Axiomathes 22 (1):171-193 (2012)

This paper discusses Husserl’s views on physical theories in the first volume of his Logical Investigations, and compares them with those of his contemporaries Pierre Duhem and Henri Poincaré. Poincaré’s views serve as a bridge to a discussion of Husserl’s almost unknown views on physical geometry from about 1890 on, which in comparison even with Poincaré’s—not to say Frege’s—or almost any other philosopher of his time, represented a rupture with the philosophical tradition and were much more in tune with the physical geometry underlying the Einstein-Hilbert general theory of relativity developed more than two decades later
Keywords Physical theories  Husserl   Hypotheses cum fundamento in re  Duhem  Duhem’s thesis  Poincaré  Physical geometry  Riemann-Helmholtz
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DOI 10.1007/s10516-011-9165-9
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