Nature and the Greeks and Science and Humanism Nature and the Greeks and Science and Humanism



The text of two series of lectures given by one of the great philosopher-scientists of the twentieth century.

Author: Erwin Schrödinger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107431836

Category:

Page: 184

View: 593

Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger was one of the most distinguished scientists of the twentieth century; his lectures on the history and philosophy of science are legendary. 'Nature and the Greeks' and 'Science and Humanism' makes available for the first time in many years the texts of two of Schrödinger's most famous lecture series. 'Nature and the Greeks' offers a comprehensive historical account of the twentieth-century scientific world picture, tracing modern science back to the earliest stages of Western philosophic thought. 'Science and Humanism' addresses some of the most fundamental questions of the century: what is the value of scientific research? And how do the achievements of modern science affect the relationship between material and spiritual matters? A foreword by Roger Penrose sets the lectures in a contemporary context, and affirms they are as relevant today as when they were first published.

Nature and the Greeks and Science and Humanism Nature and the Greeks and Science and Humanism



Remember thelines of Burnet's preface—that science isaGreek invention; that sciencehas never existed except among peoples who came under Greek influence.Later in thesame book he says: 'The founder of theMilesian School and therefore ...

Author: Erwin Schrödinger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316124116

Category:

Page:

View: 260

Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger was one of the most distinguished scientists of the twentieth century; his lectures on the history and philosophy of science are legendary. 'Nature and the Greeks' and 'Science and Humanism' makes available for the first time in many years the texts of two of Schrödinger's most famous lecture series. 'Nature and the Greeks' offers a comprehensive historical account of the twentieth-century scientific world picture, tracing modern science back to the earliest stages of Western philosophic thought. 'Science and Humanism' addresses some of the most fundamental questions of the century: what is the value of scientific research? And how do the achievements of modern science affect the relationship between material and spiritual matters? A foreword by Roger Penrose sets the lectures in a contemporary context, and affirms they are as relevant today as when they were first published.

Astrobiology and HumanismAstrobiology and Humanism



It has a most significant precedent attempt in the seminal Dublin lectures: Nature and the Greeks and Science and Humanism (Schrödinger, 1996). The Austrian Physics Nobel laureate underlined the difficulties for such a broad topic to be ...

Author: Julian Chela-Flores

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527536005

Category:

Page: 166

View: 742

This book reviews the horizons and frontiers of humanism as they interact with the science of life in the universe, now generally known as “astrobiology”. As one of the most important conversations of our time, the existence of life itself raises deep questions that are meaningful to both astrobiology and humanism. The text discusses current disagreements in this intercultural dialogue, which are shown to be solely due to the widespread delusion that the horizons and frontiers of science can be ignored.

Why Symmetry Runs The Positive Circular EconomyWhy Symmetry Runs The Positive Circular Economy



Erwin Schrödinger (Nature and the Greeks and Science and Humanism, 2014, p.108) The aspect of unity or oneness can only work in the most general, allencompassing and, therefore, abstract sense. “... all specialized research has real ...

Author: George Hohbach

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783754370568

Category:

Page: 316

View: 305

EXPANDED 4th EDITION: Largely unnoticed by the general public, three intellectual giants of the 20th century, Kabbalist Rav Yehuda Ashlag, mathematical physicist Albert Einstein, mathematician Emmy Noether and the pioneering value investor Benjamin Graham, revealed the central role of symmetry in what we call reality. The most symmetric form is the Circle. Nature largely builds its diversity and abundance on circular motions and cycles. Yet, our linear economic model does not respect the central role of symmetry (balance, harmony, unity), and consequently disregards the holistic benefits of Nature’s positive circular motions. The book details how Nature, the cosmos, universally communicates in the super simple language of symmetry. It examines how Rav Ashlag, Einstein, Noether and Graham along with other scholars from around the globe, unveiled that symmetry is the creative principle which can build a prosperous future for Man, Artificial Intelligence and Nature together, via a symmetric, positive, eco-intelligent and climate-smart Circular Economy.

Literature and MaterialismsLiterature and Materialisms



5 Erwin Schrödinger, Nature and the Greeks and Science and Humanism, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996, 121–122. 6 Richard Feynman, QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter, Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, ...

Author: Frederic Neyrat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317198468

Category:

Page: 187

View: 175

Literature and Materialisms sheds light on the current new wave of materialisms and assesses the impact on literary theory and criticism. It maps the similarities and differences between speculative realism, object-oriented philosophy, and vitalism. A genealogy of materialisms, vitalisms, empiricisms, and realist approaches - from Heraclitus to Badiou, including Lucretius, Spinoza, Marx, Althusser, Barad, Spivak, Deleuze, Bennett, Harman, and other contemporary thinkers - puts these new trends into perspective. This book investigates the relations between literature – from Marquis de Sade to objectivist poetry - and materialism and analyses the material aspects of literature, its structure and texture, its commodification and its capacity to resist market imperatives. It explores how literary style might be understood as a mediation between the ‘immaterial’ and the concrete features of a text. This volume provides students and academics with an accessible overview of the study of literature and materialism.

Classical and Quantum NonlocalityClassical and Quantum Nonlocality



Austrian Academy of Science, (Verlag öster. Akad. Wiss and Vieweg, Vienna, 1984) Vol. IV, pp.409–453). E. Schrödinger, Science and Humanism, in Nature and the Greeks/Science and Humanism (Cambridge U.P., Cambridge, 1996).

Author: Peter G. Bergmann

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810242961

Category:

Page: 246

View: 734

This book provides an up-to-date understanding of the progress and current problems of the interplay of nonlocality in the classical theories of gravitation and quantum theory. These problems lie on the border between general relativity and quantum physics, including quantum gravity.

Classical and Quantum NonlocalityClassical and Quantum Nonlocality



Austrian Academy of Science, (Verlag öster. Akad. Wiss and Vieweg, Vienna, 1984) Vol. IV, pp.409–453). E. Schrödinger, Science and Humanism, in Nature and the Greeks/Science and Humanism (Cambridge U.P., Cambridge, 1996).

Author: P G Bergmann

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814493147

Category:

Page: 256

View: 518

This book provides an up-to-date understanding of the progress and current problems of the interplay of nonlocality in the classical theories of gravitation and quantum theory. These problems lie on the border between general relativity and quantum physics, including quantum gravity. Contents:Bohr's and Mach's Conceptions of Non-locality in Gravitation (H H v Borzeszkowski & H-J Treder)Non-locality Versus Locality: The Epistemological Background of the Einstein–Bohr Debate (H-H v Borzeszkowski & R Wahsner)Global Energy and Non-local Energy (J N Goldberg)Aspects of Physical Non-locality (A Komar)The EPR Argument and Quantum Non-locality (B K Datta et al.)Non-commuting Geometry and Spin Fluctuations (V de Sabbata et al.)Noncommutative Geometry for Pedestrians (J Madore)Some Topics and Trials on the Theory of Non-local Fields — Theory of Fields in Finsler Spaces and Fluctuations of Space–Time (Y Takano)Quantum Gravity Phenomenology (D V Nanopoulos)Hawking Radiation in String Theory and the String Phase of Black Holes (M R Medrano & N Sanchez)Non-locality, Entanglement and Quantum Computers (Z-L Zhang & Z-J Zhang) Readership: Cosmologists, astronomers, astrophysicists, high energy physicists and experimental physicists. Keywords:Nonlocality;Gravitation;Quantum Theory;General Relativity;Quantum Gravity

Realisms of the Avant GardeRealisms of the Avant Garde



Quite characteristically, Schrödinger, who eventually stroke out the corpuscular nature of particles altogether, proclaimed that we need to conceive of them as ... Nature and the Greeks and Science and Humanism, Cambridge 1996, 125.

Author: Moritz Baßler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110637533

Category:

Page: 644

View: 288

The historical avant-gardes defined themselves largely in terms of their relationship to various versions of realism. At first glance modernism primarily seems to take a counter-position against realism, yet a closer investigation reveals that these relations are more complex. This book is dedicated to the links between realism, modernism and the avant-garde in their international context from the late 19th century up to the present day.

A Companion to Ancient Greek and Roman MusicA Companion to Ancient Greek and Roman Music



A Moment's Ornament: The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece. Oxford: OUP. Payne, Mark. ... “The Natural World in Greek Literature and Philosophy.” In Oxford Handbooks Online in ... Nature and the Greeks and Science and Humanism.

Author: Tosca A. C. Lynch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119275497

Category:

Page: 565

View: 337

"This chapter provides an overview of the Muses in Greek mythology and argues that their multiplicity, their indefinite number, their lack of fixed personalities and their metapoetic status make them highly unusual members of the Olympian pantheon. As the embodiment of music and the means by which music is channelled to human beings they are essential to our understanding of the meaning of mousikē in Greek culture. Above all their origins in an oral society foregrounds the performative nature of music which has characterised it as an art form throughout the ages"--

American EnvironmentalismAmerican Environmentalism



Frank Egerton, “A History of the Ecological Sciences: Early Greek Origins,” Bulletin ... Erwin Schrodinger, Nature and the Greeks and Science and Humanism (New York and Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, Canto edition, 1996), ...

Author: J. Michael Martinez

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466559714

Category:

Page: 300

View: 645

Protecting the natural environment and promoting sustainability have become important objectives, but achieving such goals presents myriad challenges for even the most committed environmentalist. American Environmentalism: Philosophy, History, and Public Policy examines whether competing interests can be reconciled while developing consistent, cohe

Why Quark Rhymes with PorkWhy Quark Rhymes with Pork



And Other Scientific Diversions N. David Mermin. “Copenhagen interpretation” because it wrongly ... Nature and the Greeks, Science and Humanism, Cambridge Univerity Press (1996), p. 92. See also Mind and Matter and My View of the World.

Author: N. David Mermin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316472873

Category:

Page:

View: 308

A collection of offbeat, entertaining and primarily nontechnical essays on physics and those who practice it, from eminent theoretical physicist N. David Mermin. Bringing together for the first time all thirty of his columns published in Physics Today's Reference Frame series from 1988 to 2009, with updating commentary, this humorous and unusual volume includes thirteen other essays, many of them previously unpublished. Mermin's lively and penetrating writing illuminates a broad range of topics, from the implications of bad spelling in a major science journal, to the crises of science libraries and scientific periodicals, the folly of scientific prizes and honors, the agony of getting funding, and how to pronounce 'quark'. His witty observations and insightful anecdotes gleaned from a lifetime in science will entertain physicists at all levels, as well as anyone else interested in science or scientists at the turn of the twenty-first century.

Advances in the Interplay Between Quantum and Gravity PhysicsAdvances in the Interplay Between Quantum and Gravity Physics



Koyré, A. (1968) Galilei and the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century, in A. Koyré, Metaphysics and ... Schrödinger, E. (1996) Nature and the Greeks, in Nature and the Greeks/ Science and Humanism, Cambridge U. P., ...

Author: Peter G. Bergmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401003476

Category:

Page: 554

View: 496

In this XVII Course of the International School of Cosmology and Gravitation devoted to "ADVANCES IN THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN QUANTUM AND GRAVITY PHYSICS" we have considered different aspects of the influence of gravity on quantum systems. In order to achieve this aim, in many lectures, seminars and discussions we have strengthened the interplay between gravity and quantum systems starting from the situation in the early universe based on astrophysical observations, up to the earthly based experiments with atom interferometry for probing the structure of space-time. Thus we have had timely lectures on the quantum field and horizon of a black hole including reviews of the problem of black holes thermodynamics and entropy, quantum information, quantum black holes, quantum evaporation and Hawking radiation, recent advances in stockastic gravity. We have also discussed quantum fluctuations in inflationary universe, quantum effects and reheating after inflation, and superplanckian energies in Hawking radiation. In this regard the subject of spinors in purely affine space-time and Dirac matter according to Weyl in the generalized theory of gravitation were developed . The dualism between space-time and matter has been deeply analyzed in order to see why, for general relativity, this is an obstacle for quantization of the theory. Also canonical Gravity and Mach's principle, torsion and curvature as commutator for Quantum Gravity and Dirac Geometry of real space-time were analysed, together with the problem of 5-Dimensional Projective Unified Field theory and Multidimensional Gravity and Cosmology.

American ScientistAmerican Scientist



The Times Higher Education Supplement E 29 1 Canto 47736-0 Paperback $ 9.95 1 NATURE AND THE GREEKS SCIENCE AND HUMANISM ENISIN SCHRÖDINGER THE LIFE OF ISAAC NEWTON RICHARD WESTFALE IN THE COMPANY OF ANIMALS Ham - Am Reci JAMES SERPEL ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036300419

Category:

Page:

View: 119

Analy men 1Analy men 1



As some scholars conjecture this struggle could have happened at least hundred years earlier had there not been a movement reacting against the renewed interest in a science of nature . This movement , the renaissance - humanism , began ...

Author: Georg Meggle

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110135817

Category:

Page: 989

View: 868

Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsBulletin of the Atomic Scientists



other formal dogma: that was not the nature of its opposition. Humanism was anti-authoritarian in a fundamental sense. It took for granted that men cannot be made to believe by authority but only by their free consent, and that consent ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 48

View: 107

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

The History of Science and the New HumanismThe History of Science and the New Humanism



compare with their Greek offspring. Between the scribe Ahmôse (the writer of the Rhind papyrus) and, say, Hippocrates of Chios, there is such a gigantic difference that some critics have gone so far as to deny the scientific nature of ...

Author: Michael Novak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351303743

Category:

Page: 217

View: 800

In this classic work, the foremost historian of science in our time, George Sarton, sums up his reflections on the role of science and of the humanities in our culture. Voicing his opposition to the old-fashioned humanists on the one hand, and to the 'uneducated' men of science and technicians on the other, Sarton points out to the former that the humanities without scientific are essentially incomplete. He warns the latter that without history, without philosophy, without arts and letters, without a living religion, human life on this planet would cease to be worthwhile.After outlining his 'Faith of a Humanist' in the opening section, Sarton goes on to analyze 'The History of Science and the History of Civilization,' to discuss the progress of scientific thought since ancient times in 'East and West,' and to propose the solution for the educational and cultural crisis of our time in 'The New Humanism' and in 'The History of Science and the Problems of Today.' He concludes not only that science is a source of technological development that has changed the face of the earth and has convulsed our lives for good and evil, but that it nonetheless affords the best means of understanding the world, its people, and the multitude of their relationships. 'Science is the conscience of mankind.'Included in this edition is Robert M. Merton's address before the Sarton Centennial meeting of November 1984. It is a stunning tour de force in its own right, providing insights into Sarton, teaching and research at Harvard in the 1930s, and the personal interaction between Sarton the mentor, and Merton the pupil. The essay supplements May Sarton's earlier 'Informal Portrait of George Sarton.'

From Interaction to SymbolFrom Interaction to Symbol



The growing tendency towards naturalistic representation was encouraged by a steady decline in religious outlook which culminated in Greek humanism, rational philosophy, and early science. Gombrich also links the rise of realistic art ...

Author: Piotr Sadowski

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027243447

Category:

Page: 300

View: 779

These and many other questions are addressed in the book within the methodological framework of systems theory and evolutionary psychology."--BOOK JACKET.

Reader s Guide to the History of ScienceReader s Guide to the History of Science



Moreover, their approach to investigations in nature bore resemblance to certain features of scientific methodology, which had been overlooked by earlier historians writing from a strictly positivistic perspective. The humanists ...

Author: Arne Hessenbruch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134263011

Category:

Page: 965

View: 250

The Reader's Guide to the History of Science looks at the literature of science in some 550 entries on individuals (Einstein), institutions and disciplines (Mathematics), general themes (Romantic Science) and central concepts (Paradigm and Fact). The history of science is construed widely to include the history of medicine and technology as is reflected in the range of disciplines from which the international team of 200 contributors are drawn.