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What Is Life?: With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches (Canto Book)

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Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger’s What is Life? is one of the great science classics of the twentieth century. A distinguished physicist’s exploration of the question which lies at the heart of biology, it was written for the layman, but proved one of the spurs to the birth of molecular biology and the subsequent discovery of the structure of DNA. The philosopher Karl Popper hailed it as a ‘beautiful and important book’by ‘a great man to whom I owe a personal debt for many exciting discussions’. It appears here together with Mind and Matter, his essay investigating a relationship which has eluded and puzzled philosophers since the earliest times. Schrodinger asks what place consciousness occupies in the evolution of life, and what part the state of development of the human mind plays in moral questions. Brought together with these two classics are Schrödinger’s autobiographical sketches, published and translated here for the first time. They offer a fascinating fragmentary account of his life as a background to his scientific writings, making this volume a valuable additon to the shelves of scientist and layman alike.

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Brought together with these two classics of scientific speculation are Erwin Schroedinger's autobiographical sketches, published and translated here for the first time, offering a fragmentary account of his life as a background to the scientific writings.

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Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger’s What is Life? is one of the great science classics of the twentieth century. A distinguished physicist’s exploration of the question which lies at the heart of biology, it was written for the layman, but proved one of the spurs to the birth of molecular biology and the subsequent discovery of the structure of DNA. It appears here together with Mind and Matter, his essay investigating a relationship which has eluded and puzzled philosophers since the earliest times. Schrödinger asks what place consciousness occupies in the evolution of life, and what part the state of development of the human mind plays in moral questions.

Synopsis:

Nobel laureate Erwin Schr??dinger??'s What is Life?, one of the great science classics of the twentieth century appears here together with Mind and Matter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521427081
Foreword:
Penrose, Roger
Author:
Schrodinger, Erwin
Author:
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Author:
Erwin, Schrodinger
Author:
Schr
Author:
dinger
Author:
Erwin Schr
Author:
Schrodinger, Roger
Author:
dinger, Erwin
Author:
Schrodinger, E.
Author:
Penrose, Roger
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Gravity
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Molecular biology
Subject:
Human evolution
Subject:
Biology -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Physicists -- Austria -- Biography.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Biology--Philosophy Biology--Philosophy
Subject:
Schr
Subject:
odinger, Erwin,--1887-1961
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Nobel laureate Erwin Schr, ö
Series:
Canto Book
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
19920131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 line diagrams
Pages:
194
Dimensions:
8.47x5.30x.56 in. .58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Brought together with these two classics of scientific speculation are Erwin Schroedinger's autobiographical sketches, published and translated here for the first time, offering a fragmentary account of his life as a background to the scientific writings.
"Synopsis" by , Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger’s What is Life? is one of the great science classics of the twentieth century. A distinguished physicist’s exploration of the question which lies at the heart of biology, it was written for the layman, but proved one of the spurs to the birth of molecular biology and the subsequent discovery of the structure of DNA. It appears here together with Mind and Matter, his essay investigating a relationship which has eluded and puzzled philosophers since the earliest times. Schrödinger asks what place consciousness occupies in the evolution of life, and what part the state of development of the human mind plays in moral questions.
"Synopsis" by , Nobel laureate Erwin Schr??dinger??'s What is Life?, one of the great science classics of the twentieth century appears here together with Mind and Matter.
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