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Ernst Mach's World Elements : A Study in Natural Philosophy - E.C. Banks

Ernst Mach's World Elements

A Study in Natural Philosophy

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By exploring Mach's views on science as well as philosophy, this book attempts to wrest him free from his customary association with logical positivism and to reinterpret him on his own terms as a natural philosopher and naturalist about human knowledge. Physicists, psychologists, philosophers of science, historians of twentieth-century thought and culture, and educators will find this volume a valuable help in interpreting Mach's ideas.

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Viennese Backgroundp. 17
A New Theory of Matterp. 27
Herbart's Metaphysicsp. 47
Mach on Space Sensationsp. 71
Mach and Riemannp. 77
Fechner and the Inner Side of Naturep. 91
From Sensations to World Elements: Neutral Monismp. 103
The Economy of Thoughtp. 123
Neutral Monism from Mach to Russellp. 136
Politics (and Physics) in Praguep. 162
The Perpetual Motion Principle in Mechanicsp. 180
Mach's Definitions of Mass and Inertiap. 193
The Warmelehrep. 209
Mach's Late View of Space and Natural Philosophyp. 225
Notesp. 249
Referencesp. 279
Name Indexp. 287
Subject Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9781402016622
ISBN-10: 140201662X
Series: The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 30th November 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64