Dividing the world into nature and intellect: a losing battle

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    The cultural unity between nature and intellect seems divided by the different practices in the humanities (ideographic) and the natural sciences (nomothetic). While there can be no disputing the existence of such disciplinary barriers, this article seeks to illustrate and exemplify their common cultural bond by means of the notion of nature and/or the world as a book and the concept of the
    picture. It also seeks to illustrate the usefulness of combining philosophical-epistemological and
    historical natural sciences constructs using the example of Ernst Mach’s thought experiments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEngineering Competencies - Traditions and Innovations
    Editors Solovyev, Alexander
    Place of PublicationMoscow, Russia
    PublisherMoscow Automobile and Road Construction Institute (State Technical University)
    Pages185 - 186
    ISBN (Print)978-5-7962-0093-3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2008

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