Physics, Philosophy, and Education

  • Alan Cromer

Abstract

The proper teaching of science in general, and physics in particular, requires an understanding of the philosophical basis of science. Such a basis was established in the 1920s and 1930s by the scientists and philosophers of the Vienna Circle, only to be cast aside by the remarkable influence of Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Even scientists who should know better are waiting breathlessly for the next revolution that will replace atoms with something that will allow them to fly to the stars.

Keywords

Clay Logical Positivism Gravel Compressibility Alan 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Cromer
    • 1
  1. 1.Northeastern UniversityBostonUSA

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