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The Mind and the Eye
A Study of the Biologist's Standpoint

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Part of Cambridge Science Classics

  • Date Published: September 1985
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521313315

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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.

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    • Date Published: September 1985
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521313315
    • length: 168 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.22kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the 1954 edition
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction by P. R. Bell
    Part I. The Nature of Biological Research: Introduction
    1. The biologist and his problem
    2. The mode of discovery in biology
    3. The logical background of the biologist's problem
    4. The biologist's use of analogy
    5. The biologist and the written word
    Part II. The Bases of Biological Thinking: Introduction
    6. Biology and truth
    7. The basic assumptions of biology
    8. Biological antitheses
    9. Antitheses and dialectic
    10. The mind and the eye
    List of books and memoirs cited
    Index.

  • Authors

    Agnes Arber

    P. R. Bell

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