The language of nature; an essay in the philosophy of science. Drawings by Evan L. Gillespie.

San Francisco, W.H. Freeman [1964] .

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Subjects Biologie.
Filosofia Da Ciencia.
Science -- Methodology.
Science -- Philosophy.
Sciences - MeĢthodologie.
Sciences - Philosophie.
Sciences -- MeĢthodologie.
Sciences -- Philosophie.
Description xii, 372 pages illustrations 24 cm
Copyright Date [1964]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-364).
Contents Human Nature -- Human Variability -- Self-consciousness -- Purposive Behavior -- Observational Problems in Psychology -- Problems of Freedom -- Model-building -- Choice and the Fundamental Theorem of Ethics -- The Gardens -- Responsibility -- Value as Substance -- Value as Individual Preference -- Value as Social Choice.
Law and Chance -- Logical Preliminaries -- The Mathematics of Probability -- Probability and Determinism -- The Measurement of Probability -- Symmetry and Independence -- The Frequency Interpretation -- Statistically Isolated Systems -- An Anticipation -- Relativity and Space-time -- Quantum Physics -- States -- Transitions -- Identity -- The Scala Naturae -- L'ordre Naturel -- Thermodynamics -- Statistical Mechanics -- The Maxwell Demon -- Information, Order, and Free Energy -- The Arrow of Time -- The Probable and the Non-probable -- Decisions and Information Theory -- Credibility and Priority -- The Inductive Maze and a Theorem on Progress -- The System of Knowledge -- The Justification of Probable Inference -- Analogy and Category -- The Demons -- Self-reproduction -- Stage One:From Molecule to Cell -- Stage Two:The Verb "to Learn" -- Stage Three:Culture.
Science and Mathematics -- Number -- The Peano Axioms -- Logical Truth -- Models and Turing Machines -- Number Theory -- The Elements -- Kant and the Forms of Intuition -- Conventionalism -- Analytic Geometry -- The Erlangen Program -- Pythagorean Geometry -- The Geometry of Motion -- The Calculus -- The Dedekind Cut -- Complex Numbers and Vectors -- Continuity -- Analytic Functions and Fourier Series -- The Nature of Mathematics:Universals -- Observation and Measurement -- On Basic Measurements -- The Measurement of Time -- Measurement and Invariance -- Relational Patterns -- Measurement and Its Validation:Operationalism -- Measurement and Information -- Law and Modern Science -- Aristotle on Motion -- The Science of Mechanics -- Determinism and Causality -- The Isolated System:Essence and Accident.
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WorldCat Identities Hawkins, David, 1913-2002.
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