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The Mechanical World


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Author : Beate Krickel
language : en
Publisher: Springer
Release Date : 2019-01-04



The Mechanical World written by Beate Krickel and has been published by Springer this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2019-01-04 with Philosophy categories.


This monograph examines the metaphysical commitments of the new mechanistic philosophy, a way of thinking that has returned to center stage. It challenges a variant of reductionism with regard to higher-level phenomena, which has crystallized as a default position among these so-called New Mechanists. Furthermore, it opposes those philosophers who reject the possibility of interlevel causation. Contemporary philosophers believe that the explanation of scientific phenomena requires the discovery of relevant mechanisms. As a result, new mechanists are, in the main, concerned solely with epistemological questions. But, the author argues, their most central claims rely on metaphysical assumptions. Thus, they must also take into account metaphysics, a system of thought concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world around it. This branch of philosophy does indeed matter to the empirical sciences. The chapters investigate the nature of mechanisms, their components, and the ways in which they can bring about different phenomena. In addition, the author develops a novel account of causation in terms of activities. The analysis provides the basis for many further research projects on mechanisms and their relations to, for example, the mind-body problem, realization, multiple realization, natural kinds, causation, laws of nature, counterfactuals, and scientific levels.

The Mechanical Mind


The Mechanical Mind
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Author : Professor of Philosophy Tim Crane
language : en
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date : 2003



The Mechanical Mind written by Professor of Philosophy Tim Crane and has been published by Psychology Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2003 with Philosophy categories.


A fascinating exploration of the theories and arguments surrounding the notions of thought and representation. Now in its 2nd edition, Cranes's classic text has introduced thousands to some of the most important ideas in philosophy of mind.

The Mechanical World


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language : en
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Release Date : 1980



The Mechanical World written by and has been published by this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1980 with Guinness book of records categories.




The Mechanical World


The Mechanical World
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language : en
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Release Date : 1913



The Mechanical World written by and has been published by this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1913 with Mechanical engineering categories.




Engineering Questions And Answers From The Mechanical World


Engineering Questions And Answers From The Mechanical World
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language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1936



Engineering Questions And Answers From The Mechanical World written by and has been published by this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1936 with Engineering categories.




The Architects Of The Mechanical World View


The Architects Of The Mechanical World View
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language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1999



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Cats Paws And Catapults Mechanical Worlds Of Nature And People


Cats Paws And Catapults Mechanical Worlds Of Nature And People
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Author : Steven Vogel
language : en
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2000-01-17



Cats Paws And Catapults Mechanical Worlds Of Nature And People written by Steven Vogel and has been published by W. W. Norton & Company this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2000-01-17 with Science categories.


"Full of ideas and well-explained principles that will bring new understanding of everyday things to both scientists and non-scientists alike."—R. McNeill Alexander, Nature Nature and humans build their devices with the same earthly materials and use them in the same air and water, pulled by the same gravity. Why, then, do their designs diverge so sharply? Humans, for instance, love right angles, while nature's angles are rarely right and usually rounded. Our technology goes around on wheels—and on rotating pulleys, gears, shafts, and cams—yet in nature only the tiny propellers of bacteria spin as true wheels. Our hinges turn because hard parts slide around each other, whereas nature's hinges (a rabbit's ear, for example) more often swing by bending flexible materials. In this marvelously surprising, witty book, Steven Vogel compares these two mechanical worlds, introduces the reader to his field of biomechanics, and explains how the nexus of physical law, size, and convenience of construction determine the designs of both people and nature. "This elegant comparison of human and biological technology will forever change the way you look at each."—Michael LaBarbera, American Scientist