By (author) Brian K. Ridley
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On Science by Brian K. Ridley
Book DescriptionCan science explain everything? Brian Ridley, a physicist himself, explores this question and more in this compelling exploration of both the scope and limits of science. Tracing back to the roots of scientific thinking in a world of 'magical ideas', he argues that science shares more with magic than we are often led to believe. The book also explores the often overlooked relationship between science and mathematics and the uneasy relationship between the two. This is neatly linked to a fascinating discussion of relativity and quantum theory, reminding us of the many perspectives on offer within science. On Science is essential reading for all those interested in the way we think about and picture science, where it is now, and where it is going.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415249799
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Can science explain everything? This book explores both the scope and limits of science. Tracing back to the roots of scientific thinking in a world of "magical ideals", the author argues that science shares more with magic than we are often led to believe.
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