Boundaries of Natural Science

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880101875

Category: Nature

Page: 127

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8 lectures, Dornach, Sep-Oct, 1920 (CW 322) "We must begin by acquiring the discipline that modern science can teach us. We must school ourselves in this way and then, taking the strict methodology, the scientific discipline we have learned from modern natural science, transcend it, so that we use the same exacting approach to rise into higher regions, thereby extending this methodology to the investigation of entirely different realms as well." --Rudolf Steiner If only sensory phenomena are within the reach of scientific research, the doors are closed to those worlds from which the human being originates and where the creative forces of the world are found. Rudolf Steiner challenges us to develop organs of perception needed to go beyond these limits of perception, so that we can witness the spirit that is active in all natural phenomena. Read Bobby Matherne's review of this book

The Boundaries of Knowledge in Buddhism, Christianity, and Science

Author: Paul David Numrich

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525569874

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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This volume brings together insights from religion (represented by Buddhism and Christianity) and science to address the question, What can we know about reality? Here science and religion engage each other in the human endeavour to understand a reality tantalizingly beyond our ability to understand fully.

The Dappled World

A Study of the Boundaries of Science

Author: Nancy Cartwright,Professor of Philosophy Nancy Cartwright

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521644112

Category: Philosophy

Page: 247

View: 1938


This important and innovative collection of essays argues for a patchwork of laws of nature.

Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life

Organic Vitality in Germany around 1800

Author: Joan Steigerwald

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822986620

Category: Science

Page: 552

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Attempts to distinguish a science of life at the turn of the nineteenth century faced a number of challenges. A central difficulty was clearly demarcating the living from the nonliving experimentally and conceptually. The more closely the boundaries between organic and inorganic phenomena were examined, the more they expanded and thwarted any clear delineation. Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life traces the debates surrounding the first articulations of a science of life in a variety of texts and practices centered on German contexts. Joan Steigerwald examines the experiments on the processes of organic vitality, such as excitability and generation, undertaken across the fields of natural history, physiology, physics and chemistry. She highlights the sophisticated reflections on the problem of experimenting on living beings by investigators, and relates these epistemic concerns directly to the philosophies of nature of Kant and Schelling. Her book skillfully ties these epistemic reflections to arguments by the Romantic writers Novalis and Goethe for the aesthetic aspects of inquiries into the living world and the figurative languages in which understandings of nature were expressed.

Nature, Design, and Science

The Status of Design in Natural Science

Author: Del Ratzsch

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791490998

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

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Explores the question of whether or not concepts and principles involving supernatural intelligent design can occupy any legitimate place within science.

Aristotle and the Science of Nature

Unity Without Uniformity

Author: Andrea Falcon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521854399

Category: Philosophy

Page: 139

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Exploration of Aristotle's philosophy of nature in the light of scholarly insights.

Work at the Boundaries of Science

Information and the Interdisciplinary Research Process

Author: C.L. Palmer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401598436

Category: Computers

Page: 174

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Interdisciplinary inquiry has become more pervasive in recent decades, yet we still know little about the conduct of this type of research or the information problems associated with it. This book is one of few empirical studies of interdisciplinary knowledge practices. It examines how interdisciplinary scientists discover and exchange information and knowledge, highlighting how the boundaries between disciplines affect how information is used and how knowledge is constructed. It is written for scholars and practitioners with an interest in developing information systems and research environments to foster innovative scientific work. Target groups include researchers in information science, science studies, communication, as well as research administrators and information professionals.

Force and Matter

Empirico-Philosophical Studies, Intelligibly Rendered

Author: Ludwig Büchner,J. Frederick Collingwood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108040306

Category: History

Page: 330

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At a time when German philosophy was dominated by idealism, German philosopher and physician Ludwig Büchner (1824-99) wrote Kraft und Stoff, an influential work advocating materialism, in 1855. It went through many editions and was widely read across the world. The controversy surrounding the book led to Büchner leaving his post at the University of Tübingen, but he went on to establish the German Freethinkers' League, the first German organisation for atheists. This book, first published in 1864, is a translation of the eighth edition, and is edited by J. Frederick Collingwood, who wanted to bring Büchner's work to an English audience. It contains translations of the prefaces from the first, third and fourth editions of Kraft und Stoff, and an introductory letter from Büchner which expresses his belief that Darwin's theory of evolution has given support to his materialist theory.