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Einstein Meets Magritte: An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Science, Nature, Art, Human Action and Society

World Views and the Problem of Synthesis

The Yellow Book of “Einstein Meets Magritte”

Editors: Aerts, Diederik, Van Belle, Hubert, van der Veken, J. (Eds.)

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This book considers philosophy to be more than mere reflection. Through philosophy, humankind can give meaning to the world. In part, this book re-evaluates the philosophy of Leo Apostel, who dedicated his life to the investigation of the use of philosophy in everyday life. But it is also a presentation of international research carried out along the lines of the worldviews project. The contributions address not only professional philosophers, but also students, teachers, academics and everyone interested in the relationship between philosophy and the world.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • In Search of an Integrated View on the Whole of Reality: Introducing the Worldview Project

    Veken, Jan

    Pages 1-10

  • Symmetry and Symmetry-Breaking in the Philosophy and Thinking of Leo Apostel

    Belle, Hubert

    Pages 11-15

  • Why Not Nothing?

    Apostel, Leo

    Pages 17-49

  • Leo Apostel’s World Views Program in the Perspective of His Causal Ontology a Critical Appraisal

    Batens, Diderik (et al.)

    Pages 51-70

  • “The Structures of Knowledge, or How Many Ways May We Know?”

    Wallerstein, Immanuel

    Pages 71-77

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eBook $219.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-010-5981-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
World Views and the Problem of Synthesis
Book Subtitle
The Yellow Book of “Einstein Meets Magritte”
Editors
  • Diederik Aerts
  • Hubert Van Belle
  • J. van der Veken
Series Title
Einstein Meets Magritte: An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Science, Nature, Art, Human Action and Society
Series Volume
4
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
No sales rights in Belgium
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4708-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4708-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5760-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5981-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 370
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