Volume 17 2009

Hermann von Helmholtz's Mechanism: The Loss of Certainty

A Study on the Transition from Classical to Modern Philosophy of Nature

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-5629-1 (Print) 978-1-4020-5630-7 (Online)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

  2. Mechanism Between the Classical and the Modern Conception of Science

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      Pages 1-11

      Introduction

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 15-22

      The Conception of Mechanism

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 23-31

      The Classical Conception of Science

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      Pages 33-41

      Three Traditions in Mechanism

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      Pages 43-54

      Contours of Modern Philosophy of Nature

  3. Helmholtz's Mechanism at the Dawn of Modernity

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 57-74

      Helmholtz, a Bildungsbürger, Scientist, and Research Strategist

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 75-157

      Helmholtz’s Classical Mechanism

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 159-227

      The Hypothetization of Helmholtz’s Mechanism

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 229-248

      Conditions and Causes for the Change in Helmholtz’s Conception of Science and Nature

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 249-283