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Crease, Robert P.

Overview
Works: 54 works in 231 publications in 5 languages and 10,530 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: QC7, 509
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert P Crease
The second creation : makers of the revolution in twentieth-century physics by Robert P Crease( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now back in print, The Second Creation is the intimate story of the decades-long scientific quest for "unification," a theory that draws together all matter and energy, from the hottest supernovas to the whirring fragments of the atom. Based on scores of in-depth interviews with such brilliant scientists as Max Planck, Erwin Schrodinger, Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Sheldon Glashow, and Steven Weinberg, Robert Crease and Charles Mann vividly portray the tense, exciting world of investigators at the last frontier of knowledge. In telling the richly human story of the two generations of scientists who set out to find the "theory of everything," the authors recount a sweeping saga that moves from the early days of Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr arguing in a Copenhagen park to the vast, mile-long atom smashers of today. The Second Creation is a definitive group portrait of twentieth-century physics
The quantum moment : how Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty by Robert P Crease( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors-- one a philosopher, the other a physicist-- draw on their training and six years of co-teaching to dramatize the quantum's rocky path from scientific theory to public understanding while also exploring the quantum's manifestations in everything from art and sculpture to the prose of John Updike and David Foster Wallace
J. Robert Oppenheimer : a life by Abraham Pais( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illuminating portrait of J. Robert Oppenheimer chronicles the story of one of the most charismatic and enigmatic figures of modern physics, from his precocious youth to his seminal role in developing the first atomic bomb, and beyond
The great equations : breakthroughs in science from Pythagoras to Heisenberg by Robert P Crease( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While we may be familiar with some of sciences greatest equations, we may not know that each and every equation emerged not in Eureka! moments but in years of cultural developments and scientific knowledge. With vignettes full of humor, drama, and eccentricity, philosopher and science historian Robert P. Crease shares the stories behind ten of historys greatest equations, from the first equation, 1 + 1 = 2, which promises a rational, well-ordered world, to Heisenbergs uncertainty principle, which reveals the limitations of human knowledge. For every equation, Crease provides a brief account of who discovered it, what dissatisfactions lay behind its discovery, and what the equation says about the nature of our world. -- Publisher description
The prism and the pendulum : the ten most beautiful experiments in science by Robert P Crease( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Is science beautiful? Yes, argues acclaimed philosopher and historian of science Robert P. Crease in this engaging exploration of history's most beautiful experiments. The result is an engrossing journey through nearly 2,500 years of scientific innovation. Along the way, we encounter glimpses into the personalities and creative thinking of some of the field's most interesting figures. We see the first measurement of the earth's circumference, accomplished in the third century B.C. by Eratosthenes using sticks, shadows, and simple geometry. We visit Foucault's mesmerizing pendulum, a cannonball suspended from the dome of the Panthǒn in Paris that allows us to see the rotation of the earth on its axis. We meet Galileo--the only scientist with two experiments in the top ten--brilliantly drawing on his musical training to measure the speed of falling bodies. And we travel to the quantum world, in the most beautiful experiment of all. We also learn why these ten experiments exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations. From the ancient world to cutting-edge physics, these ten exhilarating moments reveal something fundamental about the world, pulling us out of confusion and revealing nature's elegance. The Prism and the Pendulum brings us face-to-face with the wonder of science
World in the balance : the historic quest for an absolute system of measurement by Robert P Crease( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the story of the invention of a global network of weights, scales, and instruments for measurement
Peace & war : reminiscences of a life on the frontiers of science by R Serber( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The memoir of a prominent member of the Manhattan Project, and an intimate friend of J. Robert Oppenheimer."--Jacket
Making physics : a biography of Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1946-1972 by Robert P Crease( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Nobel Prize-winning work in atomic physics to community concerns over radiation leaks, Brookhaven National Laboratory's ups and downs track the changing fortunes of "big science" in the United States since World War II. But Brookhaven is also unique; it was the first major national laboratory built specifically for basic civilian research. In Making Physics, Robert P. Crease brings to life the people, the instruments, the science, and the politics of Brookhaven's first quarter-century."--Jacket
The philosophy of expertise( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the use of expert testimony in the courtroom to the advice we rely on to solve key economic, political, and social problems, expertise is an essential part of our decision-making process. However, the extent to which experts can be trusted is a subject of persistent and contentious debate. "The Philosophy of Expertise" is the first collection to explore the fundamental philosophical issues surrounding these authorities and their expert knowledge. Part 1 considers the problems surrounding the issue of trust and deference; part 2 launches a phenomenological clarification of expertise that pinpoints the universal structures embodied in cognition and affect; and part 3 examines the consequences of the social and technical externalization of expertise. Contributors including Edward Said, Alvin Goldman, Peter Singer, Hubert Dreyfus, Julia Annas, Harry Collins, and Don Ihde draw on a number of intellectual approaches to explore the justification of expert authority, the potentially dangerous role of expertise in a liberal democratic society, how laypeople can critique experts, and the social and ideological character of expert advice. The contributors also discuss the reasoning process of judges and juries, the ancient Greek view of moral conduct, and the incorporation of experts into governmental bureaucracy. By honestly tackling the legitimacy and consistency of various positions, this volume sheds much-needed light on the theoretical dimensions of a controversial and pervasive practice. Contributors include: Alvin I. Goldman, Don Ihde, Edward Said, Evan Selinger and John Mix, Evan Selinger and Robert P. Crease, H. M. Collins and Robert Evans, Helene Mialet, Hubert Dreyfus, John Hardwig, Julia Annas, Paul Feyerabend, Peter Singer, Scott Brewer, Steve Fuller, and Steven Turner
The play of nature : experimentation as performance by Robert P Crease( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science policy up close by John H Marburger( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a career that included tenures as president of Stony Brook University, director of Brookhaven National Laboratory, and science advisor to President George W. Bush, John Marburger (1941-2011) found himself on the front line of battles that pulled science ever deeper into the political arena. From nuclear power to global warming and stem cell research, science controversies, he discovered, are never just about science. Science Policy Up Close presents Marburger's reflections on the challenges science administrators face in the twenty-first century. In each phase of public service Marburger came into contact with a new dimension of science policy. The Shoreham Commission exposed him to the problem of handling a volatile public controversy over nuclear power. The Superconducting Super Collider episode gave him insights into the collision between government requirements and scientists' expectations and feelings of entitlement. The Directorship of Brookhaven taught him how to talk to the public about the risks of conducting high-energy physics and about large government research facilities. As Presidential Science Advisor he had to represent both the scientific community to the administration and the administration to the scientific community at a time when each side was highly suspicious of the other. What Marburger understood before most others was this: until the final quarter of the twentieth century, science had been largely protected from public scrutiny and government supervision. Today that is no longer true. Scientists and science policy makers can learn from Marburger what they must do now to improve their grip on their own work.--Book jacket
The quantum moment : how Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty by Robert P Crease( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating story of how quantum mechanics went mainstreamThe discovery of the quantum--the idea, born in the early 1900s in a remote corner of physics, that energy comes in finite packets instead of infinitely divisible quantities--planted a rich set of metaphors in the popular imagination. Quantum imagery and language now bombard us like an endless stream of photons
Hermeneutics and the natural sciences by Robert P Crease( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This remarkable volume attests to the world-wide development of a hermeneutical approach to the natural sciences. Questions raised by the essays include: What is a phenomenology of `scientific' perception? How does meaning arise out of laboratory situations? How do individuals or groups come to terms with the particular problem situations in which they find themselves by drawing on the available conceptual and practical resources which structure these situations? The essays are organized around three central themes. One group of authors (Heelan, Kockelmans, and Gremmen/Jacobs) recalls and applies existing historical resources of hermeneutical phenomenology to current scientific and social issues. A second group (Kisiel, Eger) considers the differences between a specifically hermeneutical approach to science and related approaches such as cultural studies and social constructivism. A third group (Ihde, Gendlin) seeks to forge new directions and tools for understanding natural scientific practice. As Crease's introductory essay makes plain, the authors share the commitment of hermeneutical philosophy to the priority of meaning over technique, the primacy of the practical over the theoretical, and the priority of situation over abstract formulation. In the process, the authors revive and transform the ancient Greek idea that the key to living well, to being fully and authentically human, resides primarily in the exercise of the practical not the theoretical virtues, in the art of doing well in the workworld and acting well in the polis
A brief guide to the great equations : the hunt for cosmic beauty in numbers by Robert P Crease( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technoscience and postphenomenology : the Manhattan papers( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"... Friis and Robert P. Crease capture postphenomenology, a new field that has attracted attention among scholars engaged in technology studies. Contributors to this edited collection seek to analyze, clarify, and develop postphenomenological language and concepts, expand the work of Don Ihde, the field's founder, and scout into fields that Ihde never tackled. Many of the contributors to this collection had especially close ties to Ihde and have benefited from close work with him. This combined with the distinctive diversity of the contributors -- eighteen people from ten different countries -- enables this volume to put on display the diversity of content and styles in this young movement."--Back cover
Shi shang zui mei de shi xiang ke xue shi yan by Christian Y Schmidt( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What things do : Philosophical reflections on technology, agency, and design by Peter-Paul Verbeek( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on how technologies mediate our actions and our world perceptions. Peter-Paul Verbeek examines the philosophy of technology formulated by Jaspers and Heidegger, and extends the work of more recent philosophers of technology. He shows how his "postphenomenological" approach applies to the technological practice of industrial designers
Il prisma e il pendolo : i dieci esperimenti più belli nella storia della scienza by Robert P Crease( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Is science beautiful? Yes, argues acclaimed philosopher and historian of science Robert P. Crease in this engaging exploration of history's most beautiful experiments. The result is an engrossing journey through nearly 2,500 years of scientific innovation. Along the way, we encounter glimpses into the personalities and creative thinking of some of the field's most interesting figures. We see the first measurement of the earth's circumference, accomplished in the third century B.C. by Eratosthenes using sticks, shadows, and simple geometry. We visit Foucault's mesmerizing pendulum, a cannonball suspended from the dome of the Panthǒn in Paris that allows us to see the rotation of the earth on its axis. We meet Galileo--the only scientist with two experiments in the top ten--brilliantly drawing on his musical training to measure the speed of falling bodies. And we travel to the quantum world, in the most beautiful experiment of all. We also learn why these ten experiments exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations. From the ancient world to cutting-edge physics, these ten exhilarating moments reveal something fundamental about the world, pulling us out of confusion and revealing nature's elegance. The Prism and the Pendulum brings us face-to-face with the wonder of science
Ten great equations that shape the world by Robert P Crease( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American philosophy of technology : the empirical turn( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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J. Robert Oppenheimer : a lifeThe great equations : breakthroughs in science from Pythagoras to HeisenbergThe prism and the pendulum : the ten most beautiful experiments in scienceWorld in the balance : the historic quest for an absolute system of measurementPeace & war : reminiscences of a life on the frontiers of scienceMaking physics : a biography of Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1946-1972The philosophy of expertiseHermeneutics and the natural sciences