[✓ The First Scientist: Anaximander and His Legacy || ↠ PDF Read by ☆ Carlo Rovelli]

The First Scientist: Anaximander and His Legacy By Carlo Rovelli,

  • Title: The First Scientist: Anaximander and His Legacy
  • Author: Carlo Rovelli
  • ISBN: 9781594161315
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Marvelous A wonderful book Humana.Mente Rovelli is the dream author to conduct us on this journey Nonfiction At this point in time, when the prestige of science is at a low and even simple issues like climate change are mired in controversy, Carlo Rovelli gives us a necessary reflection on what science is, and where it comes from Rovelli is a deeply origina Marvelous A wonderful book Humana.Mente Rovelli is the dream author to conduct us on this journey Nonfiction At this point in time, when the prestige of science is at a low and even simple issues like climate change are mired in controversy, Carlo Rovelli gives us a necessary reflection on what science is, and where it comes from Rovelli is a deeply original thinker, so it is not surprising that he has novel views on the important questions of the nature and origin of science Lee Smolin, founding member and researcher at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and author of The Trouble with Physics Winner of the Prix du Livre Haute Maurienne de l AstronomieCarlo Rovelli, a leading theoretical physicist, uses the figure of Anaximander as the starting point for an examination of scientific thinking itself its limits, its strengths, its benefits to humankind, and its controversial relationship with religion Anaximander, the sixth century BC Greek philosopher, is often called the first scientist because he was the first to suggest that order in the world was due to natural forces, not supernatural ones He is the first person known to understand that the Earth floats in space to believe that the sun, the moon, and the stars rotate around it seven centuries before Ptolemy to argue that all animals came from the sea and evolved and to posit that universal laws control all change in the world Anaximander taught Pythagoras, who would build on Anaximander s scientific theories by applying mathematical laws to natural phenomena.In the award winning The First Scientist Anaximander and His Legacy, translated here for the first time in English, Rovelli restores Anaximander to his place in the history of science by carefully reconstructing his theories from what is known to us and examining them in their historical and philosophical contexts Rovelli demonstrates that Anaximander s discoveries and theories were decisive influences, putting Western culture on its path toward a scientific revolution Developing this connection, Rovelli redefines science as a continuous redrawing of our conceptual image of the world He concludes that scientific thinking the legacy of Anaximander is only reliable when it constantly tests the limits of our current knowledge.
    The First Scientist Anaximander and His Legacy Marvelous A wonderful book Humana Mente Rovelli is the dream author to conduct us on this journey Nonfiction At this point in time when the prestige of science is at a low and even simple issues like

    One thought on “The First Scientist: Anaximander and His Legacy”

    1. The premise of this short book seemed unpromising a physicist with no formal training in classics or history was apparently claiming that Anaximander, a Greek philosopher about whom almost nothing is known, is the spiritual father of modern science But, in the event, it was much better than I d expected Rovelli is certainly not a historian, but he appears to know Latin and Greek, has read widely, and had enough interesting things to say that he kept me thoroughly entertained I started this after [...]

    2. Si fa sempre pi chiaro che i buoni scienziati riescono a parlare della storia della cultura infinitamente meglio dei cosiddetti umanisti La conoscono fin nei pi reconditi accessi e ne sono dei grandi estimatori Mi vengono in mente per esempio oltre a Carlo Revelli, parlando di italiani viventi, Edoardo Boncinelli e Piergiorgio Odifreddi Attraverso le loro parole si intravvede una sorta di cartone dell affresco rappresentato da noi, dalle nostre culture nella organicit delle loro diverse manifest [...]

    3. Tra tutte le rivoluzioni scientifiche che hanno caratterizzato la storia, il noto fisico teorico ci illumina la figura del filosofo pre socratico Anassimandro, a sua detta il primo vero scienzato Le sue intuizioni cosmologiche e non soprattutto la visione della terra come un masso sferico sospeso nel vuoto e il ciclo dell acqua , per quanto oggi risultino elementari, erano d avanguardia per l epoca e addirittura per il millennio a venire, soprattutto perch non si basavano su convinzioni mistiche [...]

    4. A slim but interesting volume on the history of scientific thinking Rovelli awards Anaximander the laurels of first scientist not because of a body of work, but because he was among the first thinkers to try and understand the world without recourse to gods Rovelli states, Contrary to a common image, scientific thinking is never established it is constantly subversive, visionary, and evolutionary The aspect of science that I seek to illuminate in this book is its critical and rebellious ability [...]

    5. Good history of history of science Anaximander was an original thinker who attributed thunder and rain to natural causes instead of to Zeus Unlike some religions, science is based on physical evidence and its conclusions are always subject to change in view of new discoveries Rovelli states, Anaximander embodies a step in this process of freeing ourselves from ancient forms of thought.

    6. Dopo Sette brevi lezioni di Fisica e L ordine del tempo, anche questo libro merita la mia ammirazione per la capacit di questo intellettuale di riuscire cos bene a divulgare problematiche complesse Non c una semplificazione dei concetti, che rimangono impegnativi, ma l uso della lingua comune declinata su ambiti specifici, ma non settoriali ed esclusivi, a rendere la lettura fluida e comprensibile.Il contenuto riguarda soprattutto la filosofia della scienza, delle sue finalit primarie e dei suoi [...]

    7. I m not really sure what I was expecting when I ordered this book I knew that Anaximander has few surviving writings all of which are either quotes from recent authors or a couple phrases here or there What I got was an interesting exploration of science by a scientist as well as an informed history of Anaximander.I primarily was expecting a good explanation of the history of Anaximander, and Rovelli does a great job of explaining what we know, and also what he thinks are the important scientif [...]

    8. Una breve opera divulgativa di Carlo Rovelli, il fisico autore del best seller Sette brevi lezioni di fisica.Questo libro precedente, del 2012.Si parte da quello che l autore considera il primo scienziato ante litteram, Anassimandro, per allargarsi ad una riflessione pi ampia sul ruolo della scienza e del pensiero critico.Anassimandro uno dei filosofi pre socratici, che spesso scivola anonimo tra le prime lezioni di filosofia al liceo Ma in questo libro e ricordo un simile accenno nei documentar [...]

    9. Carlo Rovelli uno scienziato, un fisico che si occupa di alcuni dei temi pi interessanti e a me cari Avevo gi letto il suo best seller Sette brevi lezioni di fisica, trovato piacevolissimo, bench leggermente sovrastimato Questo libro, invece, mi stato consigliato da ben due colleghi, uno di fisica e uno di filosofia, i quali pensavano giustamente che sarei stata affascinata dal percorso qui disegnato, poich prende le mosse dal filosofo greco Anassimandro.Chiuque abbia studiato filosofia al liceo [...]

    10. In Che cos la scienza la rivoluzione di Anassimandro Carlo Rovelli, fisico teorico divenuto famoso come divulgatore grazie a best sellers come Sette brevi lezioni di fisica e il recente L ordine del tempo , si focalizza sull origine del pensiero scientifico per come lo intendiamo noi oggi e in particolare ci porta a riscoprire un personaggio a lungo, e ingiustamente, sottovalutato Anassimandro Discepolo di Talete, Anassimandro un libero pensatore padre di idee rivoluzionarie e sorprendenti ancor [...]

    11. Dal secolo scorso in particolare la pratica della scienza si accompagna a una cospicua riflessione su cosa la scienza sia, come vada fatta e quale sia la natura della conoscenza che la scienza pu fornire.Rovelli parla di scienza da scienziato impegnato a coniugare la teoria quantistica dei campi con la relativit generale Difende la scienza come la miglior fonte di conoscenza di cui disponiamo, e ci nonostante il sapere fornito dalla scienza sia ad ogni momento temporaneo e in aggiornamento Rovel [...]

    12. Ionian Greece in general and Anaximander in particular discovered and developed the scientific method Rovelli s book traces the evolution of Anaximander s thought to how science is done today and makes it clear that without his brilliance, scientific progress would have been seriously affected It was amazing to me that Anaximander alone investigated natural phenomena without involving the gods or supernatural action He insisted that there was no need for Zeus, etc and that the world could be exp [...]

    13. After having read Curiosity, I have now formulated the hyothesis that scientists who can write for non sciientists are as rare as chickens with teeth I expected a philosophy and history story, or a dry scholarly tome Unfortunately what I got was a philosophy and history dry telling coupled with an energetic monologue on what is wrong with religion and society The latter is at once distasteful and the only saving grace of the book The only thing that shines is when the author lets his scientist e [...]

    14. Splendido sia per chi ama la filosofia greca scoprir l incredibile figura di Anassimandro, che per chi si chiede cosa sia la scienza e si chiede la ragione del diffondersi di tanto antiscientismo.

    15. Excellent book written by a scientist expressing his admiration for a fairly mysterious figure from Ancient Greece The book explores what little is known about Anaximander, and goes into great detail about his theories, models and open mindedness The book contains illustrations of Anaximander s attempt at a world map, and of his attempt at modelling the universe, and gives readers a very good idea of what Anaximander thought and why.Despite the odd minor error e.g suggesting that Anaximander had [...]

    16. Entusiasmante Cos la scienza, come nasce, il suo legame con la democrazia e l alfabeto fonetico La Grecia madre della scienza, dell Europa e dell Occidente inteso come civilt La convivenza di scienza e religione Il trionfo dell incertezza, del dubbio, del confronto, del amaro studiare e correggere i propri maestri Senza toni messianici, affermazioni dogmatiche, verit assolute.Che meraviglia Tutta un altra cosa rispetto ai toni furiosi e rancorosi del pur preparatissimo Onfray nella sua Controsto [...]

    17. I enjoyed reading this book and recommend it The title might mislead a bit in that the book is not an exclusive history of Anaximander It does say and His Legacy But I ve to admit I expected of a biography or history Still, If you are interested in topics that orbit the history of science or if you enjoy reading any of Richard Dawkin s books you will likely find this book illuminating too By looking at culture through the filter of 2700 years, the author is able to segue the reader into conside [...]

    18. I didn t know Anaximander was such a central figure and influence on modern science And Rovelli makes a great job of explaining how the few fragments we have from Anaximander tell us what science is.

    19. What was the birth of science and where might it have started and what culture supported this type of thinking This book establishes a credible amount of information to support it started in Ionia at 6BCE And in the middle of it was Anaximander A great book.

    20. Engrossing historyNot the most flowy prose ever possibly a consequence of translation but a great, interesting read nonetheless Truly an important perspective on the world.

    21. It is hard to overemphasize the importance of this book in the history of science Here is a cogent explanation of why the Greeks were so important to the foundation of science This book turns the whole narrative of what happened to our worldview and the worldview of every civilization that left its mark on our progress of looking at the heavens and the world around us There is simply too much to cover in a small framework like this.No matter your scientific background this is the book where the [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *