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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.



Selected Philosophical Essays

Selected Philosophical Essays Author Max Scheler
ISBN-10 0810106191
Release 1992-08-17
Pages 402
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Included are essays in epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophical psychology by one of the most important twentieth-century continental philosophers.



Studies on the 5th fifth and 6th sixth Essays of Proclus Commentary on the Republic

Studies on the 5th  fifth  and 6th  sixth  Essays of Proclus  Commentary on the Republic Author Anne D. R. Sheppard
ISBN-10 3525251572
Release 1980
Pages 214
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Studies on the 5th fifth and 6th sixth Essays of Proclus Commentary on the Republic has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Studies on the 5th fifth and 6th sixth Essays of Proclus Commentary on the Republic also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Studies on the 5th fifth and 6th sixth Essays of Proclus Commentary on the Republic book for free.



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.



After the Postsecular and the Postmodern

After the Postsecular and the Postmodern Author Anthony Paul Smith
ISBN-10 9781443820332
Release 2010-02-19
Pages 415
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Continental philosophy of religion has been dominated for two decades by “postsecular” and “postmodern” thought. This volume brings together a vanguard of scholars to ask what comes after the postsecular and the postmodern—that is, what is Continental philosophy of religion now? Against the subjugation of philosophy to theology, After the Postsecular and the Postmodern: New Essays in Continental Philosophy of Religion argues that philosophy of religion must either liberate itself from theological norms or mutate into a new practice of thinking in order to confront the challenges religion presents for our time. The essays do not propose a new orthodoxy but set the stage for new debates by reclaiming a practice of philosophy of religion that recovers and draws on the insights of a distinctly modern tradition of Continental philosophy, confronts the challenge of rethinking the secular in the light of the postsecular event, and calls for a move from strictly critical to speculative thought in order to experiment with what philosophy can do. This collection of essays is indispensable for anyone interested in the relationship between philosophy and theology, political questions regarding religion and in what contemporary speculative Continental philosophy has to add to philosophy of religion.



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



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.



Essays on a Polytheistic Philosophy of Religion

Essays on a Polytheistic Philosophy of Religion Author Edward Butler
ISBN-10 9781105709173
Release 2012
Pages 124
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Utilitarianism as a Public Philosophy

Utilitarianism as a Public Philosophy Author Robert E. Goodin
ISBN-10 052146806X
Release 1995-05-26
Pages 352
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Goodin defends utilitarianism and shows how it can serve as an excellent guide to public policy makers.



Our Stories

Our Stories Author John Martin Fischer
ISBN-10 9780195374957
Release 2009
Pages 184
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In this collection of essays on the metaphysical issues pertaining to death, the meaning of life, and freedom of the will, John Martin Fischer argues (against the Epicureans) that death can be a bad thing for the individual who dies. He defends the claim that something can be a bad thing--a misfortune--for an individual, even if he never experiences it as bad (and even if he does not any longer exist). Fischer also defends the commonsense asymmetry in our attitudes toward death and prenatal nonexistence: we are indifferent to the time before we are born, but we regret that we do not live longer. Further, Fischer argues (against the immortality curmudgeons, such as Heidegger and Bernard Williams), that immortal life could be desirable, and shows how the defense of the (possible) badness of death and the (possible) goodness of immortality exhibit a similar structure; on Fischer's view, the badness of death and the goodness of life can be represented on spectra that display certain continuities. Building on Fischer's previous book, My Way a major aim of this volume is to show important connections between issues relating to life and death and issues relating to free will. More specifically, Fischer argues that we endow our lives with a certain distinctive kind of meaning--an irreducible narrative dimension of value--by exhibiting free will. Thus, in acting freely, we transform our lives so that our stories matter.



Emmanuel Levinas

Emmanuel Levinas Author Emmanuel Lévinas
ISBN-10 0253210798
Release 1996
Pages 201
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Emmanuel Levinas (1906–1996) has exerted a profound influence on 20th-century continental philosophy. This anthology, including Levinas's key philosophical texts over a period of more than forty years, provides an ideal introduction to his thought and offers insights into his most innovative ideas. Five of the ten essays presented here appear in English for the first time. An introduction by Adriaan Peperzak outlines Levinas's philosophical development and the basic themes of his writings. Each essay is accompanied by a brief introduction and notes. This collection is an ideal text for students of philosophy concerned with understanding and assessing the work of this major philosopher.



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 Physiological and Philosophical on the Distortion of the Spine

Essays  Physiological and Philosophical  on the Distortion of the Spine Author Charles Henry Wilkinson
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433011027723
Release 1798
Pages 190
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Symmetry

Symmetry Author István Hargittai
ISBN-10 9781483149523
Release 2014-05-23
Pages 1060
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International Series in Modern Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Volume 10: Symmetry: Unifying Human Understanding provides a tremendous scope of “symmetry , covering subjects from fractals through court dances to crystallography and literature. This book discusses the limits of perfection, symmetry as an aesthetic factor, extension of the Neumann-Minnigerode-Curie principle, and symmetry of point imperfections in solids. The symmetry rules for chemical reactions, matching and symmetry of graphs, mosaic patterns of H. J. Woods, and bilateral symmetry in insects are also elaborated. This text likewise covers the crystallographic patterns, Milton's mathematical symbol of theodicy, symmetries of soap films, and gapon formalism. This volume is a good source for researchers and specialists concerned with symmetry.



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.