (and should you)?For hundreds of years, philosophers,scientists, and science fiction writers have pondered these questions and many more. In Holy Sci-Fi!, popular writer Paul Nahin explores the fertile and sometimes uneasy relationship between science fiction and religion. With a scopespanning the history of religion, philosophy, and lite rature, Nahin follows religious themes in science fiction from Feynman to Foucault, and from Asimov to Aristotle. An intriguing journey through popular and well-loved books andstories, Holy Sci-Fi! shows how sci-fi has informed humanity's attitudes toward s our faiths, our future, and ourselves
Contents:1. Introduction
Authors Note One
God and Skepticism
God, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
God and Science
Authors Note Two
2. Religious Science Fiction Before Science Fiction
The 'Start' of Modern SF
Before the 'Start' of SF
Early Theological SF
Theological Maturity
3. Time, Space, God's Omniscience, and Free Will
What is Time?
Time in SF and Theology
The Four
Dimensional World
The Block Universe
God's Omniscience in Theology and SF
4. Religious Robots
Alan Turing, Artificial Minds, and the Souls of Machines
Asimovs Robotic Laws
ISBN:9781493906185
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Series:Science and Fiction, 2197-1188
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Philosophy , Science Philosophy , Technology Philosophy , Science (General)
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Title:The Wondrous Universe [electronic resource] Creation without Creator?
Author(s): Gerhard Brner
Date:2011
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The world as it is viewed from modern physics and cosmology has many strange and unexpected features. Often these are in stark contrast with our everyday experience or our preconceptions, such as the concept of space and time asfinite and changeable. Nevertheless it is this strange world which is the fundamental basis of our existence. Therefore modern science also has a few things to say about the age-old questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? The author, an experienced s cientist and teacher, presents the knowledge that we have about our worldfor non-experts. He takes us on a journey through cosmology and the quantum world of elementary particles. Andhe sketches the impact of the insights gained into philosophical assumpt ions and religious beliefs in these disciplines. In the end he asks the speculative question whether there is something beyond the limits of the natural sciences.Gerhard Brner is a Professor of Physics at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and co nducts research on the early universe and dark matter at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching near Munich. He received hisPhD for a thesis on particle physics under the supervision of Werner Heisenberg and Hans-Peter Drr. Professor Brner is the author of the successful graduate textbook The Early Universe (published by Springer and now in its 4thedition), as well as of several popular science books on cosmology. In 2009 he received the Chinese Academy of Sciences Award for International C ooperation in Science and Technology (together with Prof. Maurice-Roger Bonnet). In 2010he received the Friendship Award, and in January 2011 the Chinese governments National Award for Cooperation in Science and Technology, the highest honor bestowed on f oreigners
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Contents:1 The Wondrous Universe
2 The World at Large
3 The Deep Underground
4 Boundaries and Transgressions
ISBN:9783642201042
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Series:Astronomers' Universe, 1614-659X
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Keywords: Philosophy , Science Philosophy , Astronomy , Quantum theory , Science (General)
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Call number:SPRINGER-2009-9781402094095:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Proof Theory for Fuzzy Logics [electronic resource]
Author(s): George Metcalfe
Nicola Olivetti
Dov Gabbay
Date:2009
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
Size:1 online resource
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Note:Fuzzy logics are many-valued logics that are well suited to reasoning in the context of vagueness. They provide the basis for the wider field of Fuzzy Logic, encompassing diverse areas such as fuzzy control, fuzzy databases, andfuzzy mathematics. Thi s book provides an accessible and up-to-date introduction to this fast-growing and increasingly popular area. It focuses in particular on the development and applications of proof-theoretic presentations offuzzy logics the result of more than ten years of intensive work by researchers in the area, including the authors. In addition to providing alternative elegant presentations of fuzzy logics, proof-theoretic methods are useful foraddressing theoretical problems (including key standard completeness resul ts) and developing efficient deduction and decision algorithms. Proof-theoretic presentations also place fuzzy logics in the broader landscape of non-classicallogics, revealing deep relations with other logics studied in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Philosophy. The book builds methodically from the semantic origins of fuzzy logics to proof-theoretic presentations such as Hilbert andGentzen systems, introducing both theoretical and practical applications of these presentations
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Contents:The Semantic Basis
Hilbert Systems
Gentzen Systems
Syntactic Eliminations
Fundamental Logics
Uniformity and Efficiency
First
Order Logics
Further Topics
ISBN:9781402094095
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Series:Applied Logic Series, 1386-2790 : v36
Series:Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649)
Keywords: Mathematics , Logic , Artificial intelligence , Algebra , Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
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Call number:SPRINGER-2004-9783662053690:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Mind, Matter and Quantum Mechanics
Author(s): Henry P Stapp
Date:2004
Edition:Second Edition
Size:1 online resource (297 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-05369-0
Contents:1 ... and then a Miracle Occurs -- 2 A Quantum Theory of Consciousness -- 3 The Copenhagen Interpretation -- 4 Mind, Matter, and Quantum Mechanics -- 5 Quantum Propensities and the Brain-Mind Connection -- 6 A Quantum Theory of the
Mind-Brain Interface -- 7 Mind, Matter, and Pauli -- 8 Choice and Meaning in the Quantum Universe -- 9 Future Achievements to Be Gained through Science -- 10 A Quantum Conception of Man -- 11 Quantum Theory and the Place of Mind in
Nature -- 12 Neuroscience, Atomic Physics, and the Human Person -- 13 Societal Ramifications of the New Scientific Conception of Human Beings -- A Mathematical Model -- Further References
ISBN:9783662053690
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Quantum physics , Popular works , Physics , Quantum Physics , Philosophy, general , Popular Science, general
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Title:Thinking in Complexity The Computational Dynamics of Matter, Mind, and Mankind
Author(s): Klaus Mainzer
Date:2004
Edition:Fourth Revised and Enlarged Edition
Size:1 online resource (456 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-05364-5
Contents:1. Introduction: From Linear to Nonlinear Thinking -- 2. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Matter -- 3. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Life -- 4. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Mind—Brain -- 5. Complex Systems and the
Evolution of Computability -- 6. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Artificial Life and Intelligence -- 7. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Human Society -- 8. Epilogue on Future, Science, and Ethics -- References -- Name Index
ISBN:9783662053645
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Bioinformatics , Statistical physics , Dynamical systems , Popular works , Physics , Physics, general , Philosophy, general , Bioinformatics , Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity , Popular Science, general
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Title:Time, Quantum and Information
Author(s):
Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (454 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-10557-3
Contents:I Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker and His Role in the Physics of the 20th Century -- Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker and The Kaiser Wilhelm/Max Planck Society -- The Role of the Physicist in the Nuclear Age -- “The Atomic Bomb Reveals the
Political Responsibility of Science” -- On the Unfathomableness of Consciousness by Consciousness -- II Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Contributions to Nuclear and Astrophysics and Their Impact on the Development of Physics --
Introduction: From the Atomic Nucleus to Cosmic Vortex Systems -- The Origins of Nuclear Physics and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Semi-Empirical Mass Formula -- Thermonuclear Processes in Stars and Stellar Neutrinos -- Comets:
Fascinating Cosmic Objects -- The Spectrum of Turbulence -- From Dust Disks to Planetary Systems -- III The Unity of Nature and the Nature of Time -- Science and Its Relation to Nature in C.F. von Weizsäcker’s Natural Philosophy --
C.F. von Weizsäcker’s Philosophy of Science and the Nature of Time -- What Is Missing? — The Fundamental Role of Time in C.F. von Weizsäcker’s Conception of Physics and Some Insights from Modern Neuroscience -- Irreversibility via
Semichaos -- Remarks on Fractional Time -- The Dynamics of Modelling -- IV The Structure of Quantum Theory and Its Interpretation -- An Introduction to Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Program for a Reconstruction of Quantum Theory --
Interpreting Quantum Mechanics — in the Light of Quantum Logic -- On the Interpretation of Quantum Theory — from Copenhagen to the Present Day -- Epistemic and Ontic Quantum Realities -- Information and Fundamental Elements of the
Structure of Quantum Theory -- Multiple Quantization in Fock Space -- V The Ur-Hypothesis and Its Implications for Particle Physics and Cosmology -- The Ur-Hypothesis -- The Momentum Eigenstates and the Lorentz-Invariant State -- C.F.
von Weizsäcker’s Reconstruction of Physics: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow -- The Operational Structure of Spacetime -- Ur Theory and Space-Time Structure -- Weizsäcker’s Ur Theory — A Cosmological Point of View -- Ur Theory and
Cosmological Phase Transition -- Phase Transitions in an Expanding Universe: Paul Roman’s Models and Some Remarks on Entropy -- C. F. von Weizsäcker: Biographical Data and Selected Bibliography in Physics -- The Authors
ISBN:9783662105573
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Keywords: Physics , Political science , Philosophy , Quantum physics , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Popular works , Physics , Quantum Physics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Philosophy, general , Popular Science, general , Political Science
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Call number:SPRINGER-2001-9783662044551:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Physics of a Lifetime Reflections on the Problems and Personalities of 20th Century Physics
Author(s): Vitaly L Ginzburg
Date:2001
Size:1 online resource (514 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-04455-1
Contents:I -- What Problems of Physics and Astrophysics Seem Now to Be Especially Important and Interesting? -- What Problems of Physics and Astrophysics Seem Now to Be Especially Important and Interesting (Thirty Years Later, Already on the
Verge of the 21st Century)? -- II -- How Does Science Develop? Remarks on The Structure of Scientific Revolutions -- Who Created the Theory of Relativity and How Was It Developed? A Review with a Preamble and a Commentary -- Does
Astronomy Need ‘New Physics’? -- Physical Laws and Extraterrestrial Civilizations -- Wide Scope and Up-to-Date Information as a Precondition of Successful Research -- Physics Stays Young. A Way of Answering the Questionnaire in Nauka i
Zhizn’ Magazine -- On Popular Science and More -- Notes on the Occasion My Jubilee -- A Scientific Autobiography — an Attempt -- III -- About Igor EvgenevichTamm -- A Piece of Advice Given by Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam -- On the
90th Anniversary of the Birth of Nikolai Dmitrievich Papaleksi -- About Lev Davidovich Landau -- To the Memory of Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Andronov -- About Aleksandr Lvovich Mints -- In Commemoration of Sergei Ivanovich Vavilov -- A
Story of Two Directors -- To the Memory of Ilya Mikhailovich Frank -- About Grigorii Samuilovich Landsberg -- To the Memory of Evgenii Konstantinovich Zavoiskii -- About Matvei Samsonovich Rabinovich -- Mstislav Vsevoldovich Keldysh --
About Albert Einstein -- In Memory of Niels Bohr -- About Richard Feynman — a Remarkable Physicist and a Wonderful Man -- John Bardeen and the Theory of Superconductivity -- On High-Energy Astrophysics (On the 80th Birthday of Jan
Oort) -- The Sakharov Phenomenon -- Notes on A. I. Solzhenitsyn, A. D. Sakharov, and the ‘Crosswind’ -- About the Author
ISBN:9783662044551
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Condensed matter , Physics , Condensed Matter Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Philosophy, general
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Call number:SPRINGER-1997-9783662132142:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Thinking in Complexity The Complex Dynamics of Matter, Mind, and Mankind
Author(s): Klaus Mainzer
Date:1997
Edition:Third Revised and Enlarged Edition
Size:1 online resource (363 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-13214-2
Contents:1. Introduction: From Linear to Nonlinear Thinking -- 2. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Matter -- 3. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Life -- 4. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Mind—Brain -- 5. Complex Systems and the
Evolution of Artificial Intelligence -- 6. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Human Society -- 7. Epilogue on Future, Science, and Ethics -- References -- Name Index
ISBN:9783662132142
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Statistical physics , Dynamical systems , Popular works , Physics , Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity , Popular Science, general , Philosophy, general
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Call number:SPRINGER-1993-9783642789786:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Philosophy Behind Physics
Author(s): Thomas A Brody
Date:1993
Size:1 online resource (355 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-78978-6
Contents:I. The Philosophy of Physics -- 1. The Active Epistemology -- 2. Higher-Level Epistemic Cycles -- 3. Systems and Experiments -- 4. The Structure of Theories -- 5. Induction and the Scope of Theories -- 6. The Incommensurability of
Theories -- 7. A Minimal Ontology for Scientific Research -- 8. The Determinisms of Physics -- II. The Theory of Probability -- 9. The Nature of Probability -- 10. The Ensemble Interpretation of Probability -- 11. The Philosophy of
Ensemble Probability -- 12. On Errors and Approximations -- III. The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics -- 13. Problems and Promises of the Ensemble Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics -- 14. Probability and the Way Out of the Great
Quantum Muddle -- 15. Are Hidden Variables Possible? -- 16. The Bell Inequality I: Joint Measurability -- 17. The Bell Inequality II: Locality -- 18. The Irrelevance of the Bell Inequality -- 19. Measurement and State Representation --
20. On Quantum Logic -- 21. Resistance to Change in the Sciences: The Case of Quantum Mechanics -- IV. General -- 22. Epistemological Implications of Artificial Intelligence -- 23. Artificial Intelligence: Possibilities and Realities,
Hopes and Dangers -- 24. Philosophy and Physicists -- 25. The Axiomatic Approach in Physics -- List of Publications of T.A. Brody -- Name Index
ISBN:9783642789786
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Popular works , Physics , Physics, general , Popular Science, general , Philosophy, general
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Call number:SPRINGER-1987-9781461253945:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:To Infinity and Beyond A Cultural History of the Infinite
Author(s): Eli Maor
Date:1987
Size:1 online resource (284 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4612-5394-5
Contents:I. Mathematical Infinity -- 1. First Steps to Infinity -- 2. Towards Legitimation -- 3. Convergence and Limit -- 4. The Fascination of Infinite Series -- 5. The Geometric Series -- 6. More about Infinite Series -- 7. Interlude: An
Excursion into the Number Concept -- 8. The Discovery of Irrational Numbers -- 9. Cantor’s New Look at the Infinite -- 10. Beyond Infinity -- II. Geometric Infinity -- 11. Some Functions and Their Graphs -- 12. Inversion in a Circle --
13. Geographic Maps and Infinity -- 14. Tiling the Plane -- 15. A New Look at Geometry -- 16. The Vain Search for Absolute Truth -- III. Aesthetic Infinity -- 17. Rejoice the Infinite! -- 18. The Möbius Strip -- 19. The Magic World of
Mirrors -- 20. Horror Vacui, Amor Infiniti -- 21. Maurits C. Escher—Master of the Infinite -- 22. The Modern Kabbalists -- IV. Cosmological Infinity -- 23. The Ancient World -- 24. The New Cosmology -- 25. The Horizons Are Receding --
26. A Paradox and Its Aftermath -- 27. The Expanding Universe -- 28. The Modern Atomists -- 29. Which Way from Here? -- Epilogue
ISBN:9781461253945
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Keywords: Mathematics , History , Philosophy , Mathematical logic , Popular works , Mathematics , History of Mathematical Sciences , History of Science , History of Philosophy , Popular Science, general , Mathematical Logic and Foundations , Mathematics, general
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