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Truth or beauty : science and the quest for order / David Orrell.

  • Orrell, David
Date
2012
  • Books

About this work

Also known as

Science and the quest for order

Description

Questions the promises and pitfalls of associating beauty with truth, showing how ideas of mathematical elegance have inspired, and have sometimes misled, scientists attempting to understand nature. The author also shows how the ancient Greeks constructed a concept of the world based on musical harmony.

Publication/Creation

New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012.

Physical description

348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-337) and index.

Contents

pt. 1. Infatuation -- Harmony -- Integrity -- Radiance -- pt. 2. Complication -- The crooked universe -- The masculine philosophy -- Unity -- Broken mirrors -- pt. 3. Maturation -- The shadow world -- The virtual universe -- The left-hander's guide to the cosmos.

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    AAB /ORR
    Open shelves

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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 0300186614
  • 9780300186611