Facing up : science and its cultural adversaries

Steven Weinberg

In this volume, Steven Weinberg pursues his principal passions, theoretical physics and a deeper understanding of the culture, philosophy, history, and politics of science. Each of these essays, which span 15 years, struggles in one way or another with the necessity of facing up to the discovery that the laws of nature are impersonal, with no hint of a special status for human beings. Defending the spirit of science against its cultural adversaries, these essays express a viewpoint that is reductionist, realist, and devoutly secular. Each is preceded by a new introduction that explains its provenance and, if necessary, brings it up to date.

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  • * Preface *1. Science as a Liberal Art *2. Newtonianism, Reductionism, and the Art of Congressional Testimony *3. Newton's Dream *4. Confronting O'Brien *5. The Heritage of Galileo *6. Nature Itself *7. The Boundaries of Scientific Knowledge *8. The Methods of Science...and Those by Which We Live *9. Night Thoughts of a Quantum Physicist *10. Reductionism Redux *11. Physics and History *12. Sokal's Hoax *13. Science and Sokal's Hoax: An Exchange *14. Before the Big Bang *15. Zionism and Its Adversaries *16. The Red Camaro *17. The Non-Revolution of Thomas Kuhn *18. T.S. Kuhn's Non-Revolution: An Exchange *19. The Great Reduction: Physics in the Twentieth Century *20. A Designer Universe? *21. "A Designer Universe?": An Exchange *22. Five and a Half Utopias *23. Looking for Peace in the Science Wars * Sources * Index

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書名 Facing up : science and its cultural adversaries
著作者等 Weinberg, Steven
出版元 Harvard University Press
刊行年月 2001
ページ数 xi, 283 p., [1] leaf of plates
大きさ 25cm
ISBN 0674011201
067400647X
NCID BA57176532
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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