Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Science
When mathematician Hermann Weyl decided to write a book on philosophy, he faced what he referred to as "conflicts of conscience"--the objective nature of science, he felt, did not mesh easily with the incredulous, uncertain nature of philosophy. Yet the two disciplines were already intertwined. In Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Science, Weyl examines how advances in philosophy were led by scientific discoveries--the more humankind understood about the physical world, the more curious we became. The book is divided into two parts, one on mathematics and the other on the physical sciences. Drawing on work by Descartes, Galileo, Hume, Kant, Leibniz, and Newton, Weyl provides readers with a guide to understanding science through the lens of philosophy. This is a book that no one but Weyl could have written--and, indeed, no one has written anything quite like it since.
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One of my earliest memories is of hearing my great-grandma tell the story of how she met Frau Schrödinger at a rather wild party in Vienna in 1926. She asked her why she was carrying on with Weyl when ... Read full review
Review: Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural ScienceUser Review - Jeff Kesner - Goodreads
You could only give this four stars if you use it like an encyclopaedia or a reference. If you do this, the historical significance of some of the ideas and philosophical points is not withered with the passage of time. Read full review