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The determinate world : Kant and Helmholtz on the physical meaning of geometry

Author: David Jalal Hyder
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, ©2009.
Series: Quellen und Studien zur Philosophie, Bd. 69.
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Offers an interpretation of Hermann von Helmholtz's work on the epistemology of geometry. This book argues against the interpretation of Helmholtz's work by suggesting that for the latter, it is less  Read more...

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Hyder, David Jalal, 1964-
Determinate world.
Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, ©2009
(DLC) 2009036201
(OCoLC)436866916
Named Person: Hermann von Helmholtz; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Hermann von Helmholtz; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Hermann von Helmholtz; Immanuel Kant
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Jalal Hyder
ISBN: 9783110217209 3110217201 1282716727 9781282716728
OCLC Number: 560705912
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 229 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The empirical determination of physical concepts in Kant's Metaphysical foundations of natural science --
3. Helmholtz on the comprehension of nature --
4. Colour-theory and manifolds --
5. The road to empirical geometry --
6. Helmholtz on geometry, 1868-1878 --
7. Conclusion.
Series Title: Quellen und Studien zur Philosophie, Bd. 69.
Other Titles: Kant and Helmholtz on the physical meaning of geometry
Responsibility: by David Hyder.
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