Philosophy, Mathematics and Modern Physics

A Dialogue

  • Enno Rudolph
  • Ion-Olimpiu Stamatescu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Enno Rudolph, Ion-Olimpiu Stamatescu
      Pages 2-17
  3. Space and Time, Cosmology and Quantum Theory

  4. Philosophical Concepts and the Mathematics of Physics

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 243-244

About this book


In recent times a new dialogue has begun between the natural sciences and the humanities. This is particularly true of physics and philosophy, whose sphere of mutual interest expanded significantly with the advent of quantum mechanics. Among other topics, the discussion covers the evolution of theories, the role of mathematics in the physical sciences, the perception and cognition of nature and definitions of space and time. In contrast to the custom of the last two centuries, mathematics - the language of physics - is once again finding a respected place in the discourse of philosophers. The interdisciplinary communication between philosophers, mathematicians and physicists will be given new impetus by the thoughtful and wide-ranging contributions to this book.


cosmology field theory mathematics mechanics modern physics philosophy philosophy of mathematics philosophy of science physics quantum field theory quantum mechanics quantum physics quantum theory theoretical physics universe

Editors and affiliations

  • Enno Rudolph
    • 1
  • Ion-Olimpiu Stamatescu
    • 1
  1. 1.Forschungsstätte der Evangelischen StudiengemeinschaftHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78810-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78808-6
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