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  1. Mind and Nature: Selected Writings on Philosophy, Mathematics, and Physics.Hermann Weyl & Peter Pesic (eds.) - 2009 - Princeton University Press.
    Hermann Weyl was one of the twentieth century's most important mathematicians, as well as a seminal figure in the development of quantum physics and general relativity. He was also an eloquent writer with a lifelong interest in the philosophical implications of the startling new scientific developments with which he was so involved. Mind and Nature is a collection of Weyl's most important general writings on philosophy, mathematics, and physics, including pieces that have never before been published in any language or (...)
     
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    Proteus Rebound.Peter Pesic - 2008 - Isis 99 (2):304-317.
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  3. Seeing Double: Shared Identities in Physics.Peter Pesic - forthcoming - Philosophy, and Literature. Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England: Mit Press.
     
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    Hearing the Irrational: Music and the Development of the Modern Concept of Number.Peter Pesic - 2010 - Isis 101 (3):501-530.
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  5. Nature on the Rack: Leibniz's Attitude Towards Judicial Torture and The'torture'of Nature.Peter Pesic - 1997 - Studia Leibnitiana 29 (2):189-197.
    Leibniz diskutierte den Nutzen der gerichtlichen Folter, obwohl er von ihr abgestoßen war. Er betrachtete Folter als eine Ermittlungsmethode, die den höchsten Grad an Sicherheit erreichen kann und nutzte sie metaphorisch, um analoge Praktiken in der experimentellen Wissenschaft zu beschreiben. Er befiirwortete jedoch nicht den Mißbrauch der Natur, sondern eher eine unübertreffliche Methode, die die Natur dazu bringt, zu 'gestehen', ohne sie dauerhaft zu schädigen.
     
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    Walter Bühler. Musikalische Skalen bei Naturwissenschaftlern der frühen Neuzeit: Eine elementarmathematische Analyse. 263 pp., illus., bibl., index. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Academic Research, 2013. $56.54. [REVIEW]Peter Pesic - 2015 - Isis 106 (2):442-444.
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    Letters to the Editor.Jan Bondeson, Dennis Todd, William C. Waterhouse, Peter Pesic & Peter Dear - 1999 - Isis 90 (4):770-771.
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  8. Einstein and Spinoza.Peter Pesic - 1996 - Studia Spinozana: An International and Interdisciplinary Series 12:195-206.
     
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    Leibniz and the Leaves.Peter Pesic - 2000 - Philosophy Now 30:18-21.
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    Review of Jeroen Van Dongen, Einstein's Unification[REVIEW]Peter Pesic - 2010 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (12).
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  11. Don't Count on It.Peter Pesic - unknown
    Gregory Chaitin has done seminal work on the foundations of mathematics, especially the meaning of randomness and undecidability. In Meta Maths, he offers his ideas in a new popular version, which has a special interest because it comes directly from their originator. Long associated with the IBM Watson Research Center, Chaitin comes across as a kind of mathematical Richard Feynman, intuitive and high-spirited, irreverent and plain-spoken. Through this jovial persona, he presents many serious ideas in an engagingly dishevelled way, mixing (...)
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    Secrets, Symbols, and Systems: Parallels Between Cryptanalysis and Algebra, 1580-1700.Peter Pesic - 1997 - Isis 88 (4):674-692.
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    Letters to the Editor.Jan Bondeson, Dennis Todd, William Waterhouse, Peter Pesic & Peter Dear - 1999 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 90:770-771.
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    Francis Bacon, Violence, and the Motion of Liberty: The Aristotelian Background.Peter Pesic - 2014 - Journal of the History of Ideas 75 (1):69-90.
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    Plato and Zero.Peter Pesic - 2004 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 25 (2):1-18.
    Greek mathematics did not know the zero. Without denying this commonplace observation, I would like to explore ways in which Plato’s Theaetetus and Sophist may be read as reaching towards the concept of the zero, if not towards anything like its Hindu-Arabic symbol. This may help connect Plato’s reflections on mathematics with his arguments about Nonbeing.
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    C. A. Meier . Atom and Archetype: The Pauli/Jung Letters, 1932–1958. Lx + 312 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2001. $29.95. [REVIEW]Peter Pesic - 2005 - Isis 96 (1):148-149.
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    David Creese. The Monochord in Ancient Greek Harmonic Science. Xvi + 409 Pp., Illus., Tables, Bibl., Index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. $110. [REVIEW]Peter Pesic - 2011 - Isis 102 (3):549-550.
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    Daniel Heller-Roazen. The Fifth Hammer: Pythagoras and the Disharmony of the World. 215 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. New York: Zone Books, 2011. $26.95. [REVIEW]Peter Pesic - 2013 - Isis 104 (3):604-605.
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