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Ernst Mach - A Deeper Look : Documents and New Perspectives - John T. Blackmore

Ernst Mach - A Deeper Look

Documents and New Perspectives

By: John T. Blackmore (Editor)

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Published: 31st July 1992
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Ernst Mach -- A Deeper Look has been written to reveal to English-speaking readers the recent revival of interest in Ernst Mach in Europe and Japan. The book is a storehouse of new information on Mach as a philosopher, historian, scientist and person, containing a number of biographical and philosophical manuscripts publihsed for the first time, along with correspondence and other matters published for the first time in English. The book also provides English translations of Mach's controversies with leading physicists and psychologists, such as Max Planck and Carl Stumpf, and offers basic evidence for resolving Mach's position on atomism and Einstein's theory of relativity.
Mach's scientific, philosophical and personal influence in a number of countries -- Austria, Germany, Bohemia and Yugoslavia among them -- has been carefully explored and many aspects detailed for the first time.
All of the articles are eminently readable, especially those written by Mach's sister. They are deeply researched, new interpretations abound, and the bibliography includes recent works by and about Mach from over a dozen countries.
The book also contains many articles by or about Mach's contemporaries, including Ostwald, Dingler, Weichert and, especially, Einstein. Finally, and most intriguingly, the original ideas of Japanese scholars are presented, built on Mach's philosophy. These demonstrate how Mach's world view is currently contributing to the solution of contemporary philosophical problems.

Historical Documents
Some Biographical Documents
Ernst Mach in Prague
Ernst Mach as a Historian of Science as Seen in Book Reviews and Notes (1896-1932)
Mach Correspondence
Philosophical Documents
Some Philosophical Documents
The Mach-Planck Polemics
Mach and Einstein
Mach's Relativity vs. Einstein's Relativity
Anthology
The Scientist as a Buddhist
Mach's Phenomenalism as a Link between Physics and Psychology
Poetic Imagination and Economy: Ernst Mach as Theorist of Science
Mach's Relativism vs. Apriorism and the Mechanistic World View
Mach's Critique of Newtonian Mechanics
More on Mach and Einstein
Three Batches of Reasons for Mach's Rejection of Einstein's Theory of Relativity
Mach, Einstein, and Kuwaki
Ernst Mach's Influence on Four Japanese Thinkers
The `Verein Ernst Mach' -- What was it really?
The Influence of Mach's Philosophy in Yugoslavia
Mach, Utrecht, and Dutch Philosophy
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792318538
ISBN-10: 0792318536
Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 463
Published: 31st July 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.92