Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Science PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Science free pdf When mathematician Hermann Weyl decided to write a book on philosophy, he faced what he referred to as "conflicts of conscience"--the objective nature of science, he felt, did not mesh easily with the incredulous, uncertain nature of philosophy. Yet the two disciplines were already intertwined. In Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Science, Weyl examines how advances in philosophy were led by scientific discoveries--the more humankind understood about the physical world, the more curious we became. The book is divided into two parts, one on mathematics and the other on the physical sciences. Drawing on work by Descartes, Galileo, Hume, Kant, Leibniz, and Newton, Weyl provides readers with a guide to understanding science through the lens of philosophy. This is a book that no one but Weyl could have written--and, indeed, no one has written anything quite like it since.

About Hermann Weyl

Hermann Weyl (1885-1955) is regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century. Born and educated in Germany, he taught at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, from 1933 until his retirement in 1951. He published five books with Princeton University Press, including "Symmetry and The Classical Groups". Frank Wilczek is the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Details Book

Author : Hermann Weyl
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Data Published : 27 April 2009
ISBN : 0691141207
EAN : 9780691141206
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Science



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Mathematical Heritage of Hermann Weyl free pdfThe Mathematical Heritage of Hermann Weyl

    Hermann Weyl was one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century. Viewing mathematics as an organic whole rather than a collection of separate subjects..


  • Philosophy of Science free pdfPhilosophy of Science

    As a discipline. the philosophy of science is as old as philosophy itself. Philosophy of Science: The Key Thinkers offers a comprehensive historical overview of this fascinating field. Twelve specially commissioned essays introduce and explore the contributions of those philosophers who have shaped the subject and the central issues and arguments therein..


  • A Companion to Philosophy of Science free pdfA Companion to Philosophy of Science

    Unmatched in the quality of its world-renowned contributors. A Companion to the Philosophy of Science serves as both a course text and a reference book across the broad spectrum of issues of concern in the philosophy of science..


  • A Companion to the Philosophy of Science free pdfA Companion to the Philosophy of Science

    Unmatched in the quality of its world-renowned contributors. A Companion to the Philosophy of Science serves as both a course text and a reference book across the broad spectrum of issues of concern in the philosophy of science..


  • First Principles of Natural Philosophy free pdfFirst Principles of Natural Philosophy

    Excerpt from First Principles of Natural Philosophy The growth of physical science has rendered it more and more certain that phenomena of all kinds and in all places are due to the qualities and activities of the ultimate atoms of matter..


  • Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Science free pdfPhilosophy of Mathematics and Natural Science

    Where Can I Read Books Online For Free. When mathematician Hermann Weyl decided to write a book on philosophy, he faced what he referred to as "conflicts of conscience"--the objective nature of scienc