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Emerging Dynamics: Science, Energy, Society and Values

Authors: Christophorou, Loucas G.

  • Explores the impact and significance of modern science, science-based technology and human values on society
  • Promotes the need for mutual accommodation between scientific values and traditional societal values
  • Examines the fundamental role of energy for civilization and society.
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About this book

Emerging Dynamics: Science, Energy, Society and Values focuses on the impact of science, science-based technology and scientific values on present-day humanity and its future. The book advocates for a science willing to accommodate both human values and scientific facts. The four main subjects focused on throughout the text are:

  • The overwhelming impact of modern science and science-based technology on virtually every aspect of human life
  • Human values and their significance for science and society
  • The need for mutual accommodation between scientific values and the traditional values of society
  • The fundamental role of energy for civilization and society.

The book cuts across scientific disciplines and looks at modern civilization through the knowledge provided by the physical, chemical, biomedical and other branches of natural science. The book is unique in its holistic approach, combining knowledge acquired by deduction, reduction-induction, and experimental scientific methods with knowledge acquired through history, philosophy, the arts, faith and cultural traditions. 

Modern civilization’s most distinct characteristics are due to science, science-based technology and energy. The role of energy in the sustainability of civilization and the impact of biomedical science on man are especially emphasized throughout this timely book, making a case for a hopeful future based on both science and values. 

A science guided in its applications by human values and a value system cognizant of the facts of science and willing to accommodate them

About the authors

Loucas G. Christophorou is the Director of the Office of Research in Experimental Physics at the Academy of Athens in Athens, Greece

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Arrows of Time

    Christophorou, Loucas G.

    Pages 1-18

  • Distinct Characteristics of Modern Civilization

    Christophorou, Loucas G.

    Pages 19-48

  • Science

    Christophorou, Loucas G.

    Pages 49-79

  • Scientific and Technological Frontiers

    Christophorou, Loucas G.

    Pages 81-96

  • Values of Society and Science

    Christophorou, Loucas G.

    Pages 97-117

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90713-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90712-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emerging Dynamics: Science, Energy, Society and Values
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90713-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90713-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-90712-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 219
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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