Download E-books Science and Controversy: A Biography of Sir Norman Lockyer, Founder Editor of Nature (Macmillan Science) PDF

Sir Norman Lockyer left Nature , the world's top medical magazine, as his lasting memorial. yet his existence, and arguable theories, are an immense a part of technology heritage. His principles have been on the vanguard of public debate, and ranged from wonderful to perverse. This wonderful booklet is an engaging perception into his eventful lifestyles

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Download E-books Geometry and Monadology: Leibniz's Analysis Situs and Philosophy of Space (Science Networks. Historical Studies) PDF

This booklet reconstructs, from both historical and theoretical issues of view, Leibniz’s geometrical reports, focusing specifically at the study Leibniz conducted in his ultimate years. The work’s major goal is to provide a greater figuring out of the philosophy of area and generally of the mature Leibnizean metaphysics. this can be the 1st ever, accomplished ancient reconstruction of Leibniz’s geometry.

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Download E-books Standards: Recipes for Reality (Infrastructures) PDF

By Lawrence Busch

Standards are the potential wherein we build realities. There are verified criteria for pro accreditation, the surroundings, customer items, animal welfare, the suitable pressure for street bridges, healthcare, schooling -- for nearly every little thing. we're surrounded by means of an unlimited array of criteria, lots of which we take without any consideration yet every one of which has been and remains to be the topic of extreme negotiation. during this publication, Lawrence Busch investigates criteria as "recipes for reality." criteria, he argues, form not just the actual international round us but additionally our social lives or even our selves.

Busch exhibits how criteria are in detail attached to strength -- that they generally serve to empower a few and disempower others. He outlines the background of formal criteria and describes how glossy technology got here to be linked to the moral-technical venture of standardization of either humans and issues. Busch indicates guidance for constructing reasonable, equitable, and powerful criteria. Taking a uniquely built-in and accomplished view of the topic, Busch exhibits how criteria for individuals and issues are inextricably associated, how criteria are consistently layered (even if frequently addressed serially), and the way criteria are concurrently technical, social, ethical, felony, and ontological devices.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Popper (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) PDF

Karl Popper was once probably the most influential philosophers of the 20 th century. His feedback of induction and his falsifiability criterion of demarcation among technological know-how and non-science have been significant contributions to the philosophy of technological know-how. Popper's broader philosophy of severe rationalism comprised a particular philosophy of social technological know-how and political thought. His critique of historicism and advocacy of the open society marked him out as an important thinker of freedom and cause. This ebook units out the old and highbrow contexts during which Popper labored, and gives an outline and various criticisms of his critical principles. the quantity brings jointly individuals with services on Popper's paintings, together with humans individually linked to Popper (such as Jarvie, Miller, Musgrave, Petersen and Shearmur), experts at the subject matters taken care of (Bradie, Godfrey-Smith and Jackson), and students with specified pursuits in facets of Popper's paintings (Andersson, Hacohen, Maxwell and Stokes).

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Download E-books The Birth of Physics (Philosophy of Science) PDF

By Michel Serres

The delivery of Physics specializes in the most important textual content nonetheless intact to arrive us from the traditional Greek Atomists - Lucretius' De Rerum Natura - yet mobilises every thing we all know in regards to the similar clinical paintings of the time (Archemides, Epicurus et al) on the way to call for an entire reappraisal of the legacy. Serres argues that the Greeks had the entire mathematical assets to formulate an sufficient photo of the actual rules performing on topic. the most important to his reconception of the Atomists' concept is a acceptance that their version of atomic topic is largely a fluid one - they're describing the activities of turbulence. reputation of this truth throws in reduction the strength of this old suggestion with appreciate to the hot disciplines of chaos and complexity. It explains the ongoing presence of Lucretius within the paintings of such medical giants as Nobel Laureates Schroedinger and Prigogine.

This publication is really a landmark within the learn of historical physics and may advertise not just extra paintings within the zone but additionally stimulate a extra normal rebirth of philosophical curiosity within the ancients.

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Download E-books A Source Book in Mathematics, 1200-1800 (Source Books in the History of the Sciences) PDF

These chosen mathematical writings hide the years whilst the principles have been laid for the speculation of numbers, analytic geometry, and the calculus.

Originally released in 1986.

The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the newest print-on-demand expertise to back make on hand formerly out-of-print books from the celebrated backlist of Princeton college Press. those paperback variants look after the unique texts of those vital books whereas providing them in sturdy paperback versions. The objective of the Princeton Legacy Library is to enormously raise entry to the wealthy scholarly background present in the hundreds of thousands of books released by way of Princeton collage Press in view that its founding in 1905.

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Download E-books James Joseph Sylvester: Life and Work in Letters PDF

By Karen Hunger Parshall

Within the folklore of arithmetic, James Joseph Sylvester (1814-1897) is the eccentric, hot-tempered, sword-cane-wielding, nineteenth-century British Jew who, including the taciturn Arthur Cayley, constructed a concept and language of invariants that then died spectacularly within the Nineties due to David Hilbert's groundbreaking, 'modern' concepts. This, like any folklore, has a few grounding in truth yet owes a lot to fiction. the current quantity brings jointly for the 1st time a hundred and forty letters from Sylvester's correspondence for you to determine the real photo. It finds - throughout the letters in addition to in the course of the exact mathematical and historic observation accompanying them - Sylvester the buddy, guy of precept, mathematician, poet, professor, clinical activist, social observer, vacationer. It additionally offers a close examine Sylvester's strategies and idea strategies because it indicates him appearing in either own spheres over the process his eighty-two yr existence. The Sylvester who emerges from this research - in contrast to the Sylvester of the folkloric cartoon - deals deep perception into the advance of the technical and social buildings of mathematics.

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Download E-books Searching for Sasquatch: Crackpots, Eggheads, and Cryptozoology (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology) PDF

The 1st educational research of this topic is an interesting examine the quest for Sasquatch which considers not only the character of monsters and monster searching within the overdue twentieth century, however the extra very important courting among the pro scientists and beginner naturalists who hunt them—and their position within the background of technology.

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