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The Elusive Synthesis: Aesthetics and Science

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This collection of essays ranges from phenomenological descriptions of the beautiful in science to analytical explorations of the philosophical conjunction of the aesthetic and the scientific. The book is organised around two central tenets. The first is that scientific experience is laden with an emotive content of the beautiful, which is manifest in the conceptualisation of raw data, both in the particulars of presenting and experiencing the phenomenon under investigation, and in the broader theoretical formulation that binds the facts into unitary wholes. The second major theme acknowledges that there may be deeply shared philosophical foundations underlying science and aesthetics, but in the twentieth century such commonality has become increasingly difficult to discern. The problem accounts in large measure for the recurrent debate on how to link Science and Beauty, and the latent tension inherent in the effort to tentatively explore what is oftentimes only their intuited synthesis.

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Author(s):
Alfred I. Tauber
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0792347633
ISBN-13:
9780792347637
Number of pages:
319
Publisher:
Kulwer Academic
Title:
The Elusive Synthesis: Aesthetics and Science

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This collection of essays ranges from phenomenological descriptions of the beautiful in science to analytical explorations of the philosophical conjunction of the aesthetic and the scientific. The book is organised around two central tenets. The first is that scientific experience is laden with an emotive content of the beautiful, which is manifest in the conceptualisation of raw data, both in the particulars of presenting and experiencing the phenomenon under investigation, and in the broader theoretical formulation that binds the facts into unitary wholes. The second major theme acknowledges that there may be deeply shared philosophical foundations underlying science and aesthetics, but in the twentieth century such commonality has become increasingly difficult to discern. The problem accounts in large measure for the recurrent debate on how to link Science and Beauty, and the latent tension inherent in the effort to tentatively explore what is oftentimes only their intuited synthesis.

Author(s):
Alfred I. Tauber
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0792347633
ISBN-13:
9780792347637
Number of pages:
319
Publisher:
Kulwer Academic
Title:
The Elusive Synthesis: Aesthetics and Science

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