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In this volume, Steven Weinberg pursues his principal passions, theoretical physics and a deeper understanding of the culture, philosophy, history, and politics of science. Each of these essays, which span 15 years, struggles in one way or another with the necessity of facing up to the discovery that the laws of nature are impersonal, with no hint of a special status for human beings. Defending the spirit of science against its cultural adversaries, these essays express a viewpoint that is reductionist, realist, and devoutly secular. Each is preceded by a new introduction that explains its provenance and, if necessary, brings it up to date.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674011205
ISBN-10: 0674011201
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Pages: 306
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 6-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Steven Weinberg

Steven Weinberg is Josey-Welch Foundation Chair in Science and Regental Professor at the University of Texas, Austin, and is the author of many books. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979 and the National Medal of Science in 1991.

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