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Prof. Dr. Peter Schlobinski ist der Konrad-Duden-Preistrager 2011. Das Worterbuch der Science-Fiction umfasst genrespezifische Worter, geordnet nach den Themenbereichen Zeit und Zeitreisen, Raum und Kosmologie, Raumschiffe/Transportmittel, Waffensysteme, Roboter/Cyborgs/Androiden, Technologien, Virtuelle Welten/Kunstliche Intelligenz, Kulturen, Lebensformen, Kommunikation und Sprache, Kognition/Emotion. Dem Worterbuch liegt eine Textkorpusanalyse zugrunde, so dass neben Worterklarungen in vielen Fallen Belegstellen angefuhrt werden. Das Buch ist nicht nur interessant fur diejenigen, die sich mit Wortbildung und Wortsemantik oder professionell mit Science-Fiction beschaftigen, sondern fur alle Science-Fiction-Leser."
Laudan constructs a fresh approach to a longtime problem for the philosopher of science: how to explain the simultaneous and widespread presence of both agreement and disagreement in science. Laudan critiques the logical empiricists and the post-positivists as he stresses the need for centrality and values and the interdependence of values, methods, and facts as prerequisites to solving the problems of consensus and dissent in science.
Surveying modern developments in science from 1900 to the present day, this fascinating volume explores Einstein's new physics, the Manhattan Project, eugenics, biotechnology, the Human Genome Project and much more.
Presents a history of the struggle of women to work in the field of science, detailing the discrimination and male dominance they had to overcome, the contributions they have made, and the present-day improvements in their status.
'It has been said by its opponents that science divorces itself from literature; but the statement, like so many others, arises from lack of knowledge.' John Tyndall, 1874 Although we are used to thinking of science and the humanities as separate disciplines, in the nineteenth century that division was not recognized. As the scientist John Tyndall pointed out, not only were science and literature both striving to better 'man's estate', they shared a common language and cultural heritage. The same subjects occupied the writing of scientists and novelists: the quest for 'origins', the nature of the relation between society and the individual, and what it meant to be human. This anthology bring...