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The Foundations of Science; Science and Hypothesis, the Value of Science, Science and Method (Paperback) Loot Price: R556
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The Foundations of Science; Science and Hypothesis, the Value of Science, Science and Method (Paperback): Henri Poincar
The Foundations of Science; Science and Hypothesis, the Value of Science, Science and Method (Paperback): Henri Poincar

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The Foundations of Science; Science and Hypothesis, the Value of Science, Science and Method (Paperback)

Henri Poincar

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 Excerpt: ...led to attribute to space more than three dimensions; to imagine, for instance, that the sensation of accommodation might not be constantly in accord with the sensation of convergence of the eyes; or indeed that the experiences of which we have spoken in 2, and of which we express the result by saying ' that touch does not operate at a distance, ' might have led us to an inverse conclusion. And then yes evidently that is possible; from the moment one imagines an experience, one imagines just there by the two contrary results it may give. That is possible, but that is difficult, because we have to overcome a multitude of associations of ideas, which are the fruit of a long personal experience and of the still longer experience of the race. Is it these associations (or at least those of them that we have inherited from our ancestors), which constitute this a priori form of which it is said that we have pure intuition? Then I do not see why one should declare it refractory to analysis and should deny me the right of investigating its origin. When it is said that our sensations are 'extended' only one thing can be meant, that is that they are always associated with the idea of certain muscular sensations, corresponding to the movements which enable us to reach the object which causes them, which enable us, in other words, to defend ourselves against it. And it is just because this association is useful for the defense of the organism, that it is so old in the history of the species and that it seems to us indestructible. Nevertheless, it is only an association and we can conceive that it may be broken; so that we may not say that sensation can not enter consciousness without entering in space, but that in fact it does not enter consciousness without enter...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Henri Poincar
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 188
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-16766-3
Barcode: 9781231167663
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-231-16766-1

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