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Reichenbach, Hans 1891-1953

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Works: 187 works in 1,316 publications in 11 languages and 19,005 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Publishing director, Editor, Contributor, Other, Creator
Classifications: QC6, 530.1
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The rise of scientific philosophy by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

139 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ZUR 2. AUFLAGE DER DEUTSCHEN AUSGABE Warum eröffnen wir eine Buchreihe über Wissenschafts theorie verschiedener Hauptdisziplinen mit einer Neu auflage von Hans Reichenbachs Buch "Aufstieg der wissen schaftlichen Philosophie", dessen 1. Auflage 1951 in den USA erschien? Weil es sich mit seiner präzisen und ver ständlichen Sprache nach siebzehn Jahren immer noch so frisch wie damals liest, weil seine Problematik zwischen Rationalismus und Empirismus, seine Opposition gegen Metaphysik und Ontologie als philosophische Grund legung der Naturwissenschaft immer noch in Mittel europa aktuell ist. Reichenbach spielt aber trotzdem keinen physikalischen Positivismus gegen Philosophie überhaupt aus, sondern tritt für eine autonome, philoso phische Analyse der Physik ein, weil z. B. die Frage, wor aus die Materie besteht, "mit Hilfe von physikalischen Experimenten allein nicht beantwortet werden kann, sondern eine solche Analyse erfordert" (S. 199). Ihm genügt auch nicht der "gesunde Menschenverstand", wenn es sich um schwierige wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen handelt (S. 201). Noch ein Beispiel für den Umschlag von Wissenschaft zu Philosophie: Man kann die Geschichte des Weltalls etwa 2 Milliarden Jahre zurückverfolgen. Wenn man nun danach fragt, wie der Urgasball selbst noch ent standen ist, wird der Wissenschaftler mit einer solchen Frage zum Philosophen (S. 233). Reichenbach unterschei det hier aber Philosophen von spekulativem Typ, die eine Kosmogonie erfanden, welche an die Stelle der Wissen schaft ein Märchen setzte oder einen Schöpfungsakt aus dem Nichts annahm, und solche von modernem Typ
The philosophy of space & time by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

57 editions published between 1927 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An important landmark in the developmant of the empiricist conception of geometry, this book is still one of the clearest and most valuable expositions of the crisis in physical science and mathematics occasioned by the advent of the non-Euclidean geometries. With unusual depth and clarity, it covers the problem of the foundations of geometry, the theory of time, the theory and consequences of Einstein's relativity including: relations between theory and observations, coordinate definitions, relations between topological and metrical properties of space, the psychological problem of the possibility of a visual intuition of non-Euclidean structures, and many other important topics in modern science and philosophy."--Back cover
Experience and prediction; an analysis of the foundations and the structure of knowledge by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

96 editions published between 1938 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Reichenbach was a formidable figure in early 20th century philosophy of science. In the two decades following World War II, logical positivism was the reigning theory of the philosophy of science and Reichenbach was at the peak of his career. He wrote this book to introduce logical positivism to English speakers
Elements of symbolic logic by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

67 editions published between 1947 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Copernicus to Einstein by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

42 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophic foundations of quantum mechanics by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

67 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics concerns direct analysis of the physical world, while philosophy analyzes knowledge about the physical world. This volume combines both disciplines for a philosophical interpretation of quantum physics {u2014} an interpretation free from the imprecision of metaphysics, offering a view of the atomic world and its quantum mechanical results as concrete as the visible everyday world. Written by an internationally renowned philosopher who specialized in symbolic logic and the theory of relativity, this approach consists of three parts. The first section, which requires no background in math or physics, reviews the basics of quantum mechanics, outlining their philosophical interpretation and summarizing their results. The second part, which presupposes a knowledge of calculus, outlines the mathematical methods of quantum mechanics; and the third part blends the philosophical ideas of the first part and the mathematical formulations of the second part to develop a variety of interpretations of quantum mechanics. The author presents in-depth discussions of each interpretation, constructing a conclusion in terms of three-valued logic that offers readers a satisfactory logical form of quantum mechanics. Focusing on clarification of concepts rather than developing problem-solving skills, this volume will prove enlightening to students of mathematics, physics, and the other sciences
The direction of time by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

59 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinguished physicist examines emotive significance of time, time order of mechanics, time direction of thermodynamics and microstatistics, time direction of macrostatistics, and time of quantum physics. Analytic methods of scientific philosophy in investigation of probability, quantum mechanics, theory of relativity, causality. 1971 edition
The theory of probability, an inquiry into the logical and mathematical foundations of the calculus of probability by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

34 editions published between 1949 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of relativity and a priori knowledge by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

14 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atom and cosmos; the world of modern physics by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

21 editions published between 1930 and 1957 in English and German and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern philosophy of science; selected essays by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

28 editions published between 1959 and 1981 in English and German and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Axiomatization of the theory of relativity by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

20 editions published between 1924 and 1969 in English and German and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laws, modalities, and counterfactuals by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

16 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nomological statements and admissible operations by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

24 editions published between 1954 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings, 1909-1953 : with a selection of biographical and autobiographical sketches by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

31 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Werke : in 9 Bänden by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

95 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Reichenbach, logical empiricist( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wahrscheinlichkeitslehre; eine untersuchung über die logischen und mathematischen grundlagen der wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

31 editions published between 1935 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Reichenbach's philosophy of grammar by William Edward McMahon( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defending Einstein : Hans Reichenbach's writings on space, time, and motion by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Reichenbach, a philosopher of science who was one of five students in Einstein's first seminar on the general theory of relativity, became Einstein's bulldog, defending the theory against criticism from philosophers, physicists, and popular commentators. This book chronicles the development of Reichenbach's reconstruction of Einstein's theory in a way that clearly sets out all of its philosophical commitments and its physical predictions as well as the battles that Reichenbach fought on its behalf, in both the academic and popular press. The essays include reviews and responses to philosophical colleagues, such as Moritz Schlick and Hugo Dingler; polemical discussions with physicists Max Born and D.C. Miller; as well as popular articles meant to clarify aspects of Einstein's theories and set out their philosophical ramifications for the layperson. At a time when physics and philosophy were both undergoing revolutionary changes in content and method, this book is a window into the development of scientific philosophy and the role of the philosopher
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The philosophy of space & time
Alternative Names
Hans Reichenbach American philosopher

Hans Reichenbach Duits filosoof

Hans Reichenbach filòsof estatunidenc

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Hanss Reihenbahs

Raihenbaha, Hansŭ 1891-1953

Raĭkhenbakh, G. 1891-1953

Raixenbaxi, Hans 1891-1953

Rajhenbah, Hans 1891-1953

Reichenbach, .. 1891-1953

Reichenbach, Hans

Reichenbach, Hans Friedrich Herbert Günther.

Reichenbach, Hans Friedrich Herbert Günther 1891-1953

Rejchenbach, G. 1891-1953

Ганс Райхенбах

Рейхенбах, Г.

Рейхенбах, Г 1891-1953

Рейхенбах, Ганс

Հանս Ռայխենբախ

ריכנבך, הנס 1891-1953

هانز رايخينباخ

هانز ريشنباخ، 1891-1953

هانس رایشنباخ فیزیک‌دان و فیلسوف آلمانی

라이헨바하, 한스

라이헨바하, 한스 1891-1953

라이헨바흐, 한스 1891-1953

한스 라이헨바흐

ハンス・ライヘンバッハ

ライヘンバッハ, H

ライヘンバッハ, ハンス

赖欣巴哈

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English (639)

German (221)

Italian (18)

French (11)

Spanish (10)

Chinese (6)

Japanese (6)

Georgian (2)

Arabic (1)

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The philosophy of space & timeExperience and prediction; an analysis of the foundations and the structure of knowledgeFrom Copernicus to EinsteinPhilosophic foundations of quantum mechanicsThe direction of timeSelected writings, 1909-1953 : with a selection of biographical and autobiographical sketchesHans Reichenbach, logical empiricistDefending Einstein : Hans Reichenbach's writings on space, time, and motion