Between Rationalism and Empiricism

Selected Papers in the Philosophy of Physics

  • Erhard Scheibe
  • Brigitte Falkenburg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Erhard Scheibe
    Pages 1-86
  3. Erhard Scheibe
    Pages 87-155
  4. Erhard Scheibe
    Pages 157-227
  5. Erhard Scheibe
    Pages 229-301
  6. Erhard Scheibe
    Pages 303-377
  7. Erhard Scheibe
    Pages 379-451
  8. Erhard Scheibe
    Pages 453-512
  9. Erhard Scheibe
    Pages 513-583
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 585-627

About this book


Erhard Scheibe is one of the most outstanding German philosophers of science. He has written extensively on all the problems that confront the philosophy of mathematics and physics: rationalism versus empiricism, the laws of nature, and reductionism. He has published books on the logical foundations of quantum mechanics and on the reduction of physical theories. Little of his work has been translated into English. This collection of 38 essays is intended to remedy this omission and to help to make Erhard Scheibe's philosophical ideas better known to an international audience.


Albert Einstein Paul Feyerabend The Philosophy of Mathematics The Philosophy of Physics axiomatization invariance mechanics quantum mechanics reduction science

Authors and affiliations

  • Erhard Scheibe
    • 1
  1. 1.HamburgGermany

Editors and affiliations

  • Brigitte Falkenburg
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für PhilosophieUniversität DortmundDortmundGermany

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