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A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity - The by Edmund T. Whittaker

By Edmund T. Whittaker

First-class therapy of Electrodynamics and Relativity conception from a decent old standpoint. Whittaker's perspectives are suppressed simply because he used to be courageous adequate to inform the reality in regards to the actual contributions of Einstein to the Relativity conception (properly attributed to Poincaré and Lorentz).

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For Carnap’s views on the matter, see Carnap ([1934b] 1937, sec. 72; 1936). For a diagnosis of what the rejection of epistemology amounts to for Carnap, see Richardson 1996a; 1998, chap. 9. 27. The radical nature of the agenda of scientific philosophy for the left wing of the Vienna Circle is explored in Friedman 1996 and in the literature cited in note 3 above. 28. Quine’s recitations of the history of “the empiricist tradition” are legion. Important examples are found in Quine 1969; 1995, chaps.

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