Hans Reichenbach

[Revised entry by Clark Glymour and Frederick Eberhardt on November 1, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Described as perhaps "the greatest empiricist of the 20th century" (Salmon,
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[Revised entry by Clark Glymour and Frederick Eberhardt on November 1, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Described as perhaps "the greatest empiricist of the 20th century" (Salmon, 1977a), the work of Hans Reichenbach (1891 - 1953) provides one of the main statements of empiricist philosophy in the 20th century. Provoked by the conflict between (neo-) Kantian a priorism and Einstein's relativity of space and time, Reichenbach developed a scientifically inspired philosophy and an uncompromisingly empiricist epistemology. He was literate in the physical science of his time, and acquainted with many of its most...

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