Preface DAVID E. ROWE / Einstein's Allies and Enemies: Debating Relativity in Germany, 1916-1920. HELMUT PULTE / The Space between Helmholtz and Einstein: Moritz Schlick on Spatial Intuition and the Foundations of Geometry. DAVID HYDER / Kant, Helmholtz and the Determinacy of Physical Theory. ROBERT DISALLE / Mathematical Structure, 'World Structure,' and the Philosophical Turning-point in Modern Physics. ERHARDSCHOLZ/ The Changing Concept of Matter in H.Weyl's Thought, 1918 - 1930. LAWRENCE SKLAR / Why Does the Standard Measure Work in Statistical Mechanics? JESPER LU TZEN / A Mechanical Image: Heinrich Hertz's Principles of Mechanics JEREMY GRAY / Enriques: Popularising Science and the Problems of Geometry. MICHEL JANSSEN AND MATTHEW MECKLENBURG / Electromagnetic Models of the Electron and the Transition from Classical to Relativistic Mechanics ULRICH MAJER / Hilbert's Axiomatic Approach to the Foundations of Science-a Failed Research Program? Index
The main theme of this anthology is the unique interaction between mathematics, physics and philosophy during the beginning of the 20th century. In this book, ten renowned philosopher-historians probe insightfully into key conceptual questions of pre-quantum mathematical physics. The result is a diverse yet thematically focused compilation of first class papers on mathematics, physics and philosophy, and a source-book on the interaction between them.
Ten first-rate philosopher-historians probe insightfully into key conceptual questions of pre-quantum mathematical physics
First rate source-book on the interaction between mathematics, physics and philosophy
Diverse yet thematically focused compilation of first-rate papers on mathematics, physics and philosophy