Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Science (BOK)

Hermann Weyl

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When mathematician Hermann Weyl decided to write a book on philosophy, he faced what he referred to as 'conflicts of conscience' - the objective nature of science, he felt, did not mesh easily with the incredulous, uncertain nature of philosophy. Yet the two disciplines were already intertwined. In "Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Science", Weyl examines how advances in philosophy were led by scientific discoveries - the more humankind understood about the physical world, the more curious we became. The book is divided into two parts, one on mathematics and the other on the physical sciences. Drawing on work by Descartes, Galileo, Hume, Kant, Leibniz, and Newton, Weyl provides readers with a guide to understanding science through the lens of philosophy. This is a book that no one but Weyl could have written - and, indeed, no one has written anything quite like it since.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Hermann Weyl
Forlag
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780691141206
Antall sider 336 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 457 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Frank Wilczek Emner og form Philosophy of science, Philosophy of mathematics