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  • The Loss of Certaintyby Gregor Schiemann

    Springer 2008; US$ 209.00

    Two seemingly contradictory tendencies have accompanied the development of the natural sciences. This work presents an analysis which investigates the early phase of the fundamental change in the concept of science through an examination of Hermann von Helmholtz's conception of science and his mechanistic interpretation of nature. more...

  • Natur, Technik, Geistby Gregor Schiemann

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 196.00

    We still follow the definitions of Nature already laid down by Aristotle and Descartes who saw Nature as being delineated from the non-natural (e.g. culture, technology). Schiemann defends the continuing validity of these traditional ways of understanding, but argues that that they prove to be valid only within limited contexts. Depending on the particular... more...

  • The Significance of the Hypothetical in the Natural Sciencesby Gregor Schiemann; Michael Heidelberger

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 133.00

    How was the hypothetical character of theories of experiencethought about throughout the history of science? The essays cover periods from the middle ages to the 19th and 20th centuries. It is fascinating to see how natural scientists and philosophers were increasingly forced to realize that a natural science without hypotheses is not possible. more...

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