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Causation in Science

Causation in Science

Yemima Ben-Menahem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174938
eISBN:
9781400889297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174938.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the role of causal constraints in science, shifting our attention from causal relations between individual events—the focus of most philosophical treatments of causation—to a broad ... More

From Dust to LifeThe Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System

From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System

John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175706
eISBN:
9781400885565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175706.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. This book tells the remarkable story of how the celestial ... More

The Great Formal Machinery WorksTheories of Deduction and Computation at the Origins of the Digital Age

The Great Formal Machinery Works: Theories of Deduction and Computation at the Origins of the Digital Age

Jan von Plato

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174174
eISBN:
9781400885039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174174.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The information age owes its existence to a little-known but crucial development, the theoretical study of logic and the foundations of mathematics. This book draws on original sources and rare ... More

ScurvyThe Disease of Discovery

Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery

Jonathan Lamb

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691182933
eISBN:
9781400884544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182933.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Scurvy, a disease often associated with long stretches of maritime travel, generated sensations exceeding the standard of what was normal. Eyes dazzled, skin was morbidly sensitive, emotions veered ... More

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