Saturday, June 20, 2009

Numbers Decide and Other Essays (contents)

Numbers Decide and Other Essays
by Stanley L. Jaki
2003 (Pinckney, MI: Real View Books) viii+267 pp.

  1. "Numbers Decide or Planck's Constant and Some Constants of Philosophy"
    Invited paper, presented at the Academic Session of the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, April 11, 2000. First published in J. Gonzalo (ed.), Planck's Constant. 1900-2000 (Madrid: UAM Ediciones, 2000), pp. 108-134. Reprinted with permission.

  2. "The Power and Poverty of Science"
    First published in Asbury Theological Journal. 56 (Fall 2001), pp. 49-66. Reprinted with permission.

  3. "Non-Darwinian Darwinism"
    Invited paper read at the International Congress on Evolution, April 23-24, 2002. Roma, to be published in L'evoluzione: Crocevia di scienza, filosofia e teologia (Rome: Studium, 2003). Reprinted with permission.

  4. "Pluralism in Education and Education in Pluralism"
    First published in Journal of Education, 180 Nr. 3 (1998), pp. 67-94. Reprinted with permission.

  5. "The science of education and education in science"
    Paper read at the Workshop of the Pontifical Academy of Science, November 19-21, 2001. First pubished in its Scripta Varia Nr. 104, Vatican City, 2002, pp. 56-72. Reprinted with permission.

  6. "Myopia about Islam, with an Eye on Chesterbelloc"
    First published in The Chesterton Review 28 (2002), pp. 485-502. Reprinted with permission.

  7. "Islam, Science, and Christianity as Seen by a Muslim Physicist"
    A shorter version of this essay, presented as a lecture in the Department of Philosophy of the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome on April 24, 2002, was published in Italian translation, "Islam, Scienza e Cristianesimo" (tr. B. Scolart), in Nuntium, Nr. 18 (November 2002), pp. 123-32.

  8. "The Origin of the Earth-Moon System and the Rise of Scientific Intelligence"
    First published in Commentarii (Pontifical Academy of Science), vol. IV, Nr. 3. Plenary Session on the Origin and Early Evolution of Life, 22-26 October 1996. Part I (Vatican City State), pp. 321-31.

  9. "Cloning and Arguing"
    First published in Linacre Quarterly, 65/1 (February 1998), pp. 5-18.

  10. "Cosmology in Science and Theology: Some Perennial Differences"
    Paper presented at the University of Helsinki and published in Infinity, Causality and Determinism: Cosmological Enterprises and Their Preconditions, ed. E. Martikainen (Munich: Peter Lang, 2002), pp. 193-203. Reprinted with permission.

  11. "The Relevance of Materials Science"
    Invited paper read at the Tenth World Congress on Ferroelectricity, Madrid, Sept. 6, 2001. Reprinted with permission from Ferroelectrics, 207 (2002), pp. 77-89.

  12. "Quantities and Everything Else"
    English version of the paper, "Mennyiségek és minden más," read at the "Cognitive Seminar" held at the Hungarian Academy of Science, April 18, 2001. Reprinted with permission from the Seminar's Proceedings, Agy és Tudat ((Brain and Consciousness)) Budapest: BIP, 2002, pp. 95-101.

  13. "From World Views to Science and Back"
    Paper presented at the Plenary Meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Science, held on "The Cultural Values of Science," November 8-11, 2002, to be published in its Proceedings (Vatican City, 2003). Reprinted with permission.

  14. "Giordano Bruno's Place in Science"
    An invited paper read at the Giordano Bruno Conference at the Università di Roma, on February 17, 2000, the four hundredth anniversary of Bruno's death on the stake.

  15. "A Thousand Years from Now"
    First published in Modern Age (Winter 2001), pp. 6- 15.

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