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Essays on Symmetry

Essays on Symmetry Author Jenann Ismael
ISBN-10 9781135702458
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 228
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Drawing from physics and philosophical debates, Ismael combines a set of essays on the time worn debate of symmetry from both fields.



Symmetry and Its Discontents

Symmetry and Its Discontents Author S. L. Zabell
ISBN-10 0521444705
Release 2005-06-06
Pages 279
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Containing essays on the history and philosophy of probability and statistics.



Edgar Allan Poe Complete Essays Literary Studies Criticism Cryptography Autography Translations Letters and Other Non Fiction Works

Edgar Allan Poe  Complete Essays  Literary Studies  Criticism  Cryptography   Autography  Translations  Letters and Other Non Fiction Works Author Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN-10 9788026878087
Release 2017-07-11
Pages 1335
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This meticulously edited collection contains complete nonfiction works of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe's writing reflected his literary theories, which he presented in his criticism and also in essays such as "The Poetic Principle". He disliked didacticism and allegory, though he believed that meaning in literature should be an undercurrent just beneath the surface. Poe also had a keen interest in cryptography and autography, writing several works on the subject. Table of Contents: Essays The Philosophy of Composition The Rationale of Verse The Poetic Principle Old English Poetry A Few Words on Secret Writing Maelzel's Chess Player Eureka: A Prose Poem Essays on American Literature American Novel-Writing Pay of American Authors American Poetry Essays of Criticism Criticism Drake and Halleck Bryant’s Poems The Old Curiosity Shop The Quacks of Helicon Exordium Ballads and Other Poems Hawthorne’s Twice-Told Tales The American Drama Marginalia Other Essays The Philosophy of Furniture Some Secrets of the Magazine Prison-House Literary Small Talk Peter Snook Palæstine Some Account of Stonehenge Anastatic Printing Street-Paving Letter to B—— Instinct Vs Reason — A Black Cat Byron and Miss Chaworth Intemperance Cabs A Moving Chapter Desultory Notes on Cats A Chapter of Suggestions Souvenirs of Youth The Head of St. John the Baptist Other Works The Literati of New York Autography A Chapter on Autography A Chapter on Science and Art Fifty Suggestions Pinakidia Omniana Doings of Gotham Letters The Life and Letters of Edgar Allan Poe Biographies Memorandum – An Autobiographical Note The Dreamer by Mary Newton Stanard Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic, best known for his poetry and short stories of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States.



Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy VI

Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy VI Author Anthony Preus
ISBN-10 0791449564
Release 1971
Pages 256
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An anthology devoted to the intellectual developments that led up to the philosophy of Plato.



Interdisciplinary Studies in Science Technology Philosophy and Culture

Interdisciplinary Studies in Science  Technology  Philosophy and Culture Author Debi Prasad Chattopadhyaya
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105023481083
Release 1996
Pages 323
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Description: Science consists of a body of precise statements which can be tested or proved. It may be descriptive observational experimental or classificatory statement of exact sicneces are meaurable in terms of numbers. Technology is intimately related to science. While science is concerned with the human understanding of the objective world its inherent properites and thier interactions, technology and engineering deal with the application



Time Causality and the Quantum Theory

Time  Causality  and the Quantum Theory Author Henry Mehlberg
ISBN-10 9027707219
Release 1980-11-30
Pages 308
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An intermittent but mentally quite disabling illness prevented Henry Mehlberg from becoming recognized more widely as the formidable scholar he was, when at his best. During World War II, he had lived in hiding under the false identity of an egg farmer, when the Nazis occupied his native Poland. After relatively short academic appointments at the University of Toronto and at Princeton University, he taught at the University of Chicago until reaching the age of normal retirement. But partly at the initiative of his Chicago colleague Charles Morris, who had preceded him to a 'post-retirement' profes sorship at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and with the support of Eugene Wigner, he then received an appointment at that University, where he remained until his death in 1979. In Chicago, he organized a discussion group of scholars from that area as a kind of small scale model of the Vienna Circle, which met at his apart ment, where he lived with his first wife Janina, a mathematician. It was during this Chicago period that the functional disturbances from his illness were pronounced and not infrequent. The very unfortunate result was that colleagues who had no prior knowledge of the caliber of his writings in Polish and French or of his very considerable intellectual powers, had little incentive to read his published work, which he had begun to write in English.



Laws And Symmetry

Laws And Symmetry Author Bas C. Van Fraassen
ISBN-10 UOM:39015005581460
Release 1989
Pages 395
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Metaphysicians speak of laws of nature in terms of necessity and universality; scientists, in terms of symmetry and invariance. In this book van Fraassen argues that no metaphysical account of laws can succeed. He analyzes and rejects the arguments that there are laws of nature, or that we must believe there are, and argues that we should disregard the idea of law as an inadequate clue to science. After exploring what this means for general epistemology, the author develops the empiricist view of science as a construction of models to represent the phenomena.



Essays on Mathematical and Philosophical Logic

Essays on Mathematical and Philosophical Logic Author Jaakko Hintikka
ISBN-10 9027708797
Release 1978-12-31
Pages 462
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Proceedings of the Fourth Scandinavian Logic Symposium and of the First Soviet-Finnish Logic Conference, Jyväskylä, Finland, June 29-July 6, 1976.



Correspondence Invariance and Heuristics

Correspondence  Invariance and Heuristics Author S. French
ISBN-10 9789401711852
Release 2013-03-09
Pages 364
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This volume is presented in honour of Heinz Post, who founded a distinc tive and distinguished school of philosophy of science at Chelsea College, University of London. The 'Chelsea tradition' in philosophy of science takes the content of science seriously, as exemplified by the papers presented here. The unifying theme of this work is that of 'Correspondence, Invariance and Heuristics', after the title of a classic and seminal paper by Heinz Post, published in 1971, which is reproduced in this volume with the kind permission of the editors and publishers of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. Described by Paul Feyerabend in Against Method as "brilliant" and " . . . a partial antidote against the view which I try to defend" (1975, p. 61, fn. 17), this paper, peppered with illustrative examples from the history of science, brings to the fore some of Heinz Post's central concerns: the heuristic criteria used by scientists in constructing their theories, the intertheoretic relationships which these criteria reflect and, in particular, the nature of the correspondence that holds between a theory and its predecessors (and its suc cessors). The appearance of this volume more than twenty years later is an indica tion of the fruitfulness of Post's contribution: philosophers of science continue to explore the issues raised in his 1971 paper.



What Where When Why

What  Where  When  Why Author R. McLaughlin
ISBN-10 9789400977310
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 319
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Only in fairly recent years has History and Philosophy of Science been recog nised - though not always under that name - as a distinct field of scholarly endeavour. Previously, in the Australasian region as elsewhere, those few individuals working within this broad area of inquiry found their base, both intellectually and socially, where they could. In fact, the institutionalisation of History and Philosophy of Science began comparatively early in Australia. An initial lecturing appointment was made at the University of Melbourne immediately after the Second World War, in 1946, and other appointments followed as the subject underwent an expansion during the 1950s and '60s similar to that which took place in other parts of the world. Today there are major Departments at the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales and the University of Wollongong, and smaller groups active in many other parts of Australia, and in New Zealand.



Symmetry and Economic Invariance

Symmetry and Economic Invariance Author Ryuzo Sato
ISBN-10 9784431544302
Release 2013-12-09
Pages 273
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Symmetry and Economic Invariance (second enhanced edition) explores how the symmetry and invariance of economic models can provide insights into their properties. Although the professional economist of today is adept at many of the mathematical techniques used in static and dynamic optimization models, group theory is still not among his or her repertoire of tools. The authors aim to show that group theoretic methods form a natural extension of the techniques commonly used in economics and that they can be easily mastered. Part I provides an introduction that minimizes prerequisites including prior knowledge of group theory. Part II discusses recent developments in the field.



The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World Author Paul Graves-Brown
ISBN-10 9780191663956
Release 2013-10-17
Pages 864
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It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.



Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse

Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse Author Robert J. Connors
ISBN-10 0809311348
Release 1984
Pages 291
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Eighteen essays by leading scholars in English, speech communication, educa­tion, and philosophy explore the vitality of the classical rhetorical tradition and its influence on both contemporary dis­course studies and the teaching of writing. Some of the essays investigate the­oretical and historical issues. Others show the bearing of classical rhetoric on contemporary problems in composition, thus blending theory and practice. Com­mon to the varied approaches and view­points expressed in this volume is one central theme: the 20th-century revival of rhetoric entails a recovery of the clas­sical tradition, with its marriage of a rich and fully articulated theory with an equally efficacious practice. A preface demonstrates the contribution of Ed­ward P. J. Corbett to the 20th-century re­vival, and a last chapter includes a bibli­ography of his works.



An Introduction to Philosophical Methods

An Introduction to Philosophical Methods Author Christopher Daly
ISBN-10 9781460401170
Release 2010-07-20
Pages 258
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An Introduction to Philosophical Methods is the first book to survey the various methods that philosophers use to support their views. Rigorous yet accessible, the book introduces and illustrates the methodological considerations that are involved in current philosophical debates. Where there is controversy, the book presents the case for each side, but highlights where the key difficulties with them lie. While eminently student-friendly, the book makes an important contribution to the debate regarding the acceptability of the various philosophical methods, and so it will also be of interest to more experienced philosophers.



Methodological Variance

Methodological Variance Author Giridhari Lal Pandit
ISBN-10 9789401131742
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 431
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For a philosopher with an abiding interest in the nature of objective knowledge systems in science, what could be more important than trying to think in terms of those very subjects of such knowledge to which men like Galileo, Newton, Max Planck, Einstein and others devoted their entire lifetimes? In certain respects, these systems and their structures may not be beyond the grasp of a linguistic conception of science, and scientific change, which men of science and philosophy have advocated in various forms in recent times. But certainly it is wrong-headed to think that one's conception of science can be based on an identification of its theories with languages in which they may be, my own alternatively, framed. There may be more than one place in book (1983: 87) where they may seem to get confused with each other, quite against my original intentiens. The distinction between the objec tive knowledge systems in science and the dynamic frameworks of the languages of the special individual sciences, in which their growth can be embedded in significant ways, assumes here, therefore, much impor tance. It must be recognized that the problems concerning scientific change, which these systems undergo, are not just problems concerning language change.



Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science

Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science Author R. M. Brain
ISBN-10 UCLA:L0100129444
Release 2007
Pages 442
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Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book for free.



Inconsistency Asymmetry and Non Locality

Inconsistency  Asymmetry  and Non Locality Author Mathias Frisch
ISBN-10 9780199883776
Release 2005-03-31
Pages 222
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Mathias Frisch provides the first sustained philosophical discussion of conceptual problems in classical particle-field theories. Part of the book focuses on the problem of a satisfactory equation of motion for charged particles interacting with electromagnetic fields. As Frisch shows, the standard equation of motion results in a mathematically inconsistent theory, yet there is no fully consistent and conceptually unproblematic alternative theory. Frisch describes in detail how the search for a fundamental equation of motion is partly driven by pragmatic considerations (like simplicity and mathematical tractability) that can override the aim for full consistency. The book also offers a comprehensive review and criticism of both the physical and philosophical literature on the temporal asymmetry exhibited by electromagnetic radiation fields, including Einstein's discussion of the asymmetry and Wheeler and Feynman's influential absorber theory of radiation. Frisch argues that attempts to derive the asymmetry from thermodynamic or cosmological considerations fail and proposes that we should understand the asymmetry as due to a fundamental causal constraint. The book's overarching philosophical thesis is that standard philosophical accounts that strictly identify scientific theories with a mathematical formalism and a mapping function specifying the theory's ontology are inadequate, since they permit neither inconsistent yet genuinely successful theories nor thick causal notions to be part of fundamental physics.