Paradigms Lost: Images of Man in the Mirror of Science. John L. Casti, Author, J. L. Casti, Author William Morrow & Company $ (p) ISBN. Paradigms Lost has ratings and 11 reviews. In a masterful “trial by reason,” author John L. Casti presents all sides of the most important and vital scientific. John L. Casti (born ) is an author, mathematician, and entrepreneur. These include Paradigms Lost: Images of Man in the Mirror of Science (Morrow, NY.

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Casti is a science textbook author and professor.

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Mathematical Models of Nature and Man Wiley, was awarded a prize by the Association of American Publishers in a competition among all scholarly books published in mathematics and the natural sciences. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Account Options Sign in. The book concludes with an excellent “Further Reading” section, the utility of which is only slightly diminished by the age of the book, which is just beginning to seem a little out of date in places.

Bookcover image available 4 25 Sep 06, Kjpbooks rated it liked it Nov 12, Return to Book Page. Refresh and try again. University of Southern California Ph. To view it, click here. Casti isn’t afraid to speak his mind, and can be quite scathing, particularly about arguments which have nothing to do with science, such as some of the more obviously politically motivated attacks on the work of Noam Chomsky. It is perhaps a bok aimed more at someone who has read some popular science before rather than someone completely new to the ideas, because it is about more philosophical issues than many books on these subjects.


Conflicting Visions of Reality in Modern Science, a science book for the general reader. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. An outstanding presentation of a number of the key scientific issues of our time.

Paradigms Lost: Tackling the Unanswered Mysteries of Modern Science

I must look out for Casti’s more recent work! Paradigms Lost explores the philosophy and practice of science through a series of ever-more-difficult sample cases taken from real, contemporary scientific disciplines. That said, the book is actually arranged so that any particular chapter can be read independently of the others and the early section on what science “is” could be left out altogether.

One paradigns has been exploration of the relationship between the social “mood” of a population its biasing effect on actions and behaviors.

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If he had actually laid out the arguments a bit more formally and structured how the various parties were introduced better, I think that I would have rated the book a “5”. It all comes down to why are we here and what is our place? Images of Man in the Mirror of Science Morrow, NY,which addresses several of the most puzzling controversies in modern science, Searching for Certainty: I can’t understand why this book is out of print – I assume that it is as I had to order a used copy.


I picked this volume up because I had run across a later, follow-up to it Paradigms Regained which was published 11 years later.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Tony rated it liked it May 10, Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external linksand by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view. In this direction, his book, Mood Matters: This is a book written by a smart, literate and inquisitive man. As a mathematician and researcher, Casti received his Ph.

One surprise for me was in the section on language acquisition, where I found for the first time just how influential Chomsky’s ideas have been. His premise of setting up each chapter topic as a court case with prosecution, defense, and Casti being judge at the end is “cute”, but less than oost.

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About the author John L. Jimbob rated it really liked it Feb 03, What I found was that he jumped from one element to another almost without discipline my opinion, possibly not shared by other readers. Quantum physics and the shape of the universe