publication . Article . 2010

E. W. Beth as a philosopher of physics

Dieks, Dennis;
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  • Published: 04 Sep 2010 Journal: Synthese, volume 179, pages 271-284 (issn: 0039-7857, eissn: 1573-0964, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract
This paper examines E. W. Beth’s work in the philosophy of physics, both from a historical and a systematic point of view. Beth saw the philosophy of physics first of all as an opportunity to illustrate and promulgate a new and modern general approach to the philosophy of nature and to philosophy tout court: an approach characterized negatively by its rejection of all traditional metaphysics and positively by its firm orientation towards science. Beth was successful in defending this new ideology, and became its leading Dutch representative in the first two decades after the second world war. Beth also contributed importantly to the method of the philosophy of p...
Subjects
free text keywords: Philosophy, General Social Sciences, Philosophy of sport, Philosophy of physics, Nature, Philosophy of science, Philosophy education, Philosophy of computer science, Western philosophy, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Social Sciences(all)
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publication . Article . 2010

E. W. Beth as a philosopher of physics

Dieks, Dennis;