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The Mind and the Eye : A Study of the Biologist's Standpoint - Agnes Arber

The Mind and the Eye

A Study of the Biologist's Standpoint

Paperback

Published: 14th October 1985
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Agnes Arber's international reputation is due in part to her exceptional ability to interpret the German tradition of scholarship for the English-speaking world. The Mind and the Eye is an erudite book, revealing its author's familiarity with philosophy from Plato and Aristotle through Aquinas to Kant and Hegel; but it is not dull, because the quiet enthusiasm of the author shines through. In this book she 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? An important feature of this Cambridge Science Classics reissue is the introduction provided by Professor P. R. Bell, who as a Cambridge botany student at the time that Agnes Arber was writing The Natural Philosopby of Plant Form, is uniquely able to set The Mind and the Eye in the context of contemporary biological research.

Preface to the 1954 edition
Acknowledgements
Introduction by
The Nature of Biological Research: Introduction
The biologist and his problem
The mode of discovery in biology
The logical background of the biologist's problem
The biologist's use of analogy
The biologist and the written word
The Bases of Biological Thinking: Introduction
Biology and truth
The basic assumptions of biology
Biological antitheses
Antitheses and dialectic
The mind and the eye
List of books and memoirs cited
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521313315
ISBN-10: 0521313317
Series: Cambridge Science Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 14th October 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.22