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Defending Einstein : Han's Reichenbach's Writings on Space, Time And Motion (Hardcover)

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Hans Reichenbach, a philosopher of science who was one of five students in Einstein's first seminar on the general theory of relativity, became Einstein's bulldog, defending the theory against criticism from philosophers, physicists, and popular commentators. This book chronicles the development of Reichenbach's reconstruction of Einstein's theory in a way that clearly sets out all of its philosophical commitments and its physical predictions as well as the battles that Reichenbach fought on its behalf, in both the academic and popular press. The essays include reviews and responses to philosophical colleagues, such as Moritz Schlick and Hugo Dingler; polemical discussions with physicists Max Born and D. C. Miller; as well as popular articles meant to clarify aspects of Einstein's theories and set out their philosophical ramifications for the layperson. At a time when physics and philosophy were both undergoing revolutionary changes in content and method, this book is a window into the development of scientific philosophy and the role of the philosopher.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521859585
SKU 202436053
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521859581
Release Date 5/29/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0216
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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