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

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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1. Introduction. 2. Preliminary Quotations. 3. Call to Leipzig. 4. Back to Vienna. 5. Philosophy Lectures. 6. Brentano and California. 7. El Dorado & Anecdotes. 8. Final Months & Aftermath. Appendix A: Boltzmann's Battalion. Appendix B: Beethoven in Heaven: A Choral Jest by Ludwig Boltzmann. Bibliography. Name Index.
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