Ernst Mach – Physics – Philosophy – Education

Ernst Mach – Fyzika – Filosofie – Vzdělávání

The book Ernst Mach – Physics – Philosophy – Education is a sequel to Brno Ernst Mach Days 2008 that took place in the year of the 170th anniversary of his birth in Brno-Chrlice. Ernst Mach was a world famed scientistin the field of experimental physics and philosopher of science, as well as an outstanding teacher and thinker. The book comprises papers by experts in different disciplines specialising in fields that brought fame to Ernst Mach. The first section Ernst Mach – Looking Back (Brno–Graz–Prague) mapping places and events related to his life and work, is followed by sections titled Physics, Philosophy and Education. The section Physics canonically covers threetopics: Mach’s number, Mach’s principle and Mach’s atomism. The section Philosophy maps his way fromphysics through physiology (perceptions and sensing) to psychology and finally philosophy, showing their use in education. The section Education includes papers with Mach-Newtonian topics, as well as those dealing with issues of categorising the contents of natural science education.

Ernst Mach: Fyzika - Filosofie - VzděláváníErnst Mach: Fyzika - Filosofie - Vzdělávání


Petr Dub, Jana Musilová (eds.)
Brno: Masaryk University Press. 2011
ISBN 978-80-210-4808-9
DOI: 10.5817/CZ.MUNI.M210-4808-2011
283 pp. 160×230 mm. Paperback.
Price: 450 CZK

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