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Knowledge and error : sketches on the psychology of enquiry

Author: Ernst Mach; Erwin Nicholas Hiebert; Thomas J MacCormack; Paul Foulkes; Brian McGuinness
Publisher: Dordrecht : Reidel, 1976.
Series: Vienna Circle collection, vol. 3.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst Mach; Erwin Nicholas Hiebert; Thomas J MacCormack; Paul Foulkes; Brian McGuinness
ISBN: 9027702810 9789027702814 9027702829 9789027702821
OCLC Number: 780649997
Notes: Transl. from the 5th, German ed., 1926.
Description: XXXVIII, 393 p. : ill., portr. ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Philosophical and Scientific Thought.- II. A Psycho-physiological Consideration.- III. Memory. Reproduction and Association.- IV. Reflex, Instinct, Will, Ego.- V. Development of Individuality in a Natural and Cultural Habitat.- VI. The Exuberance of the Imagination.- VII. Knowledge and Error.- VIII. The Concept.- IX. Sensation, Intuition, Phantasy.- X. Adaptation of Thoughts to Facts and to Each Other.- XI. On Thought Experiments.- XII. Physical Experiment and its Leading Features.- XIII. Similarity and Analogy as a Leading Feature of Enquiry.- XIV. Hypothesis.- XV. Problems.- XVI. Presuppositions of Enquiry.- XVII. Pathways of Enquiry.- XVIII. Deduction and Induction Psychologically Viewed.- XIX. Number and Measure.- XX. Physiological Space in Contrast with Metrical Space.- XXI. On the Psychology and Natural Development of Geometry.- XXII. Space and Geometry from the Point of View of Physical Enquiry.- XXIII. Physiological Time in Contrast with Metrical Time.- XXIV. Space and Time Physically Considered.- XXV. Sense and Value of the Laws of Nature.- Index of Names.
Series Title: Vienna Circle collection, vol. 3.
Other Titles: Erkenntnis und Irrtum.
Responsibility: Ernst Mach ; with an introd. by Erwin N. Hiebert ; [translation from the German by Thomas J. McCormack and Paul Foulkes ; editor, Brian McGuinness].

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