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Experiment and metaphysics : towards a resolution of the cosmological antinomies

Author: Edgar Wind
Publisher: Oxford : European Humanities Research Centre, 2001.
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Wind, Edgar, 1900-1971.
Experiment and metaphysics.
Oxford : European Humanities Research Centre, 2001
(OCoLC)606641907
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edgar Wind
ISBN: 1900755297 9781900755290
OCLC Number: 45854634
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxviii, 148 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Matthew Rampley --
Pt. 1. The Theory of the Experiment --
1. The Circle in Physical Inquiry --
2. The Elements of Measurement and the Meaning of the Claim to Accuracy --
3. Einstein's Concept of 'Practical Geometry' --
4. Poincare's Principle of 'Arbitrary Convention' --
5. The Task of the Experiment --
6. Transformation and Embodiment --
7. The 'Judgements of Appropriateness' --
8. Real and Neutral Hypotheses --
9. The Cyclical Progression and its Methodological Foundations --
10. Metaphysics and Empirical Experience --
11. Transcendental Philosophy and Experimental Method --
Pt. 2. The 'Experimental Reduction' of the Cosmological Antinomies --
12. The Empirical Criteria of Metaphysics --
13. Clarification of the Question of the First Antinomy (Refutation of Russell's Objection) --
14. The Mathematical Antinomy of Euclidian Space --
15. The Physical Antinomy of the Newtonian System --
16. The Inevitability of the Newtonian Antinomy according to the Doctrines of Kant --
17. Kant's Interpretation of Absolute Space --
18. Methodological Conclusion --
19. The Mathematical Resolution of the Euclidian Antinomy --
20. The Physical Resolution of the Newtonian Antinomy --
21. The Principle of Internal Delimitation --
22. The 'Inner Limit' in the Process of Division --
23. Two Forms of 'Uncertainty' --
24. Heterogeneity and Necessity in the Connection between Cause and Effect --
25. The Temporal Relation of Dynamical Connection --
26. The 'Free Play' of the Present --
27. Linear and Configural Progression of Time --
28. Internal Delimitation and Indetermination --
29. 'Constancy' and 'Emergence' --
30. The Beginning and the End of Time --
31. Freedom under the Condition of Natural Law --
32. The Measurability of Chance as the Object of Interpretation. App. Letter of 6 March 1933 from Edgar Wind to Oskar Siebeck.
Responsibility: Edgar Wind ; translated by Cyril Edwards ; introduced by Matthew Rampley.

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