Cosmology: Methodological Debates in the 1930s and 1940s

[Revised entry by George Gale on June 4, 2015. Changes to: Bibliography] Sometimes, philosophy drives science. Cosmology between 1932 - 48 provides an excellent example how explicitly
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[Revised entry by George Gale on June 4, 2015. Changes to: Bibliography] Sometimes, philosophy drives science. Cosmology between 1932 - 48 provides an excellent example how explicitly philosophical considerations directed the evolution of a modern science during a crucial period of its development. The following article exhibits these philosophical aspects of cosmological thinking in detail, beginning with a brief sketch of the historical development of general relativity cosmology until 1932. Following this, the historical...

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