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The determinate world [electronic resource] : Kant and Helmholtz on the physical meaning of geometry / by David Hyder.

By: Hyder, David Jalal, 1964-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Quellen und Studien zur Philosophie: Bd. 69.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, c2009Description: 1 online resource (viii, 229 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9783110217209 (electronic bk.); 3110217201 (electronic bk.); 1282716727; 9781282716728.Other title: Kant and Helmholtz on the physical meaning of geometry.Subject(s): Geometry -- Philosophy | Geometry -- History -- 19th century | Helmholtz, Hermann von, 1821-1894 | Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804 | Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804. Metaphysische Anfangsgr�unde der Naturwissenschaft | Color -- History | MATHEMATICS -- Geometry -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Determinate world.DDC classification: 516.001 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. The empirical determination of physical concepts in Kant's Metaphysical foundations of natural science -- 3. Helmholtz on the comprehension of nature -- 4. Colour-theory and manifolds -- 5. The road to empirical geometry -- 6. Helmholtz on geometry, 1868-1878 -- 7. Conclusion.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-219) and index.

1. Introduction -- 2. The empirical determination of physical concepts in Kant's Metaphysical foundations of natural science -- 3. Helmholtz on the comprehension of nature -- 4. Colour-theory and manifolds -- 5. The road to empirical geometry -- 6. Helmholtz on geometry, 1868-1878 -- 7. Conclusion.

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