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大谷, 隆昶 1942-

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Works: 13 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 29 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
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Most widely held works by 隆昶 大谷
Einstein and the generations of science by Lewis S Feuer( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This absorbing intellectual history vividly recreates the unique social, political, and philosophical milieu in which the extraordinary promise of Einstein and scientific contemporaries took root and flourished into greatness. Feuer shows us that no scientific breakthrough really happens by chance; it takes a certain intellectual climate, a decisive tension within the very fabric of society, to spur one man's potential genius into world-shaking achievement. Feuer portrays such men of high imaginative powers as Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, de Broglie, influenced by and influencing the social worlds in which they lived
Aizakku nyūton( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aizakku nyūton( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uchū no chitsujo( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Janus faces of genius : the role of alchemy in Newton's thought by Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this major reevaluation of Isaac Newton's intellectual life, Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs shows how his pioneering work in mathematics, physics, and cosmology was intimately intertwined with his study of alchemy. Directing attention to the religious ambience of the alchemical enterprise of early modern Europe, Dobbs argues that Newton understood alchemy--and the divine activity in micromatter to which it spoke--to be a much needed corrective to the overly mechanized system of Descartes. Yet that religious basis was not limited to alchemy, but suffused the rest of his work." "Newton, whose many different studies constituted a unified plan for obtaining Truth, saw value and relevance in all of his pursuits. To him it seemed possible to obtain partial truths from many different approaches to knowledge, be it textual work aimed at the interpretation of prophecy, the study of ancient theology and philosophy, creative mathematics, or experiments with prisms, pendulums, vegetating minerals, light, or electricity. Newton's work was a constant attempt to bring these partial truths together, with the larger goal of restoring true natural philosophy and true religion. Within this broad interpretative strategy, Dobbs traces the evolution of Newton's thought in alchemy, religion, and cosmology, and details his struggles with the interwoven problems of the microcosmic spirit of alchemy and the cause of the cosmic principle of gravitation."
Kagakushi no tetsugaku( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uchū no chitsujo( Book )

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

The social basis of scientific discoveries by Augustine Brannigan( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What constitutes a scientific discovery? How do discoveries happen and how are they recognised as such? These are questions of central concern to scientists and philosophers. In this book, Augustine Brannigan provides a critical examination of the major theories which have been devised to account for discoveries and innovations in science, and develops a fresh alternative. Dr Brannigan begins by arguing that most theories fall into one of two classes: mentalistic theories, which describe how ideas come into the mind, and cultural theories, which describe how they 'mature' in a particular culture. His account reveals a series of empirical and methodological problems that make these existing models untenable and he proposes as an alternative a sociological approach, which draws attention not to what makes discoveries happen, but to the processes whereby certain achievements are recognised and labelled as discoveries. This approach is illustrated in detail with a number of important scientific cases. The book throws light not only on the conventional character of discoveries but also on the folk elements in popular theories about discovery, such as genius, gestalt switch and simultaneous invention
Taihō to hansen( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel Foucault's archaeology of scientific reason by Gary Gutting( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book is an important introduction to the critical interpretation of the work of the major French thinker Michel Foucault. Through comprehensive and detailed analyses of such important texts as The History of Madness in the Age of Reason, The Birth of the Clinic, The Order of Things, and The Archaeology of Knowledge, Professor Gutting provides a lucid exposition of Foucault's 'archaeological' approach to the history of thought - a method for uncovering the 'unconscious' structures that set boundaries on the thinking of a given epoch. The book also casts Foucault in a new light, relating his work to two major but neglected influences: Gaston Bachelard's philosophy of science and Georges Canguilhem's history of science. This perspective yields a new and valuable understanding of science, balancing and complementing the more common view that he was primarily a social critic and theorist. An excellent guide for those first approaching Foucault's work, the book will also be a challenging interpretation and evaluation for those already familiar with his writings
Aizakku nyuton( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kindaika no suishinshatachi by Ardath W., 1916- Burks( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Uchū no chitsujo( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Japanese and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ootani, Takanobu, 1942-

Ōtani, Takanobu, 1942-

オオタニ, タカノブ, 1942-

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