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Nordmann, Alfred 1956-

Works: 42 works in 140 publications in 4 languages and 4,175 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Diaries  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Thesis advisor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: Q174.8, 192
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Most widely held works by Alfred Nordmann
The Kantian legacy in nineteenth-century science ( )
13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Historians of philosophy, science, and mathematics explore the influence of Kant's philosophy on the evolution of modern scientific thought."--Jacket
Philosophical occasions, 1912-1951 by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science transformed? debating claims of an epochal break by Alfred Nordmann( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Advancements in computing, instrumentation, robotics, digital imaging, and simulation modeling are changing science into a technology-driven institution. The pragmatic interests of government, industry, and society increasingly exert their influence over science, raising questions of values and objectivity. These and other profound changes in the world of science have led many to speculate that we are in the midst of an epochal break in scientific history. This edited volume presents an in-depth examination of these issues from philosophical, historical, social, and cultural perspectives. It presents arguments both for and against the epochal break thesis in light of historical antecedents, offering an important occasion for philosophical analysis of the epistemic, institutional and moral questions affecting current and future scientific pursuits. "--P. 4 of cover
Science in the context of application ( )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We increasingly view the world around us as a product of science and technology. Accordingly, we have begun to appreciate that science does not take its problems only from nature and then produces technological applications, but that the very problems of scientific research themselves are generated by science and technology. Simultaneously, problems like global warming, the toxicology of nanoparticles, or the use of renewable energies are constituted by many factors that interact with great complexity. Science in the context of application is challenged to gain new understanding and control of
Wittgenstein's Tractatus : an introduction by Alfred Nordmann( Book )
13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is one of the most important books of the twentieth century. It influenced philosophers and artists alike and continues to fascinate readers today. It offers rigorous arguments but clothes them in enigmatic pronouncements. Wittgenstein himself said that his book is "strictly philosophical and simultaneously literary, and yet there is no blathering in it." This introduction considers both the philosophical and the literary aspects of the Tractatus and shows how they are related. It also shows how the work fits into Wittgenstein's philosophical development and the tradition of analytic philosophy, arguing strongly for the vigor and significance of that tradition."--BOOK JACKET
Heinrich Hertz : classical physicist, modern philosopher by Davis Baird( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This first major collection of essays devoted to Heinrich Hertz (1857-1894) brings together an international group of physicists, philosophers, and historians of science. It includes investigations of Hertz's background, his theoretical and experimental contributions, his philosophy of science, and his influence on science and philosophy in the twentieth century. Its central focus is Hertz's Principles of Mechanics of 1894 which develops the methodological intuitions that also informed his earlier discovery of electromagnetic wave radiation (so-called radio waves). Though his proposed reform of mechanics was not adopted, the book proved influential on physicists like Einstein, Schrödinger, Bohr, and Heisenberg, and on philosophers like Cassirer, Schlick, and Wittgenstein. It can be regarded as an ancestor of Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions, it anticipated current discussions on the role of models in science, and it represents an important chapter in the history of conventionalism. Audience: Philosophers of science, historians of science, Wittgenstein scholars, historians and philosophers of technology, physicists, electrical engineers, and mathematicians
Ludwig Wittgenstein : public and private occasions by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the safety of his manuscripts, Ludwig Wittgenstein was free to endlessly revise, rework and reframe his philosophical thoughts. Thus his published work yields a glimpse of just a small portion of Wittgenstein's philosophical thought; the portion that eventually appeared in print. Yet for Wittgenstein, philosophy was an on-going activity, a process. Only in his dialogue with the philosophical community and in his private moments does Wittgenstein's philosophical practice fully come to light. Those public and private occasions are collected here
Discovering the nanoscale by Davis Baird( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Technikphilosophie zur Einführung by Alfred Nordmann( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophie im Spiegel der Literature ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nanotechnologien im Kontext philosophische, ethische und gesellschaftliche Perspektiven by Alfred Nordmann( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abduction, dispositions and alternatives in science. On the rational reconstruction of scientific negotiation by Alfred Nordmann( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophica by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in German and French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical remarks by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work contains the seeds of Wittgenstein's later philosophy of mind and of mathematics. He analyzes generality in and out of mathematics, and the notions of proof and experiment. He also dicusses both behaviorism and the verifiability principle
Philosophie (TS 213, §§ 86-93) by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophie im Spiegel der Literatur by Gerhard Gamm( )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
HauptbeschreibungWas kann die Philosophie von der Literatur über sich und über die Grenzen ihres eigenen Sprechens und Denkens lernen? Wie läßt sich philosophieren vor dem Hintergrund einer durch die Refl exion auf die Literatur erhöhten Sensibilität für die eigene Sprache und kulturelle Praxis? Zehn AutorInnen nehmen zehn Werke zum Anlaß, ihre Überlegungen in die Perspektive einer Selbstkritik der Philosophie einzurücken. Sie erweitern das große Unternehmen der Vernunftkritik bis an die Grenzen des Sinns und des Sagbaren, des diskursiven Denkens und der Moral. Sie behandeln die literarische F
Strukturwandel der Wissenschaft : Positionen zum Epochenbruch ( Book )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nichtwissenskommunikation in den Wissenschaften interdisziplinäre Zugänge ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Converging technologies : by Alfred Nordmann( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jenseits von Regulierung: zum politischen Umgang mit der Nanotechnologie ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Nordmann, A.
Nordmann, A. 1956-
Nordmann, A. (Alfred), 1956-
English (81)
German (26)
Spanish (3)
French (1)