Ludwig Boltzmann His Later Life and Philosophy, 1900-1906: Book One: A Documentary History

Ludwig Boltzmann His Later Life and Philosophy, 1900-1906: Book One: A Documentary History

by J.T. Blackmore
     
 

This book gives the first detailed record of Ludwig Boltzmann's life and philosophical thoughts during his final years, a period of major change in physics, needing a new methodology of theoretical, idealized science. The growing primacy of physical theory over observation and experimentation meant that Boltzmann needed a methodology which went beyond Ernst Mach's

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This book gives the first detailed record of Ludwig Boltzmann's life and philosophical thoughts during his final years, a period of major change in physics, needing a new methodology of theoretical, idealized science. The growing primacy of physical theory over observation and experimentation meant that Boltzmann needed a methodology which went beyond Ernst Mach's phenomenalism and theory of economy.
The documentary approach of this book means that historians, philosophers, and physicists can use it as a source and foundation for better understanding the development of quantum and relativity theory, the new advances in methodology, and as an aid in improving or creating their own contributions to methodology and philosophy of science. Seeds of future linguistic philosophy are also present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792332312
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
01/31/1995
Series:
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science Series, #168
Edition description:
1995
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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