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The unknown as an engine for science : an essay on the definite and the indefinite, Hans J. Pirner

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The unknown as an engine for science : an essay on the definite and the indefinite
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The unknown as an engine for science
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an essay on the definite and the indefinite
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Hans J. Pirner
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
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This book explores the limits of our knowledge. The author shows how uncertainty and indefiniteness not only define the borders confining our understanding, but how they feed into the process of discovery and help to push back these borders. Starting with physics the author collects examples from economics, neurophysiology, history, ecology and philosophy. The first part shows how information helps to reduce indefiniteness. Understanding rests on our ability to find the right context, in which we localize a problem as a point in a network of connections. New elements must be combined with the old parts of the existing complex knowledge system, in order to profit maximally from the information. An attempt is made to quantify the value of information by its ability to reduce indefiniteness. The second part explains how to handle indefiniteness with methods from fuzzy logic, decision theory, hermeneutics and semiotics. It is not sufficient that the new element appears in an experiment, one also has to find a theoretical reason for its existence. Indefiniteness becomes an engine of science, which gives rise to new ideas
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Pirner, Hans Jürgen
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500
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Q173
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.P57 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Brewer, William D.
  • Pirner, Hans Jürgen
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  • Science
  • Physics
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Physik
  • Philosophie
  • Mathematik
  • Wissenschaft
  • Physics
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Mathematical Logic and Foundations
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The unknown as an engine for science : an essay on the definite and the indefinite, Hans J. Pirner
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Introduction -- Evidence for the Indefinite -- Approaching the Definite -- Establishing the Definite from the Indefinite.- The Unknown as an Engine of Science: Summary
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1 online resource (xvii, 146 pages).
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9783319185095
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The unknown as an engine for science : an essay on the definite and the indefinite, Hans J. Pirner
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https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-18509-5
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Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Evidence for the Indefinite -- Approaching the Definite -- Establishing the Definite from the Indefinite.- The Unknown as an Engine of Science: Summary
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 146 pages).
File format
unknown
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online
Isbn
9783319185095
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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SpringerLink
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10.1007/978-3-319-18509-5
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not applicable
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)910513141
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