Diamond Dealers and Feather Merchants: Tales from the Sciences

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To paraphrase Saul Bellow, it is extremely difficult to escape from the conceptual bottles into which we have been processed, or even to become aware that we are confined within them. Anthro- pocentrism, an ancient tradition, is an intellectual constraint that has continually impeded objective probing of the universe around and within us. We are probably born with that constriction, perhaps as a result of evolutionary selection or because each of us has been created in the image of the Deity. But it is only the core of our ...

Diamond Dealers and Feather Merchants: Tales from the Sciences 1985, Birkhauser, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780817633035

1986 edition

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