Essays On Symmetry

Autor: Jenann Ismael
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135702454
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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

Autor: S. L. Zabell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521444705
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Containing essays on the history and philosophy of probability and statistics.

Symmetry Vol 2

Autor: Matt Hawkins
Publisher: Image Comics
ISBN: 1534302573
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ADVANCE SOLICIT In a perfectly ordered Utopia, Julia is the anomaly that signals change. The child of star- crossed lovers, raised in secret by a benevolent A.I., Julia„and the friends and foes she is about to encounter„present humanity with a golden opportunity for societal evolution...or an excuse to show its darkest nature. Collects SYMMETRY #5-8.

Interdisciplinary Studies In Science Technology Philosophy And Culture

Autor: Debi Prasad Chattopadhyaya
Publisher: Coronet Books Incorporated
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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

Autor: Jaakko Hintikka
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789027708793
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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.

Our Stories

Autor: John Martin Fischer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195374959
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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.

Time Causality And The Quantum Theory

Autor: S. Mehlberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400989350
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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

Autor: Bas C. Van Fraassen
Publisher: Clarendon Press
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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.