Induction and scientific realism: Einstein versus Van Fraassen part three: Einstein, aim-oriented empiricism and the discovery of special and general relativity
Graduate studies at Western
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (2):275-305 (1993)
|Abstract||In this paper I show that Einstein made essential use of aim-oriented empiricism in scientific practice in developing special and general relativity. I conclude by considering to what extent Einstein came explicitly to advocate aim-oriented empiricism in his later years.|
|Keywords||Aim-Oriented Empiricism Special Relativity General Relativity Einstein|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Albert Einstein (1961). Relativity: The Special and the General Theory; a Popular Exposition. New York, Crown Publishers.
Dennis Dieks (2006). Another Look at General Covariance and the Equivalence of Reference Frames. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 37 (1):174-191.
Nicholas Maxwell (1974). The Rationality of Scientific Discovery Part II: An Aim Oriented Theory of Scientific Discovery. Philosophy of Science 41 (3):247-295.
Max Born (1965). Einstein's Theory of Relativity. New York, Dover Publications.
Friedel Weinert (2005). Einstein and Kant. Philosophy 80 (4):585-593.
Nicholas Maxwell (1993). Induction and Scientific Realism: Einstein Versus Van Fraassen: Part Two: Aim-Oriented Empiricism and Scientific Essentialism. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (1):81-101.
Nicholas Maxwell (1993). Induction and Scientific Realism: Einstein Versus Van Fraassen Part One: How to Solve the Problem of Induction. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (1):61-79.
John D. Norton (2009). How Hume and Mach Helped Einstein Find Special Relativity. In Michael Friedman, Mary Domski & Michael Dickson (eds.), Discourse on a New Method: Reinvigorating the Marriage of History and Philosophy of Science. Open Court.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads97 ( #8,370 of 739,348 )
Recent downloads (6 months)53 ( #1,028 of 739,348 )
How can I increase my downloads?