The law of causality and its limits

Philipp Frank ; edited by Robert S. Cohen ; translated by Marie Neurath and Robert S. Cohen

The Law of Causality and its Limits (1931) a principal work from the classical period of the Vienna Circle, was written by Philipp Frank, a physicist and philosopher, to clarify the strengths and weaknesses of the notion of causal explanation. The book contains analyses of central issues in the philosophy of science: meaning of general statements, determinism, vitalism, lawfulness in biology and physical science, irreversibility, cause and chance, among others.

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  • Preface. I. The Dangers of Meaninglessness for Statements of Great Generality. II. The Most Incisive Formulation of the Law of Causality: Laplace's Demand for a World-Formula. III. Currents of Thought Hostile to Causality. IV. Causality, Finalism and Vitalism. V. Physical Lawfulness and Causality. VI. Causality and Chance. VII. Causality and Quantum Mechanics. VIII. Causality, Chance or Plan in the Development of the World? IX. Difficulties in the Formulation of a General Law of Causality. X. On the So-Called 'True' World. XI. On the Validity of the Law of Causality.

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書名 The law of causality and its limits
著作者等 Cohen, R. S.
Frank, Philipp
Cohen Robert S.
書名別名 Kausalgesetz und seine Grenzen
シリーズ名 Vienna circle collection
出版元 Kluwer
刊行年月 c1998
ページ数 xiii, 299 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0792345517
NCID BA33638429
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言語 英語
原文言語 ドイツ語
出版国 オランダ