In the Light of Science

In the Light of Science

Our Ancient Quest for Knowledge and the Measure of Modern Physics

Book - 2014
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"The birth of science in ancient Greece had a historical impact that is still being felt today. Physicist Demetris Nicolaides examines the epochal shift in thinking that led pre-Socratic philosophers of the sixth and fifth centuries BCE to abandon the prevailing mythologies of the age and, for the first time, to analyze the natural world in terms of impersonal, rationally understood principles. He argues not only that their conceptual breakthroughs anticipated much of later science but that scientists of the twenty-first century are still grappling with the fundamental problems raised twenty-five hundred years ago"--
Publisher: Amherst, New York :, Prometheus Books,, 2014
Description: 266 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781615922253
1615922253
Branch Call Number: 509.38 Nic

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