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Author Bradley, J

Title Mach's philosophy of science / J. Bradley
Published London : Bloomsbury, 2013


Description 1 online resource (xii, 226 pages)
Series Bloomsbury Academic Collections: Philosophy Ser
Bloomsbury Academic Collections: Philosophy Ser
Contents 1. Sense-perceptions -- 2. Metrical concepts -- 3. Geometry and physics -- 4. Time -- 5. Mach and dynamics -- 6. The Mach Principle -- 7. The intellectual element in science Ernst Mach: a biographical note -- Index of names -- Index of subjects
Summary "Dr Bradley's aim is to provide a work which will introduce readers to the philosophical standpoint employed by Mach in his expositions of physics. The author shows how Mach traces out the evolution of the metrical concepts of heat and mechanics, and includes a discussion of his reformulation of Newton's dynamical principles. Mach's view that we have a semi-awareness of both time and temperature is considered: there is no 'Mach Principle' in Mach's writings; the use of the term by Einstein and others has led to confusion, which the author attempts to remove. The newcomer to the philosophy of science is led to an insight into the methods of one who has had a major influence on the subject."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Notes Includes index
Reprint. Originally published in 1971 by The Athlone Press of the University of London
Subject Mach, Ernst, 1838-1916.
Mach, Ernst, 1838-1916.
Science -- Philosophy.
SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects.
Science -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781472556561