The Short History of Science ? Or the Long Path to the Union of Metaphysics and Empiricism

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The Short History of Science ? Or the Long Path to the Union of Metaphysics and Empiricism
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Author Tuomo Suntola
Published 2012
Publisher Physics Foundations Society
Pages 292
ISBN 978-9526723662

?The Short History of Science ? or the long path to the union of metaphysics and empiricism? offers a guided tour of the path of development of natural sciences from antique philosophical concepts to the precise empirical theories in modern physics and cosmology, and their relation to a scientific picture of physical reality. Arising out of the author?s deep-probing work on the Dynamic Universe theory, the book discusses the possibility of uniting present theories by restructuring the empirically driven solutions at a deeper metaphysical level. In addition to a study of the development path itself, the book presents a biographical gallery of more than a hundred scientists who contributed majorly to scientific development as well as a long list of references with links to original texts by the pioneers. The book is not only a source of information ? but also challenges the reader to consider for himself this scientific evolution, the basis of prevailing theories and the picture of reality.

?The Short History of Science ? or the long path to the union of metaphysics and empiricism? provides a tool and a source of inspiration for both teachers and students of natural sciences as well as for individuals willing to deepen their understanding of the universe we live in.

Back cover comments:

Dr. Suntola?s ?The Short History of Science? shows fascinating competence in its constructively critical in-depth exploration of the long path that the pioneers of metaphysics and empirical science have followed in building up our present understanding of physical reality. The book is made unique by the author?s perspective. He reflects the historical path to his Dynamic Universe theory that opens an unparalleled perspective to a deeper understanding of the harmony in nature ? to click the pieces of the puzzle into their places. The book opens a unique possibility for the reader to make his own evaluation of the postulates behind our present understanding of reality.

- Tarja Kallio-Tamminen, PhD, theoretical philosophy, MSc, high energy physics

The book gives an exceptionally interesting perspective on the history of science and the development paths that have led to our scientific picture of physical reality. As a philosophical question, the reader may conclude how much the development has been directed by coincidences, and whether the picture of reality would have been different if another path had been chosen.

- Heikki Sipil?, PhD, nuclear physics

Would other routes have been chosen, if all modern experiments had been available to the early scientists? This is an excellent book for a guided scientific tour challenging the reader to an in-depth consideration of the choices made.

- Ari Lehto, PhD, physics

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