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}
}
  • U. Majer, T. Sauer
  • Published 20 May 2004
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
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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