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The Resource Facing up : science and its cultural adversaries, Steven Weinberg

Facing up : science and its cultural adversaries, Steven Weinberg

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Facing up : science and its cultural adversaries
Title
Facing up
Title remainder
science and its cultural adversaries
Statement of responsibility
Steven Weinberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a New York Times profile, James Glanz remarked, "Steven Weinberg is perhaps the world's most authoritative proponent of the idea that physics is hurtling toward a "final theory," a complete explanation of nature's particles and forces that will endure as the bedrock of all science forevermore. He is also a powerful writer of prose that can illuminate--and sting ... He recently received the Lewis Thomas Prize, awarded to the researcher who best embodies 'the scientist as poet.'" Both the brilliant scientist and the provocative writer are fully present in this book as 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 fifteen 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
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weinberg, Steven
Dewey number
500
Index
index present
LC call number
Q171
LC item number
.W419 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Science
Label
Facing up : science and its cultural adversaries, Steven Weinberg
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Science as a liberal art -- Newtonianism, reductionism, and the art of congressional testimony -- Newton's dream -- Confronting O'Brien -- The heritage of Galileo -- Nature itself -- The boundaries of scientific knowledge -- The methods of science ... and those by which we live -- Night thoughts of a quantum physicist -- Reductionism redux -- Physics and history -- Sokal's hoax -- Science and Sokal's hoax: an exchange -- Before the big bang -- Zionism and its adversaries -- The red Camaro -- The non-revolution of Thomas Kuhn -- T.S. Kuhn's non-revolution: an exchange -- The great reduction: physics in the twentieth century -- A designer universe? -- "A designer universe?": an exchange -- Five and a half utopias -- Looking for peace in the science wars
Control code
777587214
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 283 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674066403
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt2f3wt1
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)777587214
Label
Facing up : science and its cultural adversaries, Steven Weinberg
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Science as a liberal art -- Newtonianism, reductionism, and the art of congressional testimony -- Newton's dream -- Confronting O'Brien -- The heritage of Galileo -- Nature itself -- The boundaries of scientific knowledge -- The methods of science ... and those by which we live -- Night thoughts of a quantum physicist -- Reductionism redux -- Physics and history -- Sokal's hoax -- Science and Sokal's hoax: an exchange -- Before the big bang -- Zionism and its adversaries -- The red Camaro -- The non-revolution of Thomas Kuhn -- T.S. Kuhn's non-revolution: an exchange -- The great reduction: physics in the twentieth century -- A designer universe? -- "A designer universe?": an exchange -- Five and a half utopias -- Looking for peace in the science wars
Control code
777587214
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 283 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674066403
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f3wt1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)777587214

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