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What is life: The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell by Erwin Schrödinger

By Erwin Schrödinger

Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger's what's existence? is without doubt one of the nice technology classics of the 20th century. A distinct physicist's exploration of the query which lies on the center of biology, it was once written for the layman, yet proved one of many spurs to the beginning of molecular biology and the following discovery of the constitution of DNA. The thinker Karl Popper hailed it as a 'beautiful and critical publication' via 'a nice guy to whom I owe a private debt for plenty of fascinating discussions'. apparently the following including brain and topic, his essay investigating a dating which has eluded and wondered philosophers because the earliest instances. Schrodinger asks what position awareness occupies within the evolution of existence, and what half the country of improvement of the human brain performs in ethical questions. introduced including those classics are Schrödinger's autobiographical sketches, released and translated right here for the 1st time. they provide a desirable fragmentary account of his existence as a heritage to his medical writings, making this quantity a helpful additon to the cabinets of scientist and layman alike.

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Saint Perpetua across the Middle Ages: Mother, Gladiator, by Margaret Cotter-Lynch

By Margaret Cotter-Lynch

This research lines the family tree of Saint Perpetua’s tale with a simple but formerly missed query at its middle: How was once Perpetua remembered and to what makes use of was once that reminiscence placed? the most renowned and honored saints from two hundred CE to the 13th century, the tale of Saint Perpetua was once retold in dramatically assorted types around the ecu heart a long time. Her tale starts within the area at Carthage: a 22-year-old nursing mom named Vibia Perpetua was once performed for being a Christian, forsaking a self-authored account of her time in legal top as much as her martyrdom. by means of turns loving mom, militant gladiator, empathic younger girl, or not possible perfect, Saint Perpetua’s tale finally is helping to track the circulate of texts and the changes of beliefs of Christian womanhood among the 3rd and 13th centuries.

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Poetics of the Body: Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth by C. Cucinella

By C. Cucinella

Poetics of the physique examines representations of the physique within the paintings of 4 vital twentieth-century poets: Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Bishop, Marilyn Chin, and Marilyn Hacker. Drawing on either earlier and current discussions in regards to the position of the physique on the subject of Western philosophy, gender, sexuality, hope, artistic creation, and narrative, this examine finds how the poetic our bodies within the poetry of those ladies negotiate the intersecting ideologies that try and keep an eye on the physique, its features, and its behaviors.  eventually, this dynamic ebook considers what it capacity to own a physique.

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Spinoza and German Idealism by Eckart Förster, Yitzhak Y. Melamed, (eds.)

By Eckart Förster, Yitzhak Y. Melamed, (eds.)

There might be no doubt that with no Spinoza, German Idealism might were simply as most unlikely because it could were with no Kant. but the appropriate nature of Spinoza's impact at the German Idealists has not often been studied intimately. This quantity of essays by way of major students sheds mild on how the appropriation of Spinoza by means of Fichte, Schelling and Hegel grew out of the reception of his philosophy by means of, between others, Lessing, Mendelssohn, Jacobi, Herder, Goethe, Schleiermacher, Maimon and, in fact, Kant. the quantity hence not just illuminates the background of Spinoza's suggestion, but in addition initiates a real philosophical discussion among the tips of Spinoza and people of the German Idealists. the problems at stake - the worth of humanity; the prospect and value of self-negation; the character and cost of cause and mind's eye; human freedom; teleology; intuitive wisdom; the character of God - stay of the top philosophical significance at the present time.

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Reviews in Modern Astronomy: Formation and Evolution of by unknown

By unknown

This twenty first quantity within the sequence comprises 15 invited studies and spotlight contributions offered through the 2008 overseas clinical convention of the German Astronomical Society with regards to "New demanding situations to eu Astronomy", held in Vienna, Austria.

The papers talk about quite a lot of scorching themes, together with cosmology, high-energy astrophysics, astroparticle physics gravitational waves, extragalactic and stellar astronomy -- jointly representing the roadmap for contemporary astrophysical research.Content:

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