Science
  • Henri Atlan

    Tutto non può essere

    pages: 243
    format: 16 x 22,5 cm
    date of publication: February 1995
    binding: paperback
    language: Italian
    isbn 9788877570505



    €18,08

    Scientific effectiveness has imposed the critical search for truth as the ultimate criterion in education, with the hope of a harmonious encounter between truth, individual freedom and social justice. But the subtlety of the ethical and social problems posed by science and technology without providing the means to resolve them makes the Socratic ideal explode. It is the revenge of Protagoras and opinion, of the poetic and the rhetorical. Hopefulmonster has published in Italian the two essays by the same author: Tra il cristallo e il fumo, 1987 and A torto e a ragione. Intercritica tra scienza e mito, 1989.
  • Jacques Hadamard

    La psicologia dell'invenzione in matematica

    pages: 173
    format: 12 x 18 cm
    date of publication: May 1993
    binding: paperback
    language: Italian
    isbn 8877570423



    €10,33

    This essay, long a classic and only now translated into Italian, constitutes an essential reference for the problem of scientific creativity. The result of the reflections of one of the greatest mathematical minds of the twentieth century, it is nourished by a constant direct and indirect dialogue with some of the greatest thinkers, scientists and artists: Poincaré, Einstein, Bergson, Valéry, James, Elmholtz, Bernard, Polya, Galton, de Broglie and others. Jacques Hadamard (1865 - 1963), the initiator of modern functional analysis, made fundamental contributions to numerous fields of mathematics.
  • Henri Atlan

    A torto e a ragione. Intercritica tra scienza e mito

    pages: 281
    format: 19 x 28 cm
    date of publication: March 1989
    binding: paperback
    language: Italian
    isbn 88877570121



    €20,66

    “The aim of this work is to show that there are different rationalities, different ways of being ‘right’, all of them legitimate though different, in the manner in which they account for the data of our senses”. This is how the author introduces his dissertation on the territories of reason, the subject of this volume. Henri Atlan, a doctor and biologist born in Algeria in 1931, currently teaches at the Universities of Paris and Jerusalem. He is the author of numerous studies on cell biology, biophysics and artificial intelligence. His formal theory of self-organisation has inspired fruitful intellectual explorations in various disciplines. In Italy he is known for his essay Tra il cristallo e il fumo, published by hopefulmonster in 1987.
  • Bernard D'Espagnat

    Un atomo di saggezza. Note in un fisico sul reale velato

    translation by Fortunato Lepore
    pages: 144
    format: 16 x 22,5 cm
    date of publication: November 1987
    binding: paperback
    language: Italian
    isbn 98877570075



    €12,91

    “With rationality we must imperatively go as far as it can take us. Since it does not lead us to the ultimate goal, that is, to know what is real, we must then rely on less certain guides.” A fundamental text by Bernard d’Espagnat, physicist, philosopher and director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Paris-Orsay. In an authentic and direct way, d’Espagnat investigates and verifies the very foundations of physics and the relationship between it and the philosophy of knowledge.
  • Henri Atlan

    Tra il cristallo e il fumo. Saggio sull'organizzazione del vivente

    translation by Roberta Coltellacci and Renato Corona
    pages: 348
    format: 16 x 22,5 cm
    date of publication: February 1987
    binding: paperback
    language: Italian
    isbn 98877570024



    €18,59

    An important essay by the well-known French biophysicist and philosopher of Algerian origin, this volume offers a meditation on the living that goes beyond biology to cross the sciences of nature, the sciences of man, the experience of Jewish thought, life and death, towards a new knowledge of the world that has to choose: ethics or biology?