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Cubierta del libro
MAT. IMPRESO
Autor Lehoux, Daryn

Título What did the Romans know? : an inquiry into science and worldmaking / Daryn Lehoux

Publicación Chicago : University of Chicago Press, cop. 2012
Ubicación Signatura Tipo de préstamo Estado Notas
 B.Filosofía-Depósito  D13-5875    PRÉSTAMO LARGO  DISPONIBLE
Descripción física XII, 275 p. : il. ; 24 cm
Nota Índices
Bibliografía Bibliografía
Contiene: The web of knowledge -- A Roman world -- Knowing nature in the Roman context -- Overview -- Nature, gods, and governance -- Divinity and divination -- Roman virtues -- Nature and the legitimation of the republic -- A Ciceronian contradiction? -- Knowledge of nature and virtuous action -- Fabulae versus learned observation -- Conclusion -- Law in nature, nature in law -- Laws of nature -- Natural laws -- Human and divine governance -- Is a "law of nature" even possible in antiquity? -- Divinity, redux -- Conclusion -- Epistemology and judicial rhetoric -- Theory-ladenness and observation -- Observations as models -- Observational selectivity -- Examination of witnesses -- The natural authority of morals -- Declamation and certainty -- The embeddedness of seeing -- Doubts about vision -- Mechanisms of seeing in antiquity -- The eyes as organs -- Not every black box is a camera obscura -- Epistemologies of seeing -- The centrality of experience -- The trouble with taxa -- Knowledge claims and context-dependence -- Unproblematic facticity -- Problems with experience -- The lab section of the chapter -- The question of worlds -- Epilogue -- The long reach of ontology -- Kinds of justification for prediction -- Predictability and determinism -- Physical solutions to determinism -- The cascading effect -- Dreams of a final theory -- Explaining the cosmos -- Orbs, souls, laws -- Numbers in nature -- Harmony and empiricism -- Conclusion -- Of miracles and mistaken theories -- History as a problem for realism -- Quantum magnum pi? -- Can we avoid the problems history poses? -- First strategy: we have something they didn't -- Second strategy: the curate's egg -- Other ways out -- Worlds given, worlds made -- What's in a world? -- Kuhn's world -- What good is relativism? -- Coherence -- Truth and meaning -- Realism, coherence, and history.
Materia Civilización romana
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ISBN 9780226471143 (cloth : alkaline paper)
0226471144 (cloth : alkaline paper)