The Resource Physics and our view of the world, edited by Jan Hilgevoord

Physics and our view of the world, edited by Jan Hilgevoord

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Physics and our view of the world
Title
Physics and our view of the world
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edited by Jan Hilgevoord
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Language
eng
Summary
"One of the central questions of physics is whether or not a Theory of Everything is possible. Many physicists believe that such a theory might be attainable, a belief which has led to speculation that we might one day 'know the mind of God'. But what would be the philosophical implications of having a blueprint for the Universe? What does physics tell us about reality? Does possession of the Theory of Everything leave room for the existence of God? In this fascinating book, a group of distinguished physicists and philosophers examine not only the claims of modern physics, but also the impact these claims have on our view of the world." "Based on talks given at the Third Erasmus Ascension Symposium in the Netherlands, the book contains contributions from John Barrow, Paul Davies, Dennis Dieks, Willem Drees, Paul Feyerabend, Bas van Fraassen, Mary Hesse, Gerard 't Hooft and Ernan McMullin. Also included, however, are the discussions which followed the talks, characterized by a frank exchange of views and many clear insights into these difficult issues." "At a time when many people view science with deep suspicion, this book will be of great interest to anyone wishing to explore the complex relationships that exist between physics and philosophy, theology and ideology."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC5.56
LC item number
.P486 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Praemium Erasmianum Foundation
  • Hilgevoord, Jan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Religion and science
  • Physics
  • Religion and science
  • Science
  • Natuurkunde
  • Wetenschapsfilosofie
  • Physique
  • Religion et sciences
  • Philosophie des sciences
Label
Physics and our view of the world, edited by Jan Hilgevoord
Link
https://archive.org/details/physicsourviewof00hilg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This book is a result of the third Erasmus Ascension Symposium organized by the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation in Amsterdam"--Foreword
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-298) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Questioning the answers of stumbling upon good and bad theories of everything / Gerard 't Hooft -- Theories of everything / John D. Barrow -- The scientific view of the world : introduction / Dennis Dieks -- Enlarging the known world / Ernan McMullin -- The world of empiricism / Bas C. van Fraassen -- Has the scientific view of the world a special status compared with other views? ; Quantum theory and our view of the world / Paul Feyerabend -- Interpretation of science : science as interpretation / Bas C. van Fraassen -- Problems in debates about physics and religion / Willem B. Drees -- The mind of God / Paul Davies -- The sources of models for God : metaphysics or metaphor? / Mary B. Hesse
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 304 pages
Isbn
9780521476805
Lccn
93046713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29518342
  • (OCoLC)ocm29518342
Label
Physics and our view of the world, edited by Jan Hilgevoord
Link
https://archive.org/details/physicsourviewof00hilg
Publication
Note
"This book is a result of the third Erasmus Ascension Symposium organized by the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation in Amsterdam"--Foreword
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Questioning the answers of stumbling upon good and bad theories of everything / Gerard 't Hooft -- Theories of everything / John D. Barrow -- The scientific view of the world : introduction / Dennis Dieks -- Enlarging the known world / Ernan McMullin -- The world of empiricism / Bas C. van Fraassen -- Has the scientific view of the world a special status compared with other views? ; Quantum theory and our view of the world / Paul Feyerabend -- Interpretation of science : science as interpretation / Bas C. van Fraassen -- Problems in debates about physics and religion / Willem B. Drees -- The mind of God / Paul Davies -- The sources of models for God : metaphysics or metaphor? / Mary B. Hesse
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 304 pages
Isbn
9780521476805
Lccn
93046713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29518342
  • (OCoLC)ocm29518342

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