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Plato At The Googleplex by Rebecca Goldstein

Title Plato at the Googleplex
Author Rebecca Goldstein
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2015-01-06
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9780307456724
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Acclaimed philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein provides a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden role in today's debates on religion, morality, politics, and science.

Title 36 Arguments for the Existence of God
Author Rebecca Goldstein
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2011
Category Fiction
Total Pages 506
ISBN 9780307456717
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Psychology professor Cass Seltzer finds his relationship challenged by a former girlfriend's invitation to join her biochemistry experiment in immortality, an effort that is complicated by his ongoing quest to understand religion.

Title Great Dialogues of Plato
Author Anonim
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2015-01-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 672
ISBN 0698175018
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Plato is philosophy, and philosophy, Plato.”—Emerson The Republic and other great dialogues by the immortal Greek philosopher Plato are masterpieces that form part of the most important single body of writing in the history of philosophy. Beauty, love, immortality, knowledge, and justice are discussed in these dialogues, which magnificently express the glowing spirit of Platonic philosophy. Translated by W. H. D. Rouse, one of the world’s most outstanding classical scholars and translator of Homer’s The Odyssey and The Iliad, this volume features the complete texts of seven of Plato’s most revered works. “In Rouse’s pages Socrates’ strength of mind, his dedication to philosophical truth, are borne in on the modern reader with something of the power that impressed and disturbed the ancient Greeks.”—Time

The Dark Sister by Rebecca Goldstein

Title The Dark Sister
Author Rebecca Goldstein
Publisher Penguin Books
Release Date 1993
Category Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN UOM:49015003464394
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The story of the relationship between two sisters--Hedda, an intelligent writer of angry feminist novels, and Stella, a woman who has married and divorced several times. Within the novel is Hedda's own novel-in-progress of two Victorian sisters: one is a gifted astronomer; both are spinsters; and both may be on the verge of madness. A compelling blend of overlapping stories and unsettling dualities.

Title The Knowledge Machine How Irrationality Created Modern Science
Author Michael Strevens
Publisher Liveright Publishing
Release Date 2020-10-13
Category Science
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781631491382
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“The Knowledge Machine is the most stunningly illuminating book of the last several decades regarding the all-important scientific enterprise.” —Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex A paradigm-shifting work, The Knowledge Machine revolutionizes our understanding of the origins and structure of science. • Why is science so powerful? • Why did it take so long—two thousand years after the invention of philosophy and mathematics—for the human race to start using science to learn the secrets of the universe? In a groundbreaking work that blends science, philosophy, and history, leading philosopher of science Michael Strevens answers these challenging questions, showing how science came about only once thinkers stumbled upon the astonishing idea that scientific breakthroughs could be accomplished by breaking the rules of logical argument. Like such classic works as Karl Popper’s The Logic of Scientific Discovery and Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, The Knowledge Machine grapples with the meaning and origins of science, using a plethora of vivid historical examples to demonstrate that scientists willfully ignore religion, theoretical beauty, and even philosophy to embrace a constricted code of argument whose very narrowness channels unprecedented energy into empirical observation and experimentation. Strevens calls this scientific code the iron rule of explanation, and reveals the way in which the rule, precisely because it is unreasonably close-minded, overcomes individual prejudices to lead humanity inexorably toward the secrets of nature. “With a mixture of philosophical and historical argument, and written in an engrossing style” (Alan Ryan), The Knowledge Machine provides captivating portraits of some of the greatest luminaries in science’s history, including Isaac Newton, the chief architect of modern science and its foundational theories of motion and gravitation; William Whewell, perhaps the greatest philosopher-scientist of the early nineteenth century; and Murray Gell-Mann, discoverer of the quark. Today, Strevens argues, in the face of threats from a changing climate and global pandemics, the idiosyncratic but highly effective scientific knowledge machine must be protected from politicians, commercial interests, and even scientists themselves who seek to open it up, to make it less narrow and more rational—and thus to undermine its devotedly empirical search for truth. Rich with illuminating and often delightfully quirky illustrations, The Knowledge Machine, written in a winningly accessible style that belies the import of its revisionist and groundbreaking concepts, radically reframes much of what we thought we knew about the origins of the modern world.

Strange Attractors by Rebecca Goldstein

Title Strange Attractors
Author Rebecca Goldstein
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Release Date 1994
Category Fiction
Total Pages 276
ISBN UOM:39015032476411
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Socratic Method by Ward Farnsworth

Title The Socratic Method
Author Ward Farnsworth
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021-10-05
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1567926851
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A thinking person's guide to a better life. Well-known but little understood, Ward Farnsworth explains what the Socratic method is, how it works, and why it matters more than ever in our time. Easy to grasp yet challenging to master, the method will change the way you think about life's big questions. "A wonderful book."--Rebecca Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex. About 2,500 years ago, Plato wrote a set of dialogues that depict Socrates in conversation. The way Socrates asks questions, and the reasons why, amount to a whole way of thinking. This is the Socratic method--one of humanity's great achievements. More than a technique, the method is an ethic of patience, inquiry, humility, and doubt. It is an aid to better thinking, and a remedy for bad habits of mind, whether in law, politics, the classroom, or tackling life's big questions at the kitchen table. Drawing on hundreds of quotations, this book explains what the Socratic method is and how to use it. Chapters include Question and Answer, Ignorance, The Socratic Classroom, and Socrates and the Stoics. Socratic philosophy is still startling after all these years because it is an approach to asking hard questions and chasing after them. It is a route to wisdom and a way of thinking about wisdom. With Farnsworth as your guide, the ideas of Socrates are easier to understand than ever and accessible to anyone. As Farnsworth achieved with The Practicing Stoic and the Farnsworth's Classical English series, ideas of old are made new and vital again. This book is for those coming to philosophy the way Socrates did--as the everyday activity of making sense out of life and how to live it--and for anyone who wants to know what he said about doing that better.

Think Least Of Death by Steven Nadler

Title Think Least of Death
Author Steven Nadler
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-12
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0691218889
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How Not To Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg

Title How Not to Be Wrong
Author Jordan Ellenberg
Publisher Allen Lane
Release Date 2014-06-03
Category Mathematics
Total Pages 468
ISBN 184614678X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The maths we learn in school can seem like an abstract set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In fact, Jordan Ellenberg shows us, maths touches on everything we do, and a little mathematical knowledge reveals the hidden structures that lie beneath the world's messy and chaotic surface. In How Not to be Wrong, Ellenberg explores the mathematician's method of analyzing life, from the everyday to the cosmic, showing us which numbers to defend, which ones to ignore, and when to change the equation entirely. Along the way, he explains calculus in a single page, describes Gödel's theorem using only one-syllable words, and reveals how early you actually need to get to the airport.

The Economist by Anonim

Title The Economist
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007
Category Commerce
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015070021459
Language English, Spanish, and French
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