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unforgettable teacher but a little book that appeared in 1944, What Is Life? , by the Austrian-born father of wave mechanics, Erwin Schrödinger. ∵ Thus begins the second chapter of DNA. The Secret of Life (2003), in which James Watson (b. 1928) narrates the events that led him—along with Francis Crick (1916

In: Brill's Companion to the Philosophy of Biology
Author: Sanja Ivic

field of praxis, and the refiguration of the reader’s temporal experience of time constructed by narratives (Ibid.). According to Ricœur, the task of hermeneutics is to follow a structural activity. It begins in life, is invested in the text, and then returned to life by the individual reading or public

In: Paul Ricoeur’s Idea of Reference
Author: Markus Locker

petitio principii , whether motivated by religious, political, or economic concerns. A world stripped of paradoxes is one ruled by material concerns without an underlying spiritual complement. Its today has no tomorrow, and allows for only one conclusion reminiscent of unabashed Epicureanism: “Let us eat

In: The Power of Paradox: Impossible Conversations
Author: Rod Giblett

4 and 5 suggest that the early Giblett pioneers as yeoman farmers were motivated by two contending desires, one to clear a viable farm in the forest on soils that would sustain it and them (as discussed in the previous chapter), and the other to create a pleasing prospect to protect them from the

In: Forest Family
Author: Robin Ryan

2006, Catalogue ). As Rod Giblett and Hugh Webb in their chapter “Living Water or Useless Swamps?” point out, the Indigenous landscape is not a mere “object” for representation; in fact “lands are the sites—in some cases the meanings —of very important cultural stories” (Giblett and Webb 1996, 5

In: Forest Family

through which Collingwood became a dialectical thinker for the rest of his life. It must have been before his address on Ruskin’s Philosophy in 1919, because one cannot support Hegelism without thinking dialectically. Most probably Collingwood’s close acquaintance with the Italian idealists B. Croce, G

In: History as a Science
Author: John C. Ryan

technique, or because the creator is a well-known historical figure—or an important living persona—in Australian art, literature, conservation, or ecology. The survey of karri art will be organized according to the following historical divisions: Colonial Era (1829–1901), Early Twentieth Century (1901

In: Forest Family
Author: Nandi Chinna

just can’t imagine how the rest of the world can behave as it does. Ron Meldrum, former forester (qtd. in Bunbury 1983) You feel that it’s a living thing that has gone. You felt something was dying every time you saw a tree fall. Kathleen Ffoulkes, timber town resident (qtd. in Bunbury 1983

In: Forest Family
Author: John D. Norton

pretend that it captures the passionate energy of its author, a barely 37-year old Einstein at the moment of his greatest scientific creativity. Either way, it is an extraordinary idea. Our best theory of gravity and Einstein’s greatest contribution to modern physics is motivated in part by the need to

In: Idealist Alternatives to Materialist Philosophies of Science
Author: John D. Norton

equations generally covariant, this body of mathematics admitted remarkably few possibilities for the implementation of his theory. That fact is routinely used today in motivating Einstein’s theory. Hence it can come as a surprise to modern readers to learn that Einstein considered and rejected general

In: Idealist Alternatives to Materialist Philosophies of Science