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Space, Number, and Geometry from Helmholtz to Cassirer

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Helmholtz's Relationship to Kant.- The Discussion of Kant's Transcendental Aesthetic.- Axioms, Hypotheses, and Definitions.- Number and Magnitude.- Projective Metric and the Concept of Space.- Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries in the Interpretation of Physical Measurements.- Non-Euclidean Geometry and Einstein's General Relativity: Cassirer's View in 1921.

About the Author

Francesca Biagioli completed her PhD in philosophy and history of science at the University of Turin, Italy, in 2012. Her areas of specialization are Kant, neo-Kantianism, and the history of philosophy of science in the 19th Century. She is the author of articles about the philosophy of science of neo-Kantians such as Hermann Cohen, Alois Riehl and Ernst Cassirer, and scientists and mathematicians such as Hermann von Helmholtz and Otto Hoelder.

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