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Shimony, Abner

Overview
Works: 86 works in 301 publications in 9 languages and 5,168 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Festschriften  History  Fiction  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Honoree, Collector, Other, Arranger, htt
Classifications: Q335, 006.3
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Most widely held works by Abner Shimony
The Nature & function of scientific theories : essays in contemporary science and philosophy by Robert Garland Colodny( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Search for a naturalistic world view by Abner Shimony( Book )

30 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abner Shimony is one of the most eminent of present-day philosophers of science, whose work has exerted a profound influence in both the philosophy and physics communities. This two-volume collection of his essays written over a period of forty years explores the interrelations between science and philosophy. Shimony regards the knowing subject as an entity in nature whose faculties must be studied from the points of view of evolutionary biology and empirical psychology. He maintains that the twentieth century is one of the great ages of metaphysics, given the deep implications of quantum mechanics, relativity theory, and molecular biology. Nevertheless he rejects the thesis that mentality is entirely explicable in physical terms and argues that mind has a fundamental place in nature. Though distinguishing between values and scientifically established facts, Shimony holds that the sense of wonder cultivated by the natural sciences is one of the noblest of human values. The first volume, Scientific Method and Epistemology, deals with the dialectic of subject and object, epistemic probability, induction and scientific theories, perception and conception, and fact and values. The focus of the second volume, Natural Sciences and Metaphysics, is on quantum mechanical measurement and non-locality, parts and wholes, time, and mind and matter.--Publisher's description
Two essays on entropy by Rudolf Carnap( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Polish and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics as natural philosophy : essays in honor of Laszlo Tisza on his seventy-fifth birthday( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logic, laws, & life : some philosophical complications( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation: This volume centers on philosophical issues of the life sciences, particularly genetics and psychology, and relevant statistical theories
Naturalistic epistemology : a symposium of two decades by Abner Shimony( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. AIMS OF THE INTRODUCTION The systematic assessment of claims to knowledge is the central task of epistemology. According to naturalistic epistemologists, this task cannot be well performed unless proper attention is paid to the place of the knowing subject in nature. All philosophers who can appropriately be called 'naturalistic epistemologists' subscribe to two theses: (a) human beings, including their cognitive faculties, are entities in nature, inter­ acting with other entities studied by the natural sciences; and (b) the results of natural scientific investigations of human beings, particularly of biology and empirical psychology, are relevant and probably crucial to the epistemological enterprise. Naturalistic epistemologists differ in their explications of theses (a) and (b) and also in their conceptions of the proper admixture of other components needed for an adequate treatment of human knowledg- e.g., linguistic analysis, logic, decision theory, and theory of value. Those contributors to this volume who consider themselves to be naturalistic epistemologists (the majority) differ greatly in these respects. It is not my intention in this introduction to give a taxonomy of naturalistic epistemologies. I intend only to provide an overview which will stimulate a critical reading of the articles in the body of this volume, by facilitating a recognition of the authors' assumptions, emphases, and omissions
The large, the small, and the human mind by Roger Penrose( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space-time and cosmology Roger Penrose - The mysteries of quantum physics Roger Penrose - Physics and the mind Roger Penrose - On mentality, quantum mechanics and the actualization of potentialities Abner Shimony - Why physics? Nancy Cartwright - The objections of an unashamed reductionist Stephen Hawking - Response Roger Penrose - Appendix I: Goodstein's theorm and mathematical thinking - Appendix II: Experiments to test gravitationally induced state reduction
Tibaldo and the hole in the calendar by Abner Shimony( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Tibaldo Bondi relates the events which occur when Pope Gregory XIII follows the advice of astonomer Christopher Clavius and drops ten days from the calendar that is in use throughout the entire world
Experimental metaphysics( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum reality, relativistic causality, and closing the epistemic circle : essays in honour of Abner Shimony by Wayne C Myrvold( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In July 2006, a major international conference was held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada, to celebrate the career and work of a remarkable man of letters. Abner Shimony, who is well known for his pioneering contributions to foundations of quantum mechanics, is a physicist as well as a philosopher, and is highly respected among the intellectuals of both communities. In line with Shimony's conviction that philosophical investigation is not to be divorced from theoretical and empirical work in the sciences, the conference brought together leading theoretical physicists, experimentalists, as well as philosophers. This book collects twenty-three original essays stemming from the conference, on topics including history and methodology of science, Bell's theorem, probability theory, the uncertainty principle, stochastic modifications of quantum mechanics, and relativity theory. It ends with a transcript of a fascinating discussion between Lee Smolin and Shimony, ranging over the entire spectrum of Shimony's wide-ranging contributions to philosophy, science, and philosophy of science."--Jacket
Science, understanding, and justice : the philosophical essays of Martin Eger by Martin Eger( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays by the late Professor Martin Eger applying the hermeneutic approach to issues of science, education, and ethics. Discusses how concepts of science are conveyed to the general public through popularizations, and includes exchanges between Eger and other leading philosophers"--Provided by publisher
Les deux infinis et l'esprit humain by Roger Penrose( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in French and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Search for a naturalistic world view by Abner Shimony( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abner Shimony is one of the most eminent of present-day philosophers of science, whose work has exerted a profound influence in both the philosophy and physics communities. This two-volume 1993 collection of his essays written over a period of forty years explores the interrelations between science and philosophy. Shimony regards the knowing subject as an entity in nature whose faculties must be studied from the points of view of evolutionary biology and empirical psychology. He maintains that the twentieth century is one of the great ages of metaphysics, given the deep implications of quantum mechanics, relativity theory and molecular biology. Nevertheless he rejects the thesis that mentality is entirely explicable in physical terms and argues that mind has a fundamental place in nature. Though distinguishing between values and scientifically established facts, Shimony holds that the sense of wonder cultivated by the natural sciences is one of the noblest of human values
Revisiting the foundations of relativistic physics : festschrift in honor of John Stachel by Jürgen Renn( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2) the globalization of capital has far outstripped the ability of current labor movements, organized at best on a national level, to conduct an effective defense of the interests of labor within capitalism, let alone to seriously challenge the cap­ italist system. To develop some form-or forms--of international organization of labor, long an ideological challenge ("Workers of the World Unite") has now become an urgent matter of survival for the labor movements of the world. Here is a challenge, on which I think broad agreement is possible: Even those who think capitalism is capable of indefinite survival must agree that it has functioned best in the past-for example, during the long period of post-World War II expansion­ when the power of capital has been effectively limited by the countervailing power of labor. Effective exercise of that power has always depended on overcoming the seg­ mentation of labor due to such factors as locality, race, gender, occupation, etc. , which stilIremain important. Above, I have singled out the two factors that today seem key to me: the split between mental and manual labor, and segmentation by nationality. Let all concerned about the current state of capitalism work to build up the countervailing power of labor, and let time show whether this results in nothing more than the better functioning of capitalism, or whether a new challenge to the system ultimately emerges
Quantum mechanical studies for Abner Shimony( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum mechanical studies for Abner Shimony( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lo grande, lo pequeño y la mente humana by Roger Penrose( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wo de sheng ri bu jian le by Xi mo ni( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of Eugene Paul Wigner by Eugene Paul Wigner( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific method and epistemology by Abner Shimony( )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Naturalistic epistemology : a symposium of two decadesThe large, the small, and the human mindTibaldo and the hole in the calendarExperimental metaphysicsQuantum reality, relativistic causality, and closing the epistemic circle : essays in honour of Abner ShimonyScience, understanding, and justice : the philosophical essays of Martin EgerSearch for a naturalistic world viewQuantum mechanical studies for Abner Shimony
Alternative Names
Abner Shimony Amerikaans natuurkundige (1928-2015)

Abner Shimony physicien et philosophe des sciences américain

Abner Shimony US-amerikanischer Physiker und Wissenschaftsphilosoph

Shimony, A.

אבנר שמעוני

آبنر شیمونی

أبنير اليعازر شموني

ابنير شيمونى

시모니, 아브너 1928-2015

シモニ, アブナー

阿布納·希莫尼

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