home libri books Fumetti ebook dvd top ten sconti 0 Carrello

Torna Indietro

ferrari m. (curatore); stamatescu i.-o. (curatore) - symbol and physical knowledge

Symbol and Physical Knowledge On the Conceptual Structure of Physics


Disponibilità: Normalmente disponibile in 15 giorni

54,98 €

Questo prodotto usufruisce delle SPEDIZIONI GRATIS
selezionando l'opzione Corriere Veloce in fase di ordine.

Pagabile anche con 18App Bonus Cultura e Carta del Docente

Facebook Twitter Aggiungi commento

Spese Gratis


Lingua: Inglese


Pubblicazione: 08/2001
Edizione: 2002


The question of the symbolic structure of physics is implicitly involved in any discussion about the character of physical knowledge and the development of physical theories. Actually many discussions would greatly profit from an explicit reference to and an investigation of this question, and much confusion may be avoided in this way. A book directly addressing the use and character of symbols in physics may help provide a point of view which is in the back­ ground of any consideration in the theory of knowledge and which is, to be sure, very relevant today, but - strangely enough - often seems to be missing as an explicit and central perspective in the present epistemological debates. The concept of symbol has different meanings. Its wide diffusion in various cultural fields such as religion, mythology, art, and psychoanalysis, constitutes the best proof of its semantic variety, but also of the danger of using it in too vague a way. We start here from the concept of symbol conceived in the general sense of a sign or a material medium which is able, on the one hand, to communicate mental or conceptual contents and, on the other hand, to des­ ignate things or situations in the world. In this way symbols make it possible for human knowledge to "translate" the mental activity grasping the real­ ity in conceptual frames, formal or natural languages, scientific propositions, theories and so on.


1. Sources for the History of the Concept of Symbol from Leibniz to Cassirer.- 2. On the Use and Character of Symbols in Modern Physical Theories.- 3. The Symbol in the Theory of Science: Duhem’s Alleged Instrumentalism or Conventionalism and the Continuity of Scientific Development.- 4. Beyond Realism. Symbolism in the Philosophy of Science by Charles S. Peirce and Ernst Cassirer.- 5. Heinrich Hertz and the Concept of a Symbol.- 6. Shifting Symbolic Structures and Changing Theories: On the Non-Translatability and Empirical Comparability of Incommensurable Theories.- 7. Symbol and Intuition in Modern Physics.- 8. Idealizations in Physics.- 9. Symbolizing States and Events in Quantum Mechanics.- 10. The Semiotics of “Postmodern” Physics.

Altre Informazioni



Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 235 x 155 mm Ø 1160 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:XV, 230 p. 1 illus.
Pagine Arabe: 230
Pagine Romane: xv

Dicono di noi