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The Science Before Science: A Guide to Thinking in the 21st Century
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This book is written for the basic reader--it can be followed by anyone with a high school education. Yet this book leads itself to multiple readings to deepen one's understanding of good philosophy. The myth about the backward ancients is nicely refuted and at the same time modern science is affirmed. This is a needed treatise on this integration. This author draws upon Gilson, Maritain, Aquinas, Aristotle, Adler--realist philosophers who have broad perspectives. It is refreshing to learn how to refute skepticism and idealism and get to the Real. This perspective is the misssing element in science and it is good to find a way to eliminate the supposed war between science and philosophy. This is a must read for all scientists who deep down want the truth in all its deep manifestations.
Dr. Rizzi is not only a brilliant phyisicist, but also an outstanding philosopher. His book gives us the philosophical tools which help us answer these questions, tools which help us to see clearly that we can know truth, objectively. He dispells the myth relativism as it appears in all fields of science, from morality and ethics to physics.
I would also add that his book is written in such a way that it is very accessible to general audiences. I recommend it highly.
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THE definitive work on how Science actually originated, the various personalities involved, the controversies, and cogent discussion on True Science, vs. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Richard Phelps
A tough read for me. I found it hard to follow at times. Very deep philosophical reading (at least for my scientific mind).Published 8 months ago by Mark A. Capuano
Highly recommended by very well qualified instructor of Physics!Published 10 months ago by Mary P. Yost
Not being a scientist or a physics major, I found this book to be tough going most of the time. The terms, science and ideas in it took some time to grapple with before I was able... Read morePublished 12 months ago by TreeBoyMadness
There is such a great tendency in our culture to simplify day-to-day existence by way of the tropes of science, that I am not drawn to critiquing too heavily an effort that seeks... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Peter P. Fuchs
Dr. Ben Carson recommended this book---
it is slow reading for me, but worth the dig!