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The Value of Science: Essential Writings of Henri Poincare (Modern Library Science)

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More than any other writer of the twentieth century, Henri Poincaré brought the elegant, but often complicated, ideas about science and mathematics to the general reader. A genius who throughout his life solved complex mathematical calculations in his head, and a writer gifted with an inimitable style, Poincaré rose to the challenge of interpreting the philosophy of science to scientists and nonscientists alike. His lucid and welcoming prose made him the Carl Sagan of his time. This volume collects his three most important books: Science and Hypothesis (1903); The Value of Science (1905); and Science and Method (1908).

Synopsis:

Collects three of the French mathematician's classic works interpreting the philosophy of science and mathematics.

About the Author

Henri Poincaré was born in Nancy, France, in 1854. He joined the University of Paris in 1881 and lectured and wrote extensively on mathematics, experimental physics, and astronomy. His books have been translated into dozens of languages. In 1908, he was elected to membership in the Academie Française, the highest honor that can be accorded a French writer. He died in 1912.

Stephen Jay Gould is the Alexander Agassiz professor of zoology and professor of geology at Harvard and the Vincent Astor visiting professor of biology at New York University. Recent books include Full House, Dinosaur in a Haystack, and Questioning the Millennium. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375758485
Author:
Poincare, Henri
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Science -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Science -- Methodology.
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Subject:
Methodology
Edition Number:
2001
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Science Series
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.53x5.50x1.47 in. 1.66 lbs.

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