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Title Nature's imagination : the frontiers of scientific vision / edited by John Cornwell ; introduction by Freeman Dyson.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  501 NATU    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 212 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction. The scientist as rebel / Freeman Dyson -- 2. Must mathematical physics be reductionist? / Roger Penrose -- 3. Randomness in arithmetic and the decline and fall of reductionism in pure mathematics / Gregory J. Chaitin -- 4. Theories of Everything / John D. Barrow -- 5. Intertheoretic reduction: a neuroscientist's field guide / Paul M. Churchland and Patricia S. Churchland -- 6. Neural Darwinism: the brain as a selectional system / Gerald M. Edelman and Giulio Tononi -- 7. A new vision of the mind / Oliver Sacks -- 8. The limitless power of science / P. W. Atkins -- 9. Reductive megalomania / Mary Midgley -- 10. Artificial intelligence and human dignity / Margaret A. Boden -- 11. On 'computabilism' and physicalism: some subproblems / Hao Wang -- 12. Knowledge representation and myth / W. F. Clocksin -- 13. Memory and the individual soul: against silly reductionism / Gerald M. Edelman.
Other author Cornwell, John, 1940-
Subject Reductionism.
Science -- Philosophy.
ISBN 0198517750