Determinism and indeterminism in modern physics : historical and systematic studies of the problem of causality / by Ernst Cassirer ; translated by O. Theodor Benfey ; with a preface by Henry Margenau.


New Haven : Yale University Press, 1956.

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Standard Title Determinismus und Indeterminismus in der modernen Physik. English
Subjects Causaliteit.
CausaliteĢ (Physique)
Causality (Physics)
Determinisme.
DeĢterminisme (Philosophie)
Natuurkunde.
Physics -- Philosophy.
Physique - Philosophie.
Physique -- Philosophie.
Description xxiv, 227 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1956.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-216) and index.
Contents part I. Historical introduction. The "Laplacean spirit" -- Metaphysical and critical determinism -- pt. II. The causality principle in classical physics. The basic types of statements in physics: statements of the results of measurements -- Statements of laws -- Statements of principles -- The general principle of causality -- pt. III. Causality and probability. Dynamic and statistical conformity to law -- The logical character of statistical statements -- pt. IV. The problem of causality in quantum theory. The foundations of quantum theory and the uncertainty relations -- The history and epistemology of the concept of the atom -- pt. V. Causality and continuity. The principle of continuity in classical physics -- The problem of the "material point" -- Concluding remarks and implications for ethics.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)568572
(OCoLC)ocm00568572
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WorldCat Identities Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945.
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