Adolf Grünbaum


Andrew Mellon Professor of Philosophy of Science
Research Professor of Psychiatry
Chairman, Center for Philosophy of Science
University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2. What example(s) from your work illustrates the role formal methods can play in philosophy?

In my concern with the foundations of Einstein's special theory of relativity, I found great epistemological value in the 1924 German original of Hans Reichenbach's Axiomatization of the Theory of Relativity (1969): He endeavored to axiomatize that theory in such a way that its logically independent physical axioms were so chosen as to be each more or less separately accessible to test by known or envisioned experimental results.

Read the remaining part of Adolf Grünbaum's interview in the book Formal Philosophy

ISBN-10    87-991013-1-9    hardcopy
ISBN-10    87-991013-0-0    paperback
Published by Automatic Press ● VIP, 2005

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