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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... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 133.00

    How was the hypothetical character of theories of experience thought 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...

  • Science Transformed?by Alfred Nordmann; Hans Radder; Gregor Schiemann

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Advancements in computing, instrumentation, robotics, digital imaging, and simulation modeling have changed science into a technology-driven institution. Government, industry, and society increasingly exert their influence over science, raising questions of values and objectivity. These and other profound changes have led many to speculate that... more...

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