The Philosophy of Time: Does Physics Have The Last Word? - Professor Raymond Tallis
Hans Reichenbach: Logical Empiricist pp Cite as. Among the greatest philosophers of science of all times one would surely have to include Aristotle, Descartes, Leibniz, Hume, and Kant. In an important sense Kant represents a culmination of this tradition on account of his strenuous attempts to provide an epistemological and metaphysical analysis appropriate to mature Newtonian science. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF. Skip to main content.
Provoked by the conflict between neo- Kantian a priorism and Einstein's relativity of space and time, Reichenbach developed a scientifically inspired philosophy and an uncompromisingly empiricist epistemology. He was literate in the physical science of his time, and acquainted with many of its most eminent practitioners. Criticism and justification of scientific methodology formed the core of almost all his philosophical efforts, which he promoted in a crescendo of books, in the journal Erkenntnis , which he founded and edited with Rudolf Carnap, and within a group of philosophers, mathematicians and scientists he led in Berlin. His commitment to objectivity and realism in science together with his probabilistic justification of belief in scientific results carried philosophical and technical difficulties that shaped much of the subsequent debate in philosophy of science. Reichenbach's contributions cover large swathes of formal philosophy, especially in philosophy of physics, logic, induction and the foundations of probability, and his later work encompassed linguistics, philosophical logic, and ethics. The fruits of some of his insights are only belatedly having their full impact.
By HANS REICHENBACH. Translated . the theory of relativity is fa1se, or Kant's philosophy needs to . which space and time are only forms of order and not.
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