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

Metadebates on Science

The Blue Book of “Einstein Meets Magritte”

Editors: Cornelis, Gustaaf C., Smets, Sonja, van Bendegem, Jean-Paul (Eds.)

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About this book

How do scientists approach science? Scientists, sociologists and philosophers were asked to write on this intriguing problem and to display their results at the International Congress `Einstein Meets Magritte'. The outcome of their effort can be found in this rather unique book, presenting all kinds of different views on science. Quantum mechanics is a discipline which deserves and receives special attention in this book, mainly because it is fascinating and, hence, appeals to the general public. This book not only contains articles on the introductory level, it also provides new insights and bold, even provocative proposals. That way, the reader gets acquainted with `science in the making', sitting in the front row. The contributions have been written for a broad interdisciplinary audience of scholars and students.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • “Was Einstein a Philosopher?” Deduction vs. Induction, the End of Certitude and Conventionalism

    Adam, A. M.

    Pages 1-15

  • Einstein, Ethics, and Action

    Fawkes, Don

    Pages 17-30

  • Cognitive Science: Two Cultures or One?

    Bielecki, Marek W.

    Pages 31-42

  • Gödel’s Theorem and Strong AI: Is Reason Blind?

    Voorhees, Burton

    Pages 43-62

  • What about the Modernistic Concept of Consciousness?

    Langenberg, Suzan

    Pages 63-70

Buy this book

eBook $209.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-2245-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $269.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-7923-5762-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $269.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-5242-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metadebates on Science
Book Subtitle
The Blue Book of “Einstein Meets Magritte”
Editors
  • Gustaaf C. Cornelis
  • Sonja Smets
  • Jean-Paul van Bendegem
Series Title
Einstein Meets Magritte: An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Science, Nature, Art, Human Action and Society
Series Volume
6
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
No sales rights in Belgium
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-2245-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-2245-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5762-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5242-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 310
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