The Nature of Physical Knowledge (Classic Reprint)

The Nature of Physical Knowledge (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Nature of Physical Knowledge Periodically, the thoughtful scientist will take pause from his research activity to reflect upon the kind Of description the facts he is uncovering are constraining him to make of the universe in which he lives - indeed, even of himself. He asks himself about the quality of the knowl edge he is acquiring. He asks himself about the certainty of that knowledge. Some scientists answer the question about certainty simply and devastatingly. They deny that there is anything certain about knowledge. Their skep ticism renders any attempt to draw conclusions from the raw data of experiment an operation that merely increases uncertainty. There is a school of thought which likes to vent its disdain for all it considers inferior knowledge upon that much-abused and misunderstood word, mysticism. As the physicist ponders over the insight his findings are giving him into objective reality he finds himself look ing into his own mind, and the material instrument through which mind works, the brain. How well does this mind get into contact with things outside itself? Indeed. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243106882
  • 9780243106882