Advertisement

The Bild-Conception of Physical Theories from Helmholtz to Hertz

  • Salvo D’agostino
Chapter
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 295)

Abstract

This study will be restricted to a consideration of some aspects of the conceptual history of theoretical physics, as they appeared in the scientific literature in the decades around the turn of the century. The span of time under examination corresponds to the rise and the rapid growth of theoretical physics in Europe, approximately between 1870 and 1930.1

Keywords

Physical Theory Objective Light Narrow Specification History ofScience Kantian Philosophy 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Bitbol, M. and Darrigol, O. eds.: Erwin Schrödinger, Philosophy and the Birth of Quantum Mechanics. Paris, Editions Frontières.Google Scholar
  2. Boltzmann, L.: 1974, Theoretical Physics and Philosophical Problems, ed. by B. McGuinness, Dordrecht, Reidel.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Cappelletti, V. ed.: 1976, Opere di Hermann von Helmholtz. Turin, Utet.Google Scholar
  4. Cassirer, E.: 1950, The Problem of Knowledge. Philosophy, Science and History since Hegel. New Haven, Yale University Press.Google Scholar
  5. Cohen R.S. and Elkana Y. eds.: 1977, H. von Helmholtz, Epistemological Writings. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. xxxvii. Reidel, Dordrecht.Google Scholar
  6. D’Agostino, S.: 1990, ‘Boltzmann and Hertz on the Bild-Conception of Physical Theory,’ History of Science, 28, 380–398.Google Scholar
  7. D’Agostino, S.: 1992 ‘Continuity and Completeness in Physical theory: Schrödinger’s Return to the Wave Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics in the 1950’s,’ in Bitbol and Darrigol, eds., 1992, 339–362.Google Scholar
  8. D’Agostino, S.: 1993, ‘Hertz’s Researches and Their Place in Nineteenth Century Theoretical Physics,’ Centaurus, 36, 46–82.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. D’Agostino, S.: 1975, ‘Hertz’s Researches on Electromagnetic Waves,’ Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences, 6, 261–323.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Giere, R.N. and Richardson, A.W. eds.: 1996, Origins of Logical Empiricism. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press.Google Scholar
  11. Helmholtz, H. von: 1876, ‘Die Tatsachen in der Wahrnehmung,’ in Populäre wissenschaftliche Vorträge, 2 vols. Braunschweig, Vieweg. En. tr. ‘The Facts in Perception,’ in Cohen and Elkana, eds., 1977, 115–185.Google Scholar
  12. Hertz, H.: 1914, Untersuchungen über die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft. Leipzig, Barth. En. tr. 1962, Electric Waves, being researches on the propagation of electric action with finite velocity through space, New York, Dover.Google Scholar
  13. Hertz, H.: 1910 Prinzipien der Mechanick in Neuen Zusammenhange dargestellt. Leipzig, Barth. En. tr. 1956, The Principles of Mechanics presented in a New Form, New York, Dover.Google Scholar
  14. Howard D.: 1996, ‘Relativity, Eindeutigkeit, and Monomorphism: Rudolf Carnap and the Development of the Categority Concept in Formal Semantics,’ in Giere and Richardson, eds., 1996, 1–67.Google Scholar
  15. Howard D.: 1996, ‘Relativity, Eindeutigkeit, and Monomorphism: Rudolf Carnap and the Development of the Categority Concept in Formal Semantics,’ in Giere and Richardson, eds., 1996, 1–67.Google Scholar
  16. Jungnickel, C. and Mc Cormmach, R. eds: 1986, Intellectual Mastery of Nature, Theoretical Physics from Ohm to Einstein, 2 vols. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press.Google Scholar
  17. Radnitsky, G. and Anderson, G. eds.: 1979, The Structure and Development of Science. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Dordrecht, Reidel.Google Scholar
  18. Wilhel W.: 1915, ‘Ziele und methoden der theoretischen Physik,’ Jahrbuch der Relativität und Elektronik, 12, 241–59, 241.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Salvo D’agostino
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro della Storia Contemporanea e dei Quaranta “Edoardo Amaldi”Accademia delle Scienze detta dei QuarantaRomaItaly

Personalised recommendations