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Facing Up Science and its Cultural Adversaries

By: Steven Weinberg
283 pages, no illustrations
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  • Facing Up ISBN: 9780674011205 Paperback May 2003 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
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Each of these essays, which span 15 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.


Preface 1. Science as a Liberal Art 2. Newtonianism, Reductionism, and the Art of Congressional Testimony 3. Newton's Dream 4. Confronting O'Brien 5. The Heritage of Galileo 6. Nature Itself 7. The Boundaries of Scientific Knowledge 8. The Methods of Science... and Those by Which We Live 9. Night Thoughts of a Quantum Physicist 10. Reductionism Redux 11. Physics and History 12. Sokal's Hoax 13. Science and Sokal's Hoax: An Exchange 14. Before the Big Bang 15. Zionism and Its Adversaries 16. The Red Camaro 17. The Non-Revolution of Thomas Kuhn 18. T. S. Kuhn's Non-Revolution: An Exchange 19. The Great Reduction: Physics in the Twentieth Century 20. A Designer Universe? 21. "A Designer Universe?": An Exchange 22. Five and a Half Utopias 23. Looking for Peace in the Science Wars Sources Index

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Steven Weinberg, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Texas, is the author of many books, including The Quantum Theory of Fields, and, for general readers, The First Three Minutes and Dreams of a Final Theory. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979 and The National Medal of Science in 1991.
By: Steven Weinberg
283 pages, no illustrations
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Illuminating and entertaining. [The essays] range across many subjects where Weinberg has points to make or turf to defend. There are excursions into quantum physics, cosmology, the history of science, and science's relationships with politics and religion. - The Economist "Lucidly written...with a gentle humor that does not hide [Weinberg's] strong convictions on science, philosophy and religion. I unreservedly recommend it, not only to scientists but to all who share his beliefs in the contribution that science has made, and will continue to make, to the way we see ourselves and our world." - Brian Pippard, Times Literary Supplement
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