By Milič Čapek (auth.)
Milic Capek has dedicated his scholarship to the heritage and philosophy of contemporary physics. With impeccable care, he has mastered the epistemologi cal and medical advancements through operating throughout the papers, treatises, correspondence of physicists given that Kant, and in addition he has placed his studying and demanding ability into the comparable philosophical literature. Coming from his unique medical profession with a philosophy doctorate from the Charles collage in Prague, Capek has ranged past a narrowly outlined philosophy of physics into common epistemology of the usual sciences and to the total old evolution of those concerns. He has ex pounded his perspectives on those concerns in a couple of articles and, systema tically, in his e-book The Philosophical effect of up to date PhYSiCS, released in 1961 and reprinted with new appendices in 1969. His specific reward for lots of of his readers and scholars lies within the nice interval from the mid-nineteenth century during the foundations of the physics and philosophy of the 20 th, and inside this striking time, Profes sor Capek has develop into a critical expositor and sympathetic critic of the philosophy of Henri Bergson. He joins a exclusive staff of students -physicists and philosophers -who were inspired to a few in their such a lot profound and innovative notion via Bergson's metaphysical and mental paintings: Cassirer, Meyerson, de Broglie, Metz, Jankelevitch, Zawirski, and in recent times, Costa de Beauregard, Watanabe, Blanche, and others.
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24 'On the Foundations of Geometry', The Monist IX (1898) 42. 25 Rene Berthelot, Un romantisme utilitaire, Vol. I, Le pragmatisme chez Nietzsche et Poincare, Paris 1912. On different meanings of the term "commodite" in Poincare see Ch. III where the author makes an interesting comparison of Poincare with Mach; also pp. 286-308. 26 Cf. Note 24. 27 'Science and Hypothesis', in The Foundations of Science (trans!. by G. B. Halsted), The Science Press, Lancaster, 1946, p. 86. S. , p. 81. 29 H. P. Robertson, 'Geometry as a Branch of Physics', in Albert Einstein: Philosopher Scientist, p.
M. Schlick, 'Helmholtz als Erkenntnistheoretiker', in Helmholtz als Physiker, Physiologe und Philosopher, Karslruhe 1922, pp. 29-39. Cf. also Note 2. A comprehensive evaluation of Helmholtz' significance can be found in Victor F. Lenzen's essay 'Helmholtz's Theory of Knowledge', in Studies and Essays in the History 0/ Science and Learning in Honor 0/ George Sarton (1946), pp. 301-319. 5 This is what Schlick calls "psychological a priori" in contrast to the Kantian "transcendental a priori". Helmholtz-Schlick, op.
Reichenbach, Atom and Cosmos (transl. by Edward S. Allen), G. Braziller, New York, 1957, p. 38,237,288. Cf. also my article 'The Development of Reichenbach's Epistemology', The Review 0/ Metaphysics XI (1957) 42-67. 8 W. James, 'Remarks on Spencer's Definition of Mind as Correspondence', in Collected Essays and Reviews, Longmans, Green, London, 1920, pp. 43-68; The Principles 0/ Psychology, Dover, New York, 1950, I, pp. 284-289. 4 Matter and Memory, Doubleday Anchor Books, 1955, p. 5. , p. 17. 8 F.
Bergson and Modern Physics: A Reinterpretation and Re-evaluation by Milič Čapek (auth.)