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Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Time, Causality, and the Quantum Theory

Studies in the Philosophy of Science. Vol. 1: Essay on the Causal Theory of Time

Authors: Mehlberg, S.

Editors: Fawcett, Carolyn R., Cohen, Robert S. (Eds.)

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An intermittent but mentally quite disabling illness prevented Henry Mehlberg from becoming recognized more widely as the formidable scholar he was, when at his best. During World War II, he had lived in hiding under the false identity of an egg farmer, when the Nazis occupied his native Poland. After relatively short academic appointments at the University of Toronto and at Princeton University, he taught at the University of Chicago until reaching the age of normal retirement. But partly at the initiative of his Chicago colleague Charles Morris, who had preceded him to a 'post-retirement' profes­ sorship at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and with the support of Eugene Wigner, he then received an appointment at that University, where he remained until his death in 1979. In Chicago, he organized a discussion group of scholars from that area as a kind of small scale model of the Vienna Circle, which met at his apart­ ment, where he lived with his first wife Janina, a mathematician. It was during this Chicago period that the functional disturbances from his illness were pronounced and not infrequent. The very unfortunate result was that colleagues who had no prior knowledge of the caliber of his writings in Polish and French or of his very considerable intellectual powers, had little incentive to read his published work, which he had begun to write in English.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction to Volumes I and II

    Pages 1-36

    Mehlberg, Henry (et al.)

  • Leibniz and the Beginnings of the Causal Theory of Time

    Pages 42-50

    Mehlberg, Henry (et al.)

  • Kant’s Phenomenalist Interpretation of the Causal Theory of Time

    Pages 51-69

    Mehlberg, Henry (et al.)

  • Lechalas’ Adaptation of the Causal Theory of Time to the Laws of Pre-Einsteinian Physics

    Pages 70-90

    Mehlberg, Henry (et al.)

  • The Relativistic Phase of the Causal Theory of Time: The Axiomatic Systems of Robb and Carnap

    Pages 91-104

    Mehlberg, Henry (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Time, Causality, and the Quantum Theory
Book Subtitle
Studies in the Philosophy of Science. Vol. 1: Essay on the Causal Theory of Time
Authors
Editors
  • Carolyn R. Fawcett
  • Robert S. Cohen
Translated by
Benacerraf, P.
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
19-1
Copyright
1980
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-8935-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-8935-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-0721-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-1074-1
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 308
Additional Information
Originally published in French
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