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Encounters with Einstein: And Other Essays on People, Places, and Particles (Princeton Science Library)

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In nine essays and lectures composed in the last years of his life, Werner Heisenberg offers a bold appraisal of the scientific method in the twentieth century--and relates its philosophical impact on contemporary society and science to the particulars of molecular biology, astrophysics, and related disciplines. Are the problems we define and pursue freely chosen according to our conscious interests? Or does the historical process itself determine which phenomena merit examination at any one time? Heisenberg discusses these issues in the most far-ranging philosophical terms, while illustrating them with specific examples.

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Originally published as Tradition in science, Seabury Press, 1983, Heisenberg is reprinted now in the Princeton Science Library series. These nine essays contemplate science in our time.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Essays discuss the philosophy of science, quantum mechanics, cosmic radiation, elementary particles, and closed theories.

Synopsis:

In nine essays and lectures composed in the last years of his life, Werner Heisenberg offers a bold appraisal of the scientific method in the twentieth century - and relates its philosophical impact on contemporary society and science to the particulars of molecular biology, astrophysics, and related disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691024332
Author:
Heisenberg, Werner
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Heisenberg, W.
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Addresses, essays, lectures
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Relativity
Subject:
Particles
Subject:
Quantum theory -- History.
Subject:
History of Science and Medicine, Philosophy of Science
Subject:
Physics and Astroscience
Subject:
Science -- History.
Subject:
Physics -- History.
Subject:
History of Science-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Science Library
Series Volume:
no. 17
Publication Date:
October 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
8.48x5.50x.41 in. .41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In nine essays and lectures composed in the last years of his life, Werner Heisenberg offers a bold appraisal of the scientific method in the twentieth century - and relates its philosophical impact on contemporary society and science to the particulars of molecular biology, astrophysics, and related disciplines.
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