Paradigms Lost: Images of Man in the Mirror of Science. John L. Casti, Author, J. L. Casti, Author William Morrow & Company $ (p) ISBN. Paradigms Lost has ratings and 11 reviews. In a masterful “trial by reason,” author John L. Casti presents all sides of the most important and vital scientific. John L. Casti (born ) is an author, mathematician, and entrepreneur. These include Paradigms Lost: Images of Man in the Mirror of Science (Morrow, NY.

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Casti presents all sides of the most important and vital scientific debates raging in the world today — scrutinizing six perplexing “great questions” in the most engaging, astonishing and accessible amalgam of science pagadigms literature since “A Brief History of Time.

These include Paradigms Lost: About the author John L. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Meir Dick rated it it was amazing Apr 26, I registered a book at BookCrossing. It’s basically one ite I can’t understand why this book is out of print – I assume that it is as I had to order a used copy. Oct 14, Jamie Carranza rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A mind-stretcher, but not inaccessible. In a masterful “trial by reason,” author John L.

Paradigms Lost explores the philosophy and practice of science through a series of ever-more-difficult sample cases taken from real, contemporary scientific disciplines.

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Tony rated it liked it May 10, But by the last cases, you’re not so sure if there is any real difference between science and unsupported speculation. It will save time if I start with the list of things I didn’t like about this book, as it turned out to be a short list. In this direction, his book, Mood Matters: I am familiar with his political rhetoric but had only passingly heard of his ideas of an innate grammar until now.

An outstanding presentation of a number of the key scientific issues of our time. Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external linksand by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view. Open Preview See a Problem? It is a beautifully-written tour of how science has found our place in the world. Just a moment while we sign cssti in to your Goodreads account.

To view it, click here. Archived from the original on His premise of setting up each chapter topic as a court case with prosecution, defense, and Casti being judge at the end is “cute”, but less than thrilling. Peter Jacobsson rated it it was amazing Jul 19, Mathematical Models of Nature and Man Wiley, was awarded a prize by the Association of American Publishers in a competition among all scholarly books published in mathematics and the natural sciences.

Ray Gates rated it really liked it Sep 05, Views Read Edit View history. I realize it’s a little old at this point, but I think it’s still one of the best books I’ve read on the subject of scientific frontiers.

Personalities become involved, and frequently toes are trodden on in other disciplines – which compu Originally published on my blog here in August Casti explains the issues involved and the arguments used for and against the main points of view reasonably clearly the most difficult sections being some of the quantum mechanical descriptions for the non-scientist. I have not read any of these, but some of the books seem very interesting to me.

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Paradigms Lost: Images of Man in the Mirror of Science

Since earlyDr. Personalities become involved, and frequently toes are trodden on in other disciplines – which computer programmer, for example, would want to be told by a psychologist whether or not his work might ever produce a computer that can be called intelligent?

Casti is a science textbook author and professor.

Pparadigms helps you keep track of books you want to read. The volume on art and complexity sparked off a continuing interest in the interrelationship between complex systems and artistic forms of all types, which is reflected in a set of papers currently in preparation addressing the complexity of scientific theories regarded as artistic forms.

Originally published on my blog here in August If he had actually laid out the arguments a bit more formally and structured how the various parties were introduced better, I think that I would have rated the book a “5”. It appears to be a more weighty and scientifically resonant idea than I ever understood, and Chomsky has in effect shaped paraxigms entire field. Jimbob rated it really liked it Feb 03,