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  • American Philosophy of Technology: The Empirical Turn

    By Hans Achterhuis

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780253214492
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: June 2001
  • Hermeneutics and the Natural Sciences

    By Robert P. Crease

    Our Price: $169.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780792348108
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: October 1997
  • Hermeneutics and the Natural Sciences

    By Robert P. Crease

    Our Price: $139.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789401065115
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: February 2012
    This remarkable volume attests to the world-wide development of a hermeneutical approach to the natural sciences. Questions raised by the essays include: What is a phenomenology of `scientific' perception? How does meaning arise out of laboratory situations? How do individuals or groups come to terms with the particular problem situations in which they find themselves by drawing on the available conceptual and practical resources which structure these situations? The essays are organized around three central themes. One group of authors (Heelan, Kockelmans, and Gremmen/Jacobs) recalls and applies existing historical resources of hermeneutical phenomenology to current scientific and social issues. A second group (Kisiel, Eger) considers the differences between a specifically hermeneutical approach to science and related approaches such as cultural studies and social constructivism. A third group (Ihde, Gendlin) seeks to forge new directions and tools for understanding natural scientific practice. As Crease's introductory essay makes plain, the authors share the commitment of hermeneutical philosophy to the priority of meaning over technique, the primacy of the practical over the theoretical, and the priority of situation over abstract formulation. In the process, the authors revive and transform the ancient Greek idea that the key to living well, to being fully and authentically human, resides primarily in the exercise of the practical not the theoretical virtues, in the art of doing well in the workworld and acting well in the polis.
  • Making Physics

    By Robert P. Crease

    Our Price: $37.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226120195
    • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
    • Published: March 2000
  • The Great Equations: Breakthroughs in Science from Pythagoras to Heisenberg

    By Robert P. Crease

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393337938
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: 2009
    With vignettes full of humor, drama, and eccentricity, philosopher and science historian Robert P. Crease shares the stories behind ten of history's greatest equations, from the 'first equation,'1 + 1 = 2, which promises a rational, well-ordered world, to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, which reveals the limitations of human knowledge. For every equation, Crease provides a brief account of who discovered it, what dissatisfactions lay behind its discovery, and what the equation says about the nature of our world. 43 illus. 320p.
  • The Play of Nature

    By Robert P. Crease

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780253314741
    • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
    • Published: December 1993
  • The Prism and the Pendulum: The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments in Science

    By Robert P. Crease

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812970623
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: October 2004
    A philosopher and historian creates a thought-provoking odyssey through two millennia of scientific accomplishment, capturing ten key experiments that changed the world forever, from Eratosthenes's first measurement of Earth's circumference, to Foucault's pendulum, to Galileo's study of the speed of falling bodies, to the realm of quantum mechanics. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
  • The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty

    By Robert P. Crease

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393351927
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: November 2015
    Describes how the early-20th-century discoveries in quantum physics found their way into today's modern language and collective culture, appearing in everything from television shows and movies to coffee mugs and T-shirts to art forms like sculpture and prose. 20,000 first printing.
  • The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Twentienth-Century Physics

    By Robert P. Crease

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780025214408
    • Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company
    • Published: January 1986
  • The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution In Twentieth-Century Physics

    By Robert P. Crease

    Our Price: $37.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813521770
    • Publisher: RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: February 1996
    The intimate story of the decades-long quest for 'unification,' a theory that draws together all matter and energy, from the hottestsupernovas to the whirring fragments of the atom. Based on scores of in-depth interviews. 484p. Pap.
  • The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority

    By Robert P. Crease

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393292435
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: March 2019
  • World in the Balance: The Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurement

    By Robert P. Crease

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393343540
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: October 2012
    Offers the epic story of the invention of a global network of weights, scales and instruments for measurement.
  • World in the Balance: The Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurement

    By Robert P. Crease

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393072983
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: October 2011
    Offers the epic story of the invention of a global network of weights, scales and instruments for measurement.

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