The Resource The Concept of nature, edited by John Torrance

The Concept of nature, edited by John Torrance

Label
The Concept of nature
Title
The Concept of nature
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Torrance
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The concept of nature six distinguished authors (three historians of science, philosopher, a mathematician, and a biologist) describe the major phases in the development of scientific conceptions of nature from classical Greece to the present. Professor Geoffrey Lloyd shows how different ideas of nature originated in the polemics of ancient Athens. Alexander Murray analyses medieval conceptions of nature in terms of contrasts between learned and unlearned, between schools of thought, and between Christianity and Greek philosophy. Professor Richard Westfall argues that the essence of the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century was its novel conception of nature, quantified, mechanized, and secularized. Professor Elliott Sober examines ways in which Darwinism undermines teleological thinking in biology. Finally, Professor Roger Penrose makes accessible to the layman the nine basic theories on which modern physics draws in constructing its world-views, while Professor Robert May shows how biological processes can now be investigated, and perhaps controlled, at both the molecular and the population levels
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD581
LC item number
.C665 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Torrance, John
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  • Philosophy of nature
  • Nature
  • Naturaleza
  • Nature
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Natuur
  • Filosofische aspecten
  • Philosophie de la nature
  • Naturphilosophie
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Geschichte
  • Natur
  • Konzeption
  • Begriff
  • Geschichte
  • Konzeption
  • Natur
  • Naturphilosophie
Label
The Concept of nature, edited by John Torrance
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Greek antiquity : the invention of nature / Geoffrey E.R. Lloyd -- Nature and man in the Middle Ages / Alexander Murray -- The scientific revolution of the seventeenth century : the construction of a new world view / Richard S. Westfall -- Darwin's nature / Elliott R. Sober -- The modern physicist's view of nature / Roger Penrose -- The modern biologist's view of nature / Robert M. May
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 186 p.
Isbn
9780198522751
Lccn
92018125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26359169
  • (OCoLC)ocm26359169
Label
The Concept of nature, edited by John Torrance
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Greek antiquity : the invention of nature / Geoffrey E.R. Lloyd -- Nature and man in the Middle Ages / Alexander Murray -- The scientific revolution of the seventeenth century : the construction of a new world view / Richard S. Westfall -- Darwin's nature / Elliott R. Sober -- The modern physicist's view of nature / Roger Penrose -- The modern biologist's view of nature / Robert M. May
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 186 p.
Isbn
9780198522751
Lccn
92018125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26359169
  • (OCoLC)ocm26359169

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