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Facing Up

Science and Its Cultural Adversaries

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$38.00 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674011205

Publication Date: 04/30/2003

Short

306 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 halftone

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  • 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

Awards & Accolades

  • Steven Weinberg Is Winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics
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