By Carlo Cercignani
Ludwig Boltzmann arguably performed the most important function in setting up that submicroscopic constructions underlie the normal global. He had an enormous impression on overdue 19th-century and early 20th-century physics, and he expected many modern principles, together with Kuhn's thought of clinical revolutions and up to date theories of data in keeping with Darwinian ideas. This e-book is the 1st available biography of this crucial determine. with no counting on equations, it presents a deep examine the entire variety of his clinical and philosophical rules, discussing either their unique context and their relevance at the present time. The ebook additionally offers a concise portrait of Boltzmann's lifestyles, which, regardless of his successes, ended tragically in suicide. Drawing on contemporary study concerning a few of Boltzmann's extra arguable principles, this booklet deals attention-grabbing insights into the start of recent physics.
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77-8. On the Taoist attitude to technology cf. Vo!. 2, pp. [22-4. b An interesting comparison of Western and Chinese strategic thought was made by Scott Boorman, and some of his concepts have been used here (Boorman ([), pp. 23-5, 2Il). The concept ofa 'duel·like war' deeply influenced Western thought. Even in a book analysing ancient and 'primitive' wars throughout the world, the author stated that 'the objective of the war must be the defeat of a people' (Turney-High ([), p. (03), but this opinion needs to be revised in the light of more recent research, Otterbein ( I).
The Shih Chi contains many cases which are variations on the same theme. One may find there a description of the famous suicide of the great poet Chhii Yiian (ch. 84), and a well-known description of how by his extreme benevolence, Wu Tzu created in his soldiers the wish to sacrifice their lives for him (ch. 65; Ir. Griflith (I), pp. 71-3)' In the Shih Chi one military trick actually involving suicide is given. During a war between Wu and Yiieh, once the Yiieh soldiers had started an attack, three of their party came to the Wu lines and with a great shout cut off their heads.
His efforts to satisfy his needs may be accepted up to a point. Ever since the - 5th century, therefore, Chinese military and political thought developed a strong tendency towards limiting the use of force and war between a On negative attitudes to the use afforce see: Han Shih Wai Chuan, ch. 2, parts 24, 31, pp. 14a, 19a; tr. Hightower (3), pp. 64, 71; see also Lin Yutang (3), ch. 3, pp. 77-8. On the Taoist attitude to technology cf. Vo!. 2, pp. [22-4. b An interesting comparison of Western and Chinese strategic thought was made by Scott Boorman, and some of his concepts have been used here (Boorman ([), pp.