What Is Life?: The Intellectual Pertinence of Erwin Schrödinger (Hardcover)

What Is Life?: The Intellectual Pertinence of Erwin Schrödinger By Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Robert Pogue Harrison, Robert B. Laughlin Cover Image

What Is Life?: The Intellectual Pertinence of Erwin Schrödinger (Hardcover)


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In this volume, four leading American scientists and humanists unfold the controversial potential of Schr dinger's thought.

Product Details ISBN: 9780804769150
ISBN-10: 080476915X
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: February 28th, 2011
Pages: 160
Language: English

"In this most recent reexamination of Schrodinger's seminal work, Stanford University professors (two of literate, a pathologist, and a physicist) give the reader new and important insights into the thought of the man who helped shape a great deal of the 20th century. A must have for any student of science and philosophy. Extensive notes and references give added value to this work. . . Highly recommended."—C. G. Wood, Choice

"An imaginative and highly interdisciplinary invitation to rethink the work of Erwin Schrödinger, one of the most remarkable scientist-philosophers of the last two hundred years. Each author brings a different perspective—two from the humanities, two from the sciences. And the whole turns out to be even more than the sum of its parts, thanks to its well-defined focus on Schrödinger's thought."—Peter Galison, Harvard University

"This volume expands our understanding of the astonishingly broad application of Erwin Schrödinger's thought to contemporary science and philosophy, and it does so in a stimulating, original, and thoroughly engrossing way. It is both a compelling read and a treasure house of insights on the enduring relevance of Schrödinger's singular scientific genius."—Gregory Maertz, St. John's University

"For those who have read Schrödinger's lectures, I recommend this book as a sophisticated discussion of the issues he raises."—David Lorimer, Network Review