Facing Reality pp 102-117 | Cite as

The Understanding of Nature

  • John C. Eccles
Part of the Heidelberg Science Library book series (HSL)

Abstract

Karl Popper has quoted from Xenophanes two passages which reveal how closely this pre-Socratic philosopher had anticipated Popper’s views on the status of our attempts to understand nature— “a woven web of guesses.”

Keywords

Nerve Cell Inhibitory Neurone Conscious Experience Inhibitory Synapse Ionic Gate 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Eccles
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  1. 1.Department of Physiology, School of Medicine and DentistryState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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