Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Protophysics of Time

Constructive Foundation and History of Time Measurement

Authors: Janich, P.

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For protophysics, the fascinating and impressive constructive re-establish­ ment of the foundations of science by Professor Paul Lorenzen, working with his colleagues and students of the Erlangen School, no task is more central than to.furmulate a theoretical understanding of the practical art of measurement of time. We are pleased, therefore, to have a new third edition of Peter Janich's masterful monograph on the protophysics of time, available in this English translation within the Boston Studies. We also look forward to the Boston University Symposium on protophysics in april of this year within which the full program of protophysics will be critically examined by German and American physicists and philosophers, supporters and critics. We are also grateful to Paul Lorenzen for contributing his powerful instructive essay on the 'axiomatic and constructive method' which intro­ duces this book. March 1985 ROBERT S. COHEN Center for the Philosophy and History of Science Boston University MARX W. WARTOFSKY Department of Philosophy Barnch College City University of New York vii PAUL LORENZEN CONSTRUCTIVE AND AXIOM A TIC METHOD Mathematics is like a big building with many apartments. We have at least Arithmetic and Analysis, Algebra and Topology - and we have Geometry and Probability-Theory. Very often the tenants of these different apartments seem not to understand each other. The Bourbaki movement promised a new unity of Mathematics by admit­ ting only the axiomatic method of Hilbert as genuine mathematical.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Protophysics of Time
Book Subtitle
Constructive Foundation and History of Time Measurement
Authors
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
30
Copyright
1985
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-5189-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-5189-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-0724-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-8794-0
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 241
Additional Information
Originally published in German
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