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The reign of relativity [electronic resource] : philosophy in physics, 1915-1925 / Thomas Ryckman.

Author/Creator:
Ryckman, Thomas.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series:
Oxford studies in philosophy of science.
Oxford studies in philosophy of science
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (330 p.)
Subjects:
Relativity (Physics) -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Einstein's theory of 'general relativity' (1915) was a defining event for 20th century philosophy of science. During the decisive first ten years of the theory's existence, two main ideas dominated its philosophical reception. Ryckman's book is an extended argument concerning these ideas.
Contents:
""PREFACE""; ""Contents""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. General Covariance and the ��Relativized A Priori��: Two Roads from Kant""; ""3. 1921: ��Critical or Empiricist Interpretation of the New Physics?��""; ""4. Einstein Agonists: Weyl and Reichenbach""; ""5. Transcendental-Phenomenological Idealism: Husserl and Weyl""; ""6. Weyl�s ��Purely Infinitesimal�� Constitution of Field Physics""; ""7. ��World Building��: Structuralism and Transcendental Idealism in Eddington""; ""8. Geometrizing Physics: Eddington�s Theory of the Affine Field""
""9. Epilogue: The ��Geometrization of Physics�� and Transcendental Idealism""""Appendix to Chapter 2: Michael Friedman and the ��Relativized A Priori��""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-309) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-532018-2
1-281-19707-6
9786611197070
0-19-803937-9
1-4237-6189-8
OCLC:
66392432
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