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Science and Culture: Popular and Philosophical Essays

By: H Von Helmholtz

400 pages, 71 engravings

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Oct 1995 | #41063 | ISBN: 0226326594
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Hardback | Apr 1996 | #41064 | ISBN: 0226326586
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Fifteen lectures given by the eminent nineteenth-century intellectual on the pleasures of understanding the natural world.


Contents

Introduction Selected Further Readings 1: On Goethe's Scientific Researchers (1853) 2: On the Interaction of the Natural Forces (1854) 3: On the Physiological Causes of Harmony in Music (1857) 4: On the Relation of Natural Science to Science in General (1862) 5: On the Conservation of Force (1862-63) 6: The Recent Progress of the Theory of Vision (1868) 7: On the Aim and Progress of Physical Science (1869) 8: On the Origin and Significance of Geometrical Axioms (1870) 9: On the Origin of the Planetary System (1871) 10: On the Relation of Optics to Painting (1871) 11: On Thought in Medicine (1877) 12: On Academic Freedom in German Universities (1877) 13: The Facts in Perception (1878) 14: Hermann von Helmholtz. An Autobiographical Sketch (1891) 15: Goethe's Presentiments of Coming Scientific Ideas (1892) Index

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