# Hilbert’s “World Equations” and His Vision of a Unified Science

@article{Majer2005HilbertsE, title={Hilbert’s “World Equations” and His Vision of a Unified Science}, author={Ulrich Majer and Tilman Sauer}, journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics}, year={2005}, volume={11}, pages={259-276} }

In summer 1923, a year after his lectures on the `New Foundation of Mathematics' and half a year before the republication of his two notes on the `Foundations of Physics,' Hilbert delivered a trilogy of lectures in Hamburg. In these lectures, Hilbert expounds in an unusually explicit manner his epistemological perspective on science as a subdiscipline of an all embracing science of mathematics. The starting point of Hilbert's considerations is the claim that the class of gravitational and…

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