Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Philosophical Problems of Space and Time

Second, enlarged edition

Authors: Grünbaum, Adolf

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It is ten years since Adolf Griinbaum published the first edition of this book. It was promptly recognized to be one of the few major works in the philosophy of the natural sciences of this generation. In part, this is so because Griinbaum has chosen a problem basic both to philosophy and to the natural sciences - the nature of space and time; and in part, this is so because he so admirably exemplifies that Aristotelian devotion to the intimate and mutual dependence of actual science and philosophical understanding. More than this, however, the quality of his work derives from his achievement in combining detail with scope. The problems of space and time have been among the most difficult in contemporary and classical thought, and Griinbaum has been responsible to the full depth and complexity of these difficulties. This revised and enlarged second edition is a work in progress, in the tradition of reflective analysis of modern science of such figures as Ehrenfest and Reichenbach. In publishing this work among the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, we hope to contribute to and encourage that broad tradition of natural philosophy which is marked by the close collaboration of philoso­ phers and scientists. To this end, we have published the proceedings of our Colloquia, of meetings and conferences here and abroad, as well as the works of single authors.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Spatial and Temporal Congruence in Physics: A Critical Comparison of the Conceptions of Newton, Riemann, Poincaré, Eddington, Bridgman, Russell, and Whitehead

    Pages 3-65

    Grünbaum, Adolf

  • The Significance of Alternative Time Metrizations in Newtonian Mechanics and in the General Theory of Relativity

    Pages 66-80

    Grünbaum, Adolf

  • Critique of Reichenbach’s and Carnap’s Philosophy of Geometry

    Pages 81-105

    Grünbaum, Adolf

  • Critique of Einstein’s Philosophy of Geometry

    Pages 106-151

    Grünbaum, Adolf

  • Empiricism and the Geometry of Visual Space

    Pages 152-157

    Grünbaum, Adolf

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophical Problems of Space and Time
Book Subtitle
Second, enlarged edition
Authors
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
12
Copyright
1973
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-2622-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-2622-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-0357-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-0358-3
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 884
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