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  1. Plato's Charmides: An Interpretative Commentary.Voula Tsouna - 2022 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Charmides is a difficult and enigmatic dialogue traditionally considered one of Plato's Socratic dialogues. This book provides a close text commentary on the dialogue which tracks particular motifs throughout. These notably include the characterization of Critias, Charmides, and Socrates; the historical context and subtext, literary features such as irony and foreshadowing; the philosophical context and especially how the dialogue looks back to more traditional Socratic dialogues and forward to dialogues traditionally placed in Plato's middle and late period; and most (...)
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  2. 'Law and Justice Among the Socratics: Contexts for Plato's Republic'.Phillip Sidney Horky - 2021 - Polis 38 (3):399-419.
    At the beginning of Republic 2 (358e–359b), Plato has Glaucon ascribe a social contract theory to Thrasymachus and ‘countless others’. This paper takes Glaucon’s description to refer both within the text to Thrasymachus’ views, and outside the text to a series of works, most of which have been lost, On Justice or On Law. It examines what is likely to be the earliest surviving work that presents a philosophical defence of law and justice against those who would prefer their opposites, (...)
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  3. “The Sleeping Beauty of the Brain”: Memory, MIT, Montreal, and the Origins of Neuroscience.Yvan Prkachin - 2021 - Isis 112 (1):22-44.
  4. Some Epistemological and Methodological Problems of Holistic Biological Modeling, Biosimilarity Identification and Complex Interpretation of the Origin of Life.Oleg V. Gradov - 2019 - European Journal of Philosophical Research 6 (1):22-39.
    This article considers the novel approach for epistemological interpretation of biomimetics or bionics and biosimilarity in different abiogenetic works with the terminological correction for elimination of the reifications (concretisms, hypostatizations), simplified metaphors and the results of metonymy. In the last part of this article one can see the analysis of the mistakes and problems of complex abiogenetic or supramolecular evolution projects within the aspects of the Conway law and the social organization of science and publishing sphere in subjective postmodern capitalistic (...)
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  5. Brain/Mind — WHY THINKING WORKS.Desmond Sander - 2016 - Melbourne: Aenesidemus Press.
    This short eBook introduces STRICT EMPIRICISM, an alternative to analytic philosophy, and MINDFUL PHYSICS, the alternative to modern physics that it licenses. Mindful physics illuminates what happens and what is made to happen. If you think that an adequate understanding of consciousness, language, laws, quantum mechanics, time and life will require a new understanding of thinking, then brain/mind is for you.
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  6. Quantum Information Biology: From Information Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics to Applications in Molecular Biology and Cognitive Psychology.Masanari Asano, Irina Basieva, Andrei Khrennikov, Masanori Ohya, Yoshiharu Tanaka & Ichiro Yamato - 2015 - Foundations of Physics 45 (10):1362-1378.
    We discuss foundational issues of quantum information biology —one of the most successful applications of the quantum formalism outside of physics. QIB provides a multi-scale model of information processing in bio-systems: from proteins and cells to cognitive and social systems. This theory has to be sharply distinguished from “traditional quantum biophysics”. The latter is about quantum bio-physical processes, e.g., in cells or brains. QIB models the dynamics of information states of bio-systems. We argue that the information interpretation of quantum mechanics (...)
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  7. Biophysics: Searching for Principles.William Bialek - 2012 - Princeton University Press.
    Here, William Bialek provides the first graduate-level introduction to biophysics aimed at physics students.
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  8. New Philosophy Theories in Physics and Biomedicine =.Wanyuan Li - 2011 - Zhongguo Chuan Mei da Xue Chu Ban She.
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  9. THE PHYSICOCHEMICAL NATURE OF THOUGHTS AND IDEAS: AN ANCIENT INDIAN INSIGHT.Varanasi Ramabrahmam - 2009 - In Proceedings of the Third Vedic Science Conferenceon Chemical Sciences and Technology in Ancient Indiaheld at Bangalore on 23rd, 24th&25th, January, 2009 by National Institute of Vedic Sciences, Bangalore.
    The concept developed in relation to Atman as infrasonic bio-mechanical oscillatorwill be used to delineate the physicochemical nature of thoughts and ideas. The insight available in the Upanishads, the Brahma Sutras, the Vishnu Sahasranaama and LalitaSahasranaama will be used to further and advance the understanding of mechanical, biochemical and electro-chemical nature of human thoughts and ideas. The conceptual clarity about these mental processes will be presented. A pictorial diagram of nature and forms of energy transformations involved in thought processes and (...)
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  10. The Influence of Niels Bohr on Max Delbrück: Revisiting the Hopes Inspired by “Light and Life”.Daniel J. McKaughan - 2005 - Isis 96 (4):507-529.
    The impact of Niels Bohr’s 1932 “Light and Life” lecture on Max Delbrück’s lifelong search for a form of “complementarity” in biology is well documented and much discussed, but the precise nature of that influence remains subject to misunderstanding. The standard reading, which sees Delbrück’s transition from physics into biology as inspired by the hope that investigation of biological phenomena might lead to a breakthrough discovery of new laws of physics, is colored much more by Erwin Schrödinger’s What Is Life? (...)
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  11. Adriano Buzzati-Traverso and the Foundation of the International Laboratory of Genetics and Biophysics in Naples (1962-1969). [REVIEW]M. Capocci & G. Corbellini - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 33 (3):489-513.
    Despite a long tradition of research in applied genetics, particularly in agricultural research, in Italy the transition to the new knowledges and techniques of molecular biology was long and difficult. Political and financial constraints made academic institutions very slow to grasp the importance of molecular approaches to biology and medicine. In fact, the main studies concerning problems of molecular biology took place inside non-academic institutions. We reconstruct the complex paths leading to the birth of the International Laboratory of Genetics and (...)
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  12. Ultimate Biophysics: Investing in the Study of the Biofield.Savely Savva - 2001 - World Futures 57 (1):1-19.
    The contemporary physical description of the universe reflects the inanimate world only. Broadening this description by including life may limit the application of well?established physical laws and may find new forces of the universe governing living organizations. This may also require adoption of some new assumptions and methodological principles, such as a broader principle of uncertainty, and recognition of the fact that humans? ability to manifest biofield communication is distributed very unevenly in the population. Based on available body of scientific (...)
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  13. Two Compartmental Models of EEG Coherence and MRI Biophysics.R. W. Thatcher, J. F. Gomez-Molina, C. Biver, D. North, R. Curtin & R. W. Walker - 2000 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (3):412-412.
    Studies have shown that as MRI T2 relaxation time lengthens there is a shift toward more unbound or “free-water” and less partitioning of the protein/lipid molecules per unit volume. A shift toward less water partitioning or lengthened MRI T2 relaxation time is linearly related to reduced high frequency EEG amplitude, reduced short distance EEG coherence, increased long distance EEG coherence, and reduced cognitive functioning (Thatcher et al. 1998a; 1998b).
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  14. Cellular Biophysics: Transport.Thomas Fischer Weiss - 1996 - Bradford.
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  15. Historical Aspects of the Origin of Diffusion Theory in 19th-Century Mechanistic Materialism.Denys N. Wheatley & Paul S. Agutter - 1996 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 40 (1):139-156.
  16. Molecules, Cells, and Life: An Annotated Bibliography of Manuscript Sources on Physiology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics, 1900-1960, in the Library of the American Philosophical Society by Lily E. Kay. [REVIEW]Stephen Wagner - 1991 - Isis 82:613-613.
  17. From Physics to Biophysics. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 1989 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 11 (2):305 - 309.
  18. Introduction to the Exact Science of Theoretical Embryogenesis.Christopher Roy Illert - 1983 - Illert-Verlag.
  19. Ultrasonic Biophysics by Floyd Dunn and William D. O'Brien, Jr.Raymond M. Fish - 1977 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 20 (3):462-463.
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  20. Selection Rules, Causality, and Unitarity in Statistical and Quantum Physics.A. Kyrala - 1974 - Foundations of Physics 4 (1):31-51.
    The integrodifferential equations satisfied by the statistical frequency functions for physical systems undergoing stochastic transitions are derived by application of a causality principle and selection rules to the Markov chain equations. The result equations can be viewed as generalizations of the diffusion equation, but, unlike the latter, they have a direct bearing onactive transport problems in biophysics andcondensation aggregation problems of astrophysics and phase transition theory. Simple specific examples of the effects of severe selection rules, such as the relaxational Boltzmann (...)
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  21. A Mathematical Model of the Equilibrium Distribution of Chemical Complexes and the Biological Effects of Chemical Binding.L. D. Homer - 1967 - Acta Biotheoretica 17 (3):125-138.
    A general equation is derived describing the concentration of all possible complexes of a central molecule with a set of ligands bound to the central molecule. This deduction allows the reaction rate constants for the binding of a given molecule to the central molecule to depend on the species of molecules already bound and the location of the molecules already bound. The model thus allows for structural alteration of the central molecule by binding. Functions describing the concentration dependence of any (...)
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  22. One-Way Processes in Physics and Biophysics.L. L. Whyte - 1955 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 6 (22):107-121.
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  23. Cosmic Radiation and its Biological Effects.Mark H. Bauer - 1951 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 26 (3):476-477.
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  24. Mathematical Biophysics, Cybernetics and Significs.Anatol Rapoport - 1949 - Synthese 8 (1):182 - 193.
    It remains to summarize the contributions which each of the three disciplines discussed here is making toward the development of a science of man. "Significs" makes a study of the effects on human behavior of the linguistic aspects of the evaluative process, the most distinctly human aspect of the behavior of the human organism. "Mathematical Biophysics" seeks to describe the events associated with evaluative processes in physico-mathematical terms. "Cybernetics" is discovering important invariants common to these processes and others, particularly those (...)
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  25. Mathematical Biophysics and the Central Nervous System.Alston S. Householder - 1946 - Acta Biotheoretica 8 (1-2):67-76.
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  26. Mathematical Biophysics in its Relation to the Cancer Problem.N. Rashevsky - 1940 - Acta Biotheoretica 5 (3):139-154.
    Es wird einführungsweise zuerst auf den allgemeinen Zusammenhang zwischen theoretischer und experimenteller Forschung hingewiesen, insbesondere darauf, dass die theoretische Forschung dem Experimentator nicht nur neue Probleme stellt, sondern auch die Ergebnisse vieler Versuche sinnvoll macht, unabhängig davon, ob diese Ergebnisse positiv oder negativ ausfallen. — Danach wird ein kurzer Überblick über einige neuere Ergebnisse der mathematischen Biophysik gemacht und es werden einige fundamentale Probleme der Krebsforschung vom Standpunkte dieser Ergebnisse diskutiert. Es wird auf eine Reihe neuer möglicher Versuche hingewiesen, welche (...)
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  27. Some Remarks on the Mathematical Biophysics of Organic Assymetry.N. Rashevsky - 1939 - Acta Biotheoretica 4 (3):197-203.
    Das Vorhandensein bilateraler Asymmetrie bei Organismen ist an und für sich biophysikalisch verständlich. Schwierigkeiten entstehen jedoch beim Versuch die auffallende Ungleichheit in den Häufigkeiten des Vorkommens von Rechts- und Linksasymmetrie biophysikalisch zu deuten. Es werden zwei Möglichkeiten für solch'eine Deutung besprochen. Die eine stützt sich auf die fundamentale Asymmetrie des elektromagnetischen Feldes, und wird als biologisch weniger geeignet angesehen. Die andere, welche dem Verfasser als wahrscheinlicher erscheint, beruht auf der Asymmetrie der organischen Moleküle.L'existence d'une asymétrie bilaterale en général chez des (...)
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  28. The Relation of Mathematical Biophysics to Experimental Biology.N. Rashevsky - 1938 - Acta Biotheoretica 4 (2):133-153.
    Nach einer allgemeinen Diskussion des Zusammenhanges zwischen theoretischer und experimenteller Forschung, wird in Hinblick auf die vom Verfasser entwickelten physikalisch-mathematischen Grundlagen der Biologie, eine Reihe von Einzelproblemen betrachtet. Es wird an Hand von Kurvenmaterial gezeigt wie weit die mathematisch vorausgesagten Beziehungen mit den experimentellen Befunden übereinstimmen. Folgende Fragen werden besprochen: Zellatmung, Zellgrössen, deren Abhängigkeit von Stoffwechsel, Zellteilung, Protoplasmaströmungen, Nervenerregung, psychophysische Gesetze, Reaktion auf geometrische Gestalten.Après une mise au point générale de la relation entre les sciences théoriques et expérimentales, diverses questions (...)
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  29. The Biophysics of Space and Time.N. Rashevsky - 1935 - Philosophy of Science 2 (1):73-85.
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  30. Foundations of Mathematical Biophysics.N. Rashevsky - 1934 - Philosophy of Science 1 (2):176-196.
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  31. A Note on the Needs and Uses of Energy Measurements for Work in Psychological Optics.C. E. Ferree & Gertrude Rand - 1917 - Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods 14 (17):457-462.
  32. Some Points in Intracranial Physics.James Cappie - 1896 - The Monist 7 (3):358-379.
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  33. Using DNA to Search for Dark Matter.John Cramer - unknown
    Alternate View Column AV-91 Keywords: dark matter WIMPs weakly interacting massive particles detection DNA eV energy deposition Published in the September-1998 issue of Analog Science Fiction & Fact Magazine ; This column was written and submitted 02/20/98 and is copyrighted ©1998 by John G. Cramer. All rights reserved. No part may be reproduced in any form without the explicit permission of the author.
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