Science and Human Experience

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IN addition to the renowned protagonists of mathematical physics and cosmical astronomy, of whom Eddington and Jeans are the best known in Great Britain, but of whom also many others are recognised, for example, De Sitter of The Hague, Max Planck of Berlin, H. N. Russell of Princeton, E. A. Milne of Oxford, Bohr and Heisenberg of Copenhagen, not to mention other well-known names, such as R. H. Fowler, C. G. Darwin, the Thomsons, and many more, there has now arisen one who apparently is well acquainted with the work of all these geniuses, but finds it possible to differ from them in several important particulars, and with a cultivated historic sense to review the progress of physics from the days of Copernicus and Galileo to the present time. This writer is Dr. Herbert Dingle, honorary secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society, and assistant professor of astrophysics at the Imperial College, South Kensington. He has written a compact book, mainly on the philosophy of physics, but incidentally on the philosophy of science in general.

Science and Human Experience.

By Prof. Herbert Dingle. Pp. 141. (London: Williams and Norgate, Ltd., 1931.) 6s. net.

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LODGE, O. Science and Human Experience. Nature 129, 147–150 (1932) doi:10.1038/129147a0

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