Pradip Kumar Sengupta (ed.)
Title History of Science and Philosophy of Science: A Historical Perspective of the Evolution of Ideas in Science (History of Science, Philosophy, and Culture in Indian Civilization: Vol. XIII, Part 6)
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Edition First Edition
Size 23 x 29 Cm
Publisher New Delhi, India Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
8131719308 / 9788131719305
Seller ID 035096
History of Science and Philosophy of Science, a primarily interdisciplinary study, deals with the historical and philosophical perspectives of science and explores the mutuality of the relations between the two disciplines. To present the study in a reader-friendly format, it has been divided into two parts, with the first volume (Part 6) dedicated to the ‘history’ of science and the second volume (Part 7) to the ‘philosophy’ of science. The first volume, History of Science and Philosophy of Science: A Historical Perspective of the Evolution of Ideas in Science, seeks to present a history of science where science is believed to proceed along with the operation of a number of mechanisms that are instrumental to its growth, thus making science a part of a creative culture. This part works out the relation not between history and the history of science, but between science and the history of science. Though the volume focuses mainly on physics and mathematics, it also includes essays on life sciences and consciousness studies. The order of essays is guided not by chronology but by a philosophical interpretation of the development of major reforms and revisions in the field of science both in India and abroad. Some authors have paid full attention to Indian science and its logic, while some others have preferred to deal with Western science. Presented in a fairly non-technical language and readily accessible even to non-specialists, these volumes will be of interest to researchers and well-informed general readers. SECTION I: THE COSMOS AND THE CLASSICAL WORLD 1. History, Evolution and Scientific Revolution D. P. Chattopadhyaya 2. Microcosm–Macrocosm: Some Reflections B. V. Subbarayappa 3. The Concept of World in Vedic Thought: Some Reflections Mira Roy 4. Geometry in Ancient India S. Balachandra Rao 5. Terrestrial and Celestial Aspects of Natural Sciences—Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler: A Historiographical Study Subhash Kak 6. Newton’s Theory of Universal Gravitation and Constancy of the Velocity of Light Asim K. Ray 7. Ernst Mach: The Scientist and Philosopher Sibnath Chatterjee 8. The Science and Philosophy of Albert Einstein Kamal Datta 9. Einstein and the Evolving Universe Asoke N. Mitra SECTION II: THE QUANTUM WORLD AND ELEMENTARY PARTICLES 10. Quantum Mechanics and Relativity: A Conceptual Study Gautam Bhattacharya 11. Condensation Phenomena: From Andrews to Bose and Einstein Jayanta K. Bhattacharjee The Salam–Weinberg Model and Scenarios of Unification Partha Ghose 12. Popper’s Propensity Interpretation and Heisenberg’s Potentia Interpretation: A Comparative Assessment Ravi V. Gomatam 13. The Schrödinger Cat: Physics, Myth and Philosophy C. S. Unnikrishnan 14. Hidden Variables, Non-Contextuality and Einstein-Locality in Quantum Mechanics Virendra Singh 15. Physics and Metaphysics of Statistical Mechanics: A Historical Perspective R. Ramanathan 16. The Physicist in Chains: Reflections on Naturalness, the Anthropic Principle and a Few Related Issues Biswarup Mukhopadhyaya 17. Quantum Gravity and the Structure of Physical Reality C. S. Unnikrishnan SECTION III: MACHINE, LIFE AND CONSCIOUSNESS 18. Origin and Evolution of Life: Conservation of Biological Diversity R. D. Iyer 19. Playing God or Being Human? Scientific and Ethical Perspectives in the Cloning of Human Beings Anindya Sinha 20. The Self and Its Memes and Genes: Genes, Memes, Self, Brain, Information and Consciousness A. K. Mukhopadhyay 21. Machines and Consciousness Subhash Kak 22. Does Neurobiology of Mind Matter? A. Kanthamani 23. Science, Consciousness and Human Evolution Swami Jitatmananda 24. Cognitive and Experiential Foundations of Consciousness and ‘Spiritual Agency’: Towards a New Epistemology Sangeetha Menon Printed Pages: 1074.
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