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Lydia Patton
Virginia Tech
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Francesca Biagioli’s Space, Number, and Geometry from Helmholtz to Cassirer is a substantial and pathbreaking contribution to the energetic and growing field of researchers delving into the physics, physiology, psychology, and mathematics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The book provides a bracing and painstakingly researched re-appreciation of the work of Hermann von Helmholtz and Ernst Cassirer, and of their place in the tradition, and is worth study for that alone. The contributions of the book go far beyond that, however. It is a clear, accurate, and deep account of fascinating and philosophically momentous implications of the move to relativity theory.
Keywords neo-Kantianism  history of science  history of mathematics  relativity  structuralism
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