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1 Chalmers, Alan F One Hundred Years of Pressure I09784 2017 eBook  
2 Talbot, Chris David Bohm's Critique of Modern Physics I09581 2020 eBook  
3 Wuppuluri, Shyam The Map and the Territory I09037 2018 eBook  
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TitleOne Hundred Years of Pressure : Hydrostatics from Stevin to Newton
Author(s)Chalmers, Alan F
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionIX, 197 p. 14 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis monograph investigates the development of hydrostatics as a science. In the process, it sheds new light on the nature of science and its origins in the Scientific Revolution. Readers will come to see that the history of hydrostatics reveals subtle ways in which the science of the seventeenth century differed from previous periods. The key, the author argues, is the new insights into the concept of pressure that emerged during the Scientific Revolution. This came about due to contributions from such figures as Simon Stevin, Pascal, Boyle and Newton. The author compares their work with Galileo and Descartes, neither of whom grasped the need for a new conception of pressure. As a result, their contributions to hydrostatics were unproductive. The story ends with Newton insofar as his version of hydrostatics set the subject on its modern course. He articulated a technical notion of pressure that was up to the task. Newton compared the mathematical way in hydrostatics and the experimental way, and sided with the former. The subtleties that lie behind Newton's position throws light on the way in which developments in seventeenth-century science simultaneously involved mathematization and experimentation. This book serves as an example of the degree of conceptual change that new sciences often require. It will be of interest to those involved in the study of history and philosophy of science. It will also appeal to physicists as well as interested general readers
ISBN,Price9783319565293
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. EPISTEMOLOGY 4. HISTORY 5. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 6. History of Mathematical Sciences 7. MATHEMATICS 8. Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Science 9. Philosophy and science 10. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 11. PHYSICS 12. Science???History 13. Science???Philosophy
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TitleDavid Bohm's Critique of Modern Physics : Letters to Jeffrey Bub, 1966-1969
Author(s)Talbot, Chris
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXII, 375 p. 13 illus., 7 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteIn the letters contained in this book, David Bohm argues that the dominant formal, mathematical approach in physics is seriously flawed. In the 1950s and 60s, Bohm took a direction unheard of for a professor of theoretical physics: while still researching in physics, working among others with Yakir Aharanov and later Jeffrey Bub, he also spent time studying ???metaphysics??????such as Hegel???s dialectics and Indian panpsychism. 50 years on, questions raised about the direction and philosophical assumptions of theoretical physics show that Bohm???s arguments still have contemporary relevance
ISBN,Price9783030455378
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 4. Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Science 5. Philosophy and science 6. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 7. PHYSICS 8. QUANTUM PHYSICS 9. Science???History 10. Science???Philosophy
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TitleThe Map and the Territory : Exploring the Foundations of Science, Thought and Reality
Author(s)Wuppuluri, Shyam;Doria, Francisco Antonio
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXXIII, 641 p. 28 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThe Map/Territory distinction is a foundational part of the scientific method and, in fact, underlies all of thought, and even reality itself. This fascinating and fundamental topic is addressed here by some of the world???s leading thinkers and intellectual giants, whose accessible essays cover six and more fields of endeavor. It is imperative to distinguish the Map from the Territory when analyzing any subject, yet we often mistake the map for the territory; the meaning for the reference; a computational tool for what it computes. Representations are so handy and tempting that we often end up committing the category error of over-associating the representation with the thing it represents, so much so that the distinction between them is lost. This error, whose roots frequently lie in pedagogy, generates a plethora of paradoxes/confusions which hinder a proper understanding of the subject. What are wave functions? Fields? Forces? Numbers? Sets? Classes? Operators? Functions? Alphabets and Sentences? Are they a part of our map (theory/representation)? Or do they actually belong to the territory (reality)? A researcher, like a cartographer, clothes (or creates?) the reality by stitching together numerous co-existing maps. Is there a reality out there apart from these maps? How do these various maps interact or combine with each other to produce a coherent reality that we interact with? Or do they not? Does our brain use its own internal maps to facilitate the ???physicist/mathematician??? in us to construct, in turn, the maps about the external realm? If so, what is the nature of these internal maps? Are there meta-maps? Evolution definitely fences in our perception and thereby our ability to construct maps, revealing to us only those aspects beneficial for our survival. But to what extent? Is there a way out of this metaphorical Plato???s cave erected around us by the nature? Alfred Korzybski once remarked ???The Map is not the Territory???: Join us in this journey to explore the many questions, concepts and interpretations that this claim engenders.
ISBN,Price9783319724782
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. EPISTEMOLOGY 4. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 5. MATHEMATICAL LOGIC 6. Mathematical Logic and Foundations 7. Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Science 8. PHILOSOPHY 9. PHYSICS 10. Popular Science in Philosophy 11. Science???History 12. Science???Philosophy
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