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The Nature of the Physical World
Gifford Lectures (1927)


  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107663855

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  • Sir Arthur Eddington (1882–1944) was both a key figure in the development of astrophysics during the early part of the twentieth century and a notable philosopher of science. Originally published in 1928, this book contains the substance of the Gifford Lectures which were delivered by Eddington at the University of Edinburgh in January to March 1927. The text discusses the philosophical outcome of fundamental changes in scientific thought related to areas such as the theory of relativity, quantum theory and thermodynamics. This is a highly insightful title that will be of value to anyone with an interest in Eddington, the development of physics and the philosophy of science.

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    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107663855
    • length: 382 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The downfall of classical physics
    2. Relativity
    3. Time
    4. The running-down of the universe
    5. 'Becoming'
    6. Gravitation: the law
    7. Gravitation: the explanation
    8. Man's place in the universe
    9. The quantum theory
    10. The new quantum theory
    11. World buildings
    12. Pointer readings
    13. Reality
    14. Causation
    15. Science and mysticism

  • Author

    Arthur Eddington

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