The Analysis of Matter

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Spokesman Books, 2007 - Philosophy - 408 pages
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'The Analysis of Matter' was a companion volume to 'The Analysis of Mind'. Russell develops his views about the philosophy of science out of the theories of scientists such as Einstein, Bohr and Heisenberg.
  

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Contents

THE NATURE OF THE PROBLEM
1
THE LOGICAL ANALYSIS OF PHYSICS
13
ELECTRONS AND PROTONS
24
THE THEORY OF QUANTA
30
THE SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY
48
THE GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY
55
THE METHOD OF TENSORS
63
GEODESICS
72
PERCEPTION AND OBJECTIVITY
218
THE BELIEF IN GENERAL LAWS
229
SUBSTANCE
238
IMPORTANCE OF STRUCTURE IN SCIENTIFIC INFERENCE
249
PERCEPTION FROM THE STANDPOINT OF PHYSICS
257
NONMENTAL ANALOGUES TO PERCEPTION
265
THE STRUCTURE OF THE PHYSICAL WORLD
275
THE CONSTRUCTION OF POINTS
290

INVARIANTS AND THEIR PHYSICAL INTERPRETATION
84
WEYLS THEORY
95
THE PRINCIPLE OF DIFFERENTIAL LAWS
101
MEASUREMENT
109
MATTER AND SPACE
121
THE ABSTRACTNESS OF PHYSICS
130
PHYSICS AND PERCEPTION
141
FROM COMMON SENSE TO PHYSICS
156
WHAT IS AN EMPIRICAL SCIENCE ?
169
OUR KNOWLEDGE OF PARTICULAR MATTERS OF FACT
178
DATA INFERENCES HYPOTHESES AND THEORIES
187
THE CAUSAL THEORY OF PERCEPTION
197
SPACETIME ORDER
303
CAUSAL LINES
313
EXTRINSIC CAUSAL LAWS
324
PHYSICAL AND PERCEPTUAL SPACETIME
333
PERIODICITY AND QUALITATIVE SERIES
343
TYPES OF PHYSICAL OCCURRENCES
355
CAUSALITY AND INTERVAL
367
THE GENESIS OF SPACETIME
376
PHYSICS AND NEUTRAL MONISM
382
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
394
INDEX
403
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic. He was best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. Together with G.E. Moore, Russell is generally recognized as one of the main founders of modern analytic philosophy. Together with Kurt Gödel, he is regularly credited with being one of the most important logicians of the twentieth century. Over the course of a long career, Russell also made contributions to a broad range of subjects, including the history of ideas, ethics, political and educational theory, and religious studies. General readers have benefited from his many popular writings on a wide variety of topics. After a life marked by controversy--including dismissals from both Trinity College, Cambridge, and City College, New York--Russell was awarded the Order of Merit in 1949 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Noted also for his many spirited anti-nuclear protests and for his campaign against western involvement in the Vietnam War, Russell remained a prominent public figure until his death at the age of 97.

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