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Sensations of Tone as the Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music
In 1860 while Helmholtz was planning the third volume of his physiological optics he wrote to F. C. Donders (1818–1889), a physiologist and ophthalmologist at the University of Utrecht: “I have setExpand
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Knowledge and Error: Sketches on the Psychology of Enquiry
I. Philosophical and Scientific Thought.- II. A Psycho-physiological Consideration.- III. Memory. Reproduction and Association.- IV. Reflex, Instinct, Will, Ego.- V. Development of Individuality in aExpand
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Common Frontiers of the Exact Sciences and the Humanities
Abstract. The physicist Franz Serafin Exner (1849–1926) was a prominent Austrian spokesman for the new developments that were coupled with turn-of-the-century experiments and theories related toExpand
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Boltzmann’s Conception of Theory Construction: The Promotion of Pluralism, Provisionalism, and Pragmatic Realism
Boltzmann’s contributions to theoretical physics constitute a landmark in the history and philosophy of science. His papers and treatises that bear on statistical mechanics and the kinetic theory ofExpand
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Knowledge and Error
Living beings have reached equilibrium with their surroundings by means of adaptation that is partly innate and permanent, partly acquired and temporary. However, a mode of organization and behaviourExpand
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On Thought Experiments
Man collects experiences by observing changes in his surroundings. However, the most interesting and instructive changes for him are those that he can influence through his own intervention andExpand
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The Helmholtz Legacy in Physiological Acoustics
Envoi.- Jed Buchwald.- Acknowledgments Erwin Hiebert.- Eloge Joan Richards.- Introduction Myles Jackson.- I. Helmholtz.- II. Shohe Tanaka, Just Intonation and the Enharmonium.- III. Max Planck.- IV.Expand
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