Download A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science by John Losee PDF

By John Losee

Designed for first-time readers of the topic, this stimulating advent deals a old exposition of differing perspectives at the philosophy of technology. With concise profiles proposing the main philosophers whose contributions are mentioned during this booklet, Losee explores the long-argued questions raised via philosophers and scientists concerning the right evaluate of technology. This re-creation accommodates modern advancements within the self-discipline, together with contemporary paintings on theory-appraisal, experimental perform, the talk over medical realism, and the philosophy of biology. Taking a balanced and informative technique, this paintings is the perfect introductory quantity.

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Download Evening news : optics, astronomy, and journalism in early by Eileen Reeves PDF

By Eileen Reeves

Eileen Reeves examines an online of connections among journalism, optics, and astronomy in early smooth Europe, devoting specific realization to the ways that a long-standing organization of reportage with covert surveillance and astrological prediction used to be altered by way of the close to simultaneous emergence of weekly newsheets, the discovery of the Dutch telescope, and the looks of Galileo Galilei's astronomical treatise, The Starry Messenger.

Early sleek information writers and shoppers usually understood journalistic texts when it comes to contemporary advancements in optics and astronomy, Reeves demonstrates, while the various first discussions of telescopic phenomena resembling planetary satellites, lunar craters, sunspots, and comets have been conditioned by means of bills of present occasions. She charts how the deployment of specific applied sciences of vision—the telescope and the digital camera obscura—were tailored to conform with evolving notions of objectivity, censorship, and civic information. Detailing the diversities among a variety of sorts of revealed and manuscript information and the significance of neighborhood, nationwide, and non secular differences, Evening News emphasizes the ways that info moved among low and high genres and throughout geographical and confessional obstacles within the first a long time of the 17th century.

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Download Visible empire : botanical expeditions & visual culture in by Daniela Bleichmar PDF

By Daniela Bleichmar

Between 1777 and 1816, botanical expeditions crisscrossed the huge Spanish empire in an formidable venture to survey the plant life of a lot of the Americas, the Caribbean, and the Philippines. whereas those voyages produced written texts and compiled collections of specimens, they devoted an overpowering percentage in their assets and effort to the production of visible fabrics. ecu and American naturalists and artists collaborated to fabricate a miraculous overall of greater than 12,000 botanical illustrations. but those photos have remained principally overlooked—until now.

In this lavishly illustrated quantity, Daniela Bleichmar offers this archive its due, discovering in those botanical pictures a window into the worlds of Enlightenment technological know-how, visible tradition, and empire. via cutting edge interdisciplinary scholarship that bridges the histories of technological know-how, visible tradition, and the Hispanic global, Bleichmar makes use of those photos to track similar histories: the little-known background of clinical expeditions within the Hispanic Enlightenment and the heritage of visible proof in either technology and management within the early sleek Spanish empire. As Bleichmar indicates, within the Spanish empire visible epistemology operated not just in medical contexts but additionally as a part of an imperial gear that had a customary culture of deploying visible facts for administrative purposes.

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Download Giuseppe Peano between Mathematics and Logic: Proceeding of by Fulvia Skof PDF

By Fulvia Skof

This e-book comprises the papers constructing out the displays given on the overseas convention geared up through the Torino Academy of Sciences and the dept of arithmetic Giuseppe Peano of the Torino college to rejoice the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of G. Peano's beginning - one of many maximum figures in glossy arithmetic and common sense and an important mathematical truth seeker in Italy - a century after the e-book of Formulario Mathematico, a good try to systematise arithmetic in symbolic form.

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Download Seeking ultimates : an intuitive guide to physics by Peter T. Landsberg PDF

By Peter T. Landsberg

Looking Ultimates: An Intuitive advisor to Physics, moment version takes us on a trip that explores the bounds of our clinical wisdom, emphasizing the gaps which are left. The e-book begins with daily suggestions comparable to temperature, and proceeds to strength, the Periodic desk, after which to extra complex principles. the writer examines the character of time and entropy, chaos, quantum concept, cosmology, and a few points of arithmetic, confirming that our figuring out is unavoidably incomplete. utilizing references to ancient figures in technological know-how in addition to thought-provoking illustrations, looking Ultimates encourages you to contemplate your clinical wisdom in a brand new gentle. it is possible for you to to think again your trust in "truths" as awarded (such as mathematical theorems) and to re-evaluate philosophical problems with theology and happiness. A accomplished thesaurus explains in transparent language the technical phrases in order that nonscientists can benefit from the textual content.

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Download The Perfect Shape: Spiral Stories by Øyvind Hammer PDF

By Øyvind Hammer

This ebook makes use of the spiral form as a key to a mess of wierd and doubtless disparate tales approximately paintings, nature, technological know-how, arithmetic, and the human endeavour. In a manner, the booklet is itself equipped as a spiral, with nearly disconnected chapters circling round and shutting in at the universal topic. a selected energy of the e-book is its super cross-disciplinary nature - every little thing is enjoyable, and every little thing is attached! whilst, the writer places nice emphasis on mathematical and clinical correctness, against this, might be, with a few previous books on spirals. matters comprise the mathematical homes of spirals, sea shells, solar vegetation, Greek structure, air ships, the heritage of arithmetic, spiral galaxies, the anatomy of the human hand, the paintings of prehistoric Europe, Alfred Hitchcock, and spider webs, to call a few.

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