A.S. Eddington and the Unity of Knowledge: Scientist, Quaker and Philosopher: A Selection of the Eddington Memorial Lectures with a Preface by Lord Ma

A.S. Eddington and the Unity of Knowledge: Scientist, Quaker and Philosopher: A Selection of the Eddington Memorial Lectures with a Preface by Lord Ma

By: Volker Heine (editor), Edmund Whittaker (contributor), Kathleen Lonsdale (contributor), Sir John C. Eccles (contributor), Richard B. Braithwaite (contributor), Herbert Dingle (contributor), Mary Warnock (contributor), Martin Rees (preface_author)Paperback

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Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882-1944) was a key figure in the development of modern astrophysics, who also made important contributions to the philosophy of science and popular science writing. The Arthur Eddington Memorial Trust was set up after his death in order to hold annual lectures on the relationship between scientific thought and aspects of philosophy, religion or ethics. This 2012 collection gathers together six of these lectures, including contributions by Sir Edmund Whittaker, Herbert Dingle, Richard B. Braithwaite, John C. Eccles, Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, and Baroness Mary Warnock, together with Eddington's 1929 Swarthmore Lecture on Science and the Unseen World. A preface written by the Astronomer Royal, Baron Rees of Ludlow, is also included. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in the philosophy of science and Eddington's legacy.

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Contents

Preface Lord Martin Rees; Science and the unseen world: 1929 Swarthmore lecture Arthur S. Eddington; Eddington's principle in the philosophy of science: 1951 memorial lecture Sir Edmund Whittaker; The sources of Eddington's philosophy: 1954 memorial lecture Herbert Dingle; An empiricist's view of religious belief: 1955 memorial lecture Richard B. Braithwaite; The brain and the unity of conscious experience: 1965 memorial lecture John C. Eccles; I believe...: 1964 memorial lecture Dame Kathleen Lonsdale; The value of life: 1989 memorial lecture Baroness Mary Warnock; Appendix: a list of the memorial lectures.

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  • publication date: 06/12/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781107692121
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 228
  • ID: 9781107692121
  • weight: 300
  • ISBN10: 1107692121

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