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Hans Reichenbach Selected Writings 1909–1953

Volume One

  • Maria Reichenbach
  • Robert S. Cohen

Part of the Vienna Circle Collection book series (VICC, volume 4a)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Memories of Hans Reichenbach

    1. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 1-87
  3. Early Writings on Social Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Maria Reichenbach
      Pages 91-101
    3. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 102-103
    4. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 104-107
    5. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 108-123
    6. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 124-128
    7. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 129-131
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      Pages 132-135
    9. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 136-180
    10. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 181-185
  4. Popular Scientific Articles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 189-191
    3. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 192-195
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      Pages 196-200
    5. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 201-206
    6. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 207-211
    7. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 212-215
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      Pages 216-218
    9. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 219-225
    10. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 226-227
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      Pages 228-231
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      Pages 232-235
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      Pages 236-240
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      Pages 241-244
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      Pages 245-248
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      Pages 249-253
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      Pages 254-257
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      Pages 258-260
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      Pages 261-262
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      Pages 263-269
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      Pages 270-272
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      Pages 273-274
    23. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 275-279
  5. General Scientific Articles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 283-297
    3. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 298-303
    4. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 304-323
    5. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 324-325
    6. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 326-342
    7. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 343-355
    8. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 356-358
    9. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 359-388
    10. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 389-404
    11. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 405-408
    12. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 409-428
  6. Ethical Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-429
    2. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 431-473
    3. Maria Reichenbach, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 474-479

About this book

Introduction

These two volumes form a full portrait of Hans Reichenbach, from the school boy and university student to the maturing and creative scholar, who was as well an immensely devoted teacher and a gifted popular writer and speaker on science and philosophy. We selected the articles for several reasons. Many of them have not pre­ viously been available in English; many are out of print, either in English or in German; some, especially the early ones, have been little known, and deal with subject-matters other than philosophy of science. The genesis and evolu­ tion of Reichenbach's ideas appeared to be of deep interest, and so we in­ cluded papers from four decades, despite occasional redundancy. We were, for example, pleased to include his extensive review article from the encyclo­ pedic Handbuch der Physik of 1929 on 'The Aims and Methods of Physical Knowledge', written at a time of creative collaboration between Reichenbach's Berlin group and the Vienna Circle of Schlick and Carnap. Reichenbach was a pioneer, opening new pathways to the solution of age-old problems in many fields: space, time, causality, induction and probability - philosophical analysis and interpretation of classical physics, relativity and quantum physics - logic, language, ethics, scientific explanation and methodology, critical appreciation and reconstruction of past metaphysical thinkers and scientists from Plato to Leibniz and Kant. Indeed, his own philosophical journey was initiated by his passage from Kant to anti-Kant.

Keywords

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Plato Rudolf Carnap liberty logic philosophy of science probability science

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Reichenbach
  • Robert S. Cohen
    • 1
  1. 1.Boston UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-9761-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-0292-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9761-5
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