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The Mind and the Eye: A Study of the Biologist's Standpoint (Cambridge Science Classics) Paperback – 15 Aug 1985


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  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; New Ed edition (15 Aug. 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521313317
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521313315
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,505,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In this book Arber turns from the work of a specialist in one science to those wider questions which any scientist must ask at intervals. What, in short, is the relationship between the eye that sees and the mind that weighs and pronounces?

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Frank Bierbrauer on 23 July 2011
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Agnes Arber the well known botanist of the 1st half of the 20th Century has written a solidly researched booklet on her thoughts of the biologist's viewpoint regarding science. The book is small but very true to her highly critical analysis of the current scientific approach to the study of the natural world. Here is one scientist not afraid to question standard dogma. To some degree, at least, her opinions have been influenced by reading Goethe and especially his botanical studies, even though she refers to him a few times he is not referenced, perhaps on purpose given the fact that his work was and still is thought of as that of an amateur or dilettant. Arber considers the world of both the physical sciences and the way this differs from the biological standpoint which, having had a very different history, is not as mechanically influenced as say physics.
Although the book starts somewhat slowy towards the end when Arber is voicing her deepest thoughts on the subject one can't wait for the philosophical gems which are just around the courner. In no way is this book a flight of fancy, it is rigorously thought out with copious references such as Hegel, Bosanquet, Plato, Heraclitus, Aristotle, Aquinas, Spinoza and numerous biological references not so well known. Not a book to be ignored as much of the curent popular science can be.

Deeply thought out analysis of modern science
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Deeply thought out analysis of modern science. 8 Aug. 2001
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Agnes Arber the well known botanist of the 1st half of the 20th Century has written a solidly researched booklet on her thoughts of the biologist's viewpoint regarding science. The book is small but very true to her highly critical analysis of the current scientific approach to the study of the natural world. Here is one scientist not afraid to question standard dogma. To some degree, at least, her opinions have been influenced by reading Goethe and especially his botanical studies, even though she refers to him a few times he is not referenced, perhaps on purpose given the fact that his work was and still is thought of as that of an amateur or dilettant. Arber considers the world of both the physical sciences and the way this differs from the biological standpoint which, having had a very different history, is not as mechanically influenced as say physics.
Although the book starts somewhat slowy towards the end when Arber is voicing her deepest thoughts on the subject one can't wait for the philosophical gems which are just around the courner. In no way is this book a flight of fancy, it is rigorously thought out with copious references such as Hegel, Bosanquet, Plato, Heraclitus, Aristotle, Aquinas, Spinoza and numerous biological references not so well known. Not a book to be ignored as much of the curent popular science can be.
Deeply thought out analysis of modern science.
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