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Ernst Mach's World Elements

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By exploring Mach's views on science as well as philosophy, this book attempts to wrest him free from his customary associati... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

By exploring Mach's views on science as well as philosophy, this book attempts to wrest him free from his customary association with logical positivism and to reinterpret him on his own terms as a natural philosopher and naturalist about human knowledge. Physicists, psychologists, philosophers of science, historians of twentieth-century thought and culture, and educators will find this volume a valuable help in interpreting Mach's ideas.

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By exploring Mach's views on science as well as philosophy, this book attempts to wrest him free from his customary association with logical positivism and to reinterpret him on his own terms as a natural philosopher and naturalist about human knowledge. Physicists, psychologists, philosophers of science, historians of twentieth-century thought and culture, and educators will find this volume a valuable help in interpreting Mach's ideas.



Zusammenfassung
Ernst Mach (1838-1916) was a seminal philosopher-scientist and a deserving member of the canon of major twentieth-century thinkers. Yet, despite a healthy resurgence in Mach studies, he is still widely thought to represent a simplistic positivist, even sensationalist, position that does not at all reflect the depth of Mach's interests and subtlety as a philosopher. By exploring Mach's views on science as well as philosophy, this book attempts to wrest him free from his customary association with logical positivism and to reinterpret him on his own terms as a natural philosopher and naturalist about human knowledge. Mach's development and his influences from 19th century German philosophy and science are probed in great conceptual and historical detail, and attention is paid to his unpublished Nachlaß as well as to the affinities between Mach's thought and that of other major philosopher-scientists such as Einstein, Bertrand Russell, William James, Helmholtz, Riemann, Herbart and Kant. In particular, the book strives to set forth the true nature of Mach's sensation-elements, the motivations for his critique of the concepts of space and time in physics, and the real meaning of his famous critique of metaphysics. The author's work has appeared in Synthese, Kant-Studien, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics and the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, but here these inquiries are gathered into a unified historico-critical treatment that follows Mach's conceptual development and the culmination of his work in a unique and intriguing natural philosophy. Physicists, psychologists, philosophers of science, historians of twentieth-century thought and culture, and educators will find this volume a valuable help in interpreting Mach's ideas in a context that includes philosophy and science and the bridge between them.

Inhalt
Preface. Introduction. 1: The Viennese Background. 2: A New Theory Of Matter. 3: Herbart's Metaphysics. 4: Mach On Space Sensations. 5: Mach And Riemann. 6: Fechner And The Inner Side Of Nature. 7: From Sensations To World Elements. 8: The Economy Of Thought. 9: Neutral Monism From Mach To Russell. 10: Politics (And Physics) In Prague. 11: The Perpetual Motion Principle In Mechanics. 12: Machs Definitions Of Mass And Inertia. 13: The Wärmelehre. 14: Machs Late View Of Space And Natural Philosophy. Notes. References. Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Ernst Mach's World Elements
Untertitel: A Study in Natural Philosophy
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EAN: 9789048164448
ISBN: 9048164443
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Netherlands
Anzahl Seiten: 308
Gewicht: 470g
Größe: H235mm x B155mm x T16mm
Jahr: 2010
Auflage: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004

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