MODERN SCIENCE AND ITS PHILOSOPHY by Philipp Frank

MODERN SCIENCE AND ITS PHILOSOPHY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The last half century has been a period of great upheaval in the fundamental concepts of space, time, matter and energy that are the basis of the scientist's way of examining the universe. This upheaval has influenced strongly the basic concepts of philosophy as well, so that no longer is it possible for either the scientist or the philosopher to regard the other's field as irrelevant in the pursuit of his own. Dr. Frank sums up forty years of thinking and teaching in the fields of mathematical physics and the philosophy of science at Harvard. The result is a book that should help greatly to impart a sense of unity and integration to the serious students in both fields, but it requires too thorough a background, particularly in science, to be of help to the general reader.

Publisher: Harvard Press