Science and Culture: Popular and Philosophical Essays (BOK)

Science and Culture: Popular and Philosophical Essays (BOK)

Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand Von Helmholtz

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Hermann von Helmholtz was a 19th-century pioneer of physiology and physics in Europe who was concerned with the implications of science for philosophy and culture. From the 1850s to the 1890s, he delivered over two dozen lectures, seeking to educate the public and to enlighten the leaders of European society and governments about the potential benefits of science and technology to a developing modern society. This text presents 15 of these lectures, which reflect the wide range of topics discussed by Helmholtz. Among the subjects covered are: the origins of the planetary system; the relation of natural science to science in general; the aims and progress of the physical sciences; the problems of perception; and academic freedom in German universities. This collection also includes Helmholtz's lectures on the relation of optics to painting and the physiological causes of harmony in music, which provide insight into the relations between science and aesthetics.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1995 Forfatter Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand Von Helmholtz
Forlag
University of Chicago Press
ISBN 9780226326597
Antall sider 400 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 23cm x 2,8cm
Vekt 700 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende David Cahan Emner og form Cultural studies, History of Western philosophy, Literary essays, History of science, Impact of science & technology on society