What is Life?

With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches
Author: Erwin Schrodinger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107604664
Category: Philosophy
Page: 184
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"What Is Life?" is Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger's exploration of the question which lies at the heart of biology. His essay, "Mind and Matter," investigates what place consciousness occupies in the evolution of life, and what part the state of development of the human mind plays in moral questions. "Autobiographical Sketches" offers a fascinating fragmentary account of his life as a background to his scientific writings.

Der Geist im Atom

Eine Diskussion der Geheimnisse der Quantenphysik
Author: DAVIES
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3034860463
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 191
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Essays on the Frontiers of Modern Astrophysics and Cosmology


Author: Santhosh Mathew
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319018876
Category: Science
Page: 206
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This book is a collection of fourteen essays that describe an inspiring journey through the universe and discusses popular science topics that modern physics and cosmology are struggling to deal with. What is our place in the universe and what happens in the magnificent cosmos where we exist for a brief amount of time. In an unique way that incorporates mythological and philosophical perspectives, the essays in this work address the big questions of what the universe is, how it came into being, and where it may be heading. This exciting adventure is a rich scientific history of elegant physics, mathematics, and cosmology as well as a philosophical and spiritual pursuit fueled by the human imagination.

Das Neue Denken

Die Entstehung eines ganzheitlichen Weltbildes im Spannungsfeld zwischen Naturwissenschaft und Mystik
Author: Fritjof Capra
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105608052
Category: Science
Page: 366
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In dieser Darstellung der Entstehung eines ganzheitlichen Weltbilds, in Capras Begegnungen und Gesprächen mit den Wegbereitern der Wendezeit lernen wir jene Avantgarde der Wissenschaft kennen, die nicht mehr an das Trugbild von der Wertfreiheit der Wissenschaft glaubt, sondern die sich engagiert für eine von Verantwortung getragene Werteordnung. Capra läßt nicht nur das Denken, sondern auch die Persönlichkeit der bedeutenden Vordenker des Umbruchs in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft hervortreten und macht damit erfahrbar, worum es ihnen in erster Linie geht: um eine menschliche Welt und eine menschenwürdige Zukunft. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

50 Schlüsselideen Physik


Author: Joanne Baker
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3827421691
Category: Science
Page: 208
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In diesem Band der "50 Schlüsselideen"-Reihe präsentiert Joanne Baker für ein breites Publikum die grundlegenden Konzepte der Physik. Sie führt ihre Leser in 50 Stationen durch die historischen Meilensteine in der Entwicklung der Disziplin, durch die bedeutsamen Theorien und die großen Fragen. Jedem Konzept sind zwei Doppelseiten gewidmet; zahlreiche informative Exkurse, einfache Grafiken und kurze Zeitleisten begleiten den Grundtext. Endlich wird Physik nachvollziehbar und verständlich. Lassen Sie sich zu einer spannenden Entdeckungsreise in den Mikro- und Makrokosmos einladen und gewinnen Sie Schritt für Schritt ein Gefühl für das Gedankengebäude der modernen Physik.

Information Studies And The Quest For Transdisciplinarity: Unity Through Diversity


Author: Burgin Mark,Hofkirchner Wolfgang
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813109017
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 560
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This book is the second volume of a two-volume edition based on the International Society for Information Studies Summit Vienna 2015 on "The Information Society at the Crossroads. Response and Responsibility of the Sciences of Information" (see summit.is4is.org). The book gives an up-to-date multiaspect exposition of contemporary studies in the field of information and related areas. It presents most recent achievements, ideas and opinions of leading researchers in this domain reflecting their quest for advancing information science and technology. With the goal of building a better society, in which social and technological innovations help make information key to the flourishing of humanity, we dispense with the bleak view of the dark side of information society. It is aimed at readers that conduct research into any aspect of information, information society and information technology, who develop or implement social or technological applications. It is also for those who have an interest in participating in setting the goals for the sciences of information and the social applications of technological achievements and the scientific results.

Ambivalences of Creating Life

Societal and Philosophical Dimensions of Synthetic Biology
Author: Kristin Hagen,Margret Engelhard,Georg Toepfer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319210882
Category: Philosophy
Page: 335
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"Synthetic biology" is the label of a new technoscientific field with many different facets and agendas. One common aim is to "create life", primarily by using engineering principles to design and modify biological systems for human use. In a wider context, the topic has become one of the big cases in the legitimization processes associated with the political agenda to solve global problems with the aid of (bio-)technological innovation. Conceptual-level and meta-level analyses are needed: we should sort out conceptual ambiguities to agree on what we talk about, and we need to spell out agendas to see the disagreements clearly. The book is based on the interdisciplinary summer school "Analyzing the societal dimensions of synthetic biology", which took place in Berlin in September 2014. The contributions address controversial discussions around the philosophical examination, public perception, moral evaluation and governance of synthetic biology.

The Energy-Climate Continuum

Lessons from Basic Science and History
Author: Antoine Bret
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319079204
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 169
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This book puts the debates about the energy-climate continuum on a scientific ground! It is a must-read for everyone, who wants to understand how intimately the energy and climate debates are linked to each other, and who wants to participate in these omnipresent discussions. Antoine Bret explains in his book how fossil fuels became indispensable for our society. He carefully explains how and why this impacts the earth's climate. And he points out that all available fossil fuels will sooner or later be used up. Therefore, he introduces and discusses the alternatives, which are currently considered. The book is divided into three parts. The first part explains the problem and where we stand today, the second part critically discusses possible elements of solution. The third part illustrates historic case studies, containing both warning as well as encouraging examples of societies at turning points. This book is a careful introduction to these topics. The basic science behind the problem and the debates are introduced in an understandable and nicely readable fashion. Facts are illustrated with simple back-on-the-envelope calculations, providing a good feeling for orders of magnitudes. A rich appendix provides additional background information for the interested readers. In this way, the book can even be a valuable resource for introductory university courses in physics, climate science, natural science and many more subjects. This book is a real conversation starter and can be recommended to everyone, specialist or non-specialist, who wants to understand the actual energy-climate debates and maybe even involve.

Die Templer

Geschichte und Mythos
Author: Malcolm Barber
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783538072152
Category:
Page: 360
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Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften

I: Die Antike
Author: Olaf Breidbach
Publisher: Springer Spektrum
ISBN: 9783642418457
Category: Science
Page: 397
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Die Grundlagen und Voraussetzungen unserer modernen Wissenschafts- und Wissenskonzeptionen wurden in der Antike gelegt. Dieser erste Band einer Geschichte der Naturwissenschaft macht das Gefüge der uns heute leitenden, uns ausrichtenden und auch der von uns verdrängten Konzeptionen in seinen wesentlichen historischen Schritten erkennbar. Stufen der Problembearbeitung und des Problemverstehens werden in ihren jeweils eigenen Horizonten beschrieben und in den daraus folgenden Anregungen und den dabei immer wieder neu eingestellten Rahmenbedingungen dargestellt. Die hier erzählte Genese unserer Wissenschaftskultur setzt mit den ersten Versuchen einer Systematisierung von Wissen ein, der Notation der Zahlen, und führt über den Vorderen Orient, Griechenland und Rom bis in die Spätantike.​

Quanten

Einstein, Bohr und die große Debatte über das Wesen der Wirklichkeit
Author: Manjit Kumar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783827010193
Category:
Page: 540
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