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    Aesthetics in Science and in Art.Gideon Engler - 1990 - British Journal of Aesthetics 30 (1):24-34.
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    Einstein and the Most Beautiful Theories in Physics.Gideon Engler - 2002 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 16 (1):27 – 37.
    Einstein's theories of special and general relativity are unanimously praised by scientists for their extraordinary beauty to the extent that some consider the latter to be the most beautiful theory in physics. The grounds for these assertions are assessed here and it is concluded that the beauty of Einstein's theories can be attributed to two of their aspects. The first is that they incorporate all possible ingredients that constitute the beauty of theories: simplicity, symmetry, invariance, unification, etc. The second concerns (...)
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    Quantum Field Theories and Aesthetic Disparity.Gideon Engler - 2001 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 15 (1):51 – 63.
    The theoretical physicist Paul Dirac rejected, explicitly on aesthetic grounds, a successful theory known as quantum electrodynamics (QED), which is the prototype for the family of theories known as quantum field theories (QFTs). Remarkably, the theoretical physicist Steven Weinberg, also largely on aesthetic grounds, supports QED and other QFTs. In order to evaluate these opposing aesthetic views a short introduction to the physical properties of QFTs is presented together with a detailed analysis of the aesthetic claims of Dirac and Weinberg. (...)
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    Einstein, His Theories, and His Aesthetic Considerations.Gideon Engler - 2005 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 19 (1):21 – 30.
    This article deals with the question whether aesthetic considerations affected Einstein in formulating both his theories of relativity. The opinions of philosophers and historians alike are divided on this matter. Thus, Gerald Holton supports the view that Einstein employed aesthetic considerations in formulating his theory of special relativity whereas Jim Shelton opposes it, one of his reasons being that Einstein did not mention such considerations. The other theory, namely, that of general relativity, is discussed by John D. Norton. He asserts (...)
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    Insights of Genius: Imagery, and Creativity in Science and Art. Arthur I. Miller.Gideon Engler - 2001 - British Journal of Aesthetics 41 (3):337-339.
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    Science and Art: The Red Book of Einstein Meets Magritte.Gideon Engler - 2002 - British Journal of Aesthetics 42 (4):425-427.
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