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Descript.
xi, 613 p. 25 cm.
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Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804. Critique of practical reason.
Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804. Critique of judgement.
Meiklejohn, J. M. D. (John Miller Dow), 1830-1902.
Abbott, Thomas Kingsmill, 1829-1913, tr.
Meredith, James Creed, tr.
Title
Critique of practical reason.
Critique of judgement.
Call #
500 S
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
x, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Nationality/regional group: nat New Yorkers (New York State) lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ Philosophy teachers lcdgt
Gender group: gdr Men lcdgt
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-329) and index.
Contents
Introduction: the knowledge machine -- The great method debate. Unearthing the scientific method -- Human frailty -- The essential subjectivity of science -- How science works. The iron rule of explanation -- Baconian convergence -- Explanatory ore -- The drive for objectivity -- The supremacy of observation -- Why science took so long. Science's strategic irrationality -- The war against beauty -- The advent of science -- Science now. Building the scientific mind -- Science and humanism -- Care and maintenance of the knowledge machine.
Summary
"A paradigm-shifting work that revolutionizes our understanding of the origins and structure of science. Captivatingly written, interwoven with tantalizing illustrations and historical vignettes ranging from Newton's alchemy to quantum mechanics to the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy, Michael Strevens's wholly original investigation of science asks two fundamental questions: Why is science so powerful? And why did it take so long, two thousand years after the invention of philosophy and mathematics, for the human race to start using science to learn the secrets of nature? The Knowledge Machine's radical answer is that science calls on its practitioners to do something irrational: by willfully ignoring religion, theoretical beauty, and, especially, philosophy-essentially stripping away all previous knowledge-scientists embrace an unnaturally narrow method of inquiry, channeling unprecedented energy into observation and experimentation. Like Yuval Harari's Sapiens or Thomas Kuhn's 1962 classic, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, The Knowledge Machine overturns much of what we thought we knew about the origins of the modern world"-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN/ISSN
9781631491375 (hardcover)
1631491377 (hardcover)
Call #
CD 330 B
Descript.
6 sound discs (3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 50 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Time
030000
Series
Note
"Course no. 5511."
Topic, Business & economics. Subtopic, Economics.
In container (19 cm.)
12 lectures, 30 min. each.
Performer
Lecturer, Randall Bartlett.
Note
Compact discs.
Contents
The economist's tool kit. 6 principles -- The economist's tool kit. Core concepts -- The myth of true value -- Incentives and optimal choice -- False incentives, real harm -- The economics of ignorance -- Playing the odds, reason in a risky world -- The economics of information -- A matter of time, predicting future values -- Think again, evaluating risk in purchasing -- Behavioral economics, what are we thinking? -- Acting like an economist.
Summary
Randall Barlett, professor of economics at Smith College, applies economic principles to the making of fully rational real-life decisions.
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Teaching Company.
ISBN/ISSN
1598036874
9781598036879
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