Wittgenstein flies a kite: a story of models of wings and models of the world

dc.contributor.authorSterrett, Susan G.
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-14T22:38:10Z
dc.date.available2014-07-14T22:38:10Z
dc.date.issued2005-11-16
dc.descriptionToys to overcome time, distance, and gravity -- To fly like a bird, not float like a cloud -- Finding a place in the world -- A new continent -- A new age-old problem to solve -- The physics of miniature worlds -- Models of wings and models of the world -- A world made of facts.en_US
dc.descriptionFirst Edition edition
dc.descriptionUniversity Libraries owns this book: http://libcat.wichita.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=2257817 Call No: B3376.W564 S8765 2006
dc.description.abstractThe philosophy of language and experimental research in aeronautics made great leaps at about the same time in the early twentieth century. Strange as it may sound, this was no coincidence. Sterrett explains what Wittgenstein s glimpse of a solution to the problem of language in 1914 had to do with experimental models, which had been so crucial to the Wright brothers solving the problem of flight. On the eve of the First World War in Europe, Wittgenstein left aeronautical research to study philosophy. He was deeply dissatisfied with Bertrand Russell s solution to the paradoxes of logic, the theory of types. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic Ocean, a physicist trying to improve U.S. aeronautical research capability pondered how the logic of empirical equations held the key to identifying physically similar situations, which in turn would explain the success of the Wright brothers airplane built from cardboard cartons and bicycle parts. His conclusion held an answer to Wittgenstein s problems about the logic of propositions.en_US
dc.format.extentxxii, 329 p.
dc.identifier.citationSterrett, Susan G. Wittgenstein flies a kite: a story of models of wings and models of the world. New York : Pi Press, 2005. --xxii, 329 p.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0131499971
dc.identifier.isbn978-0131499973
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/10664
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherPi Pressen_US
dc.subjectWittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951en_US
dc.subjectWittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951.--Tractatus logico-philosophicusen_US
dc.subjectAeronautics--Mathematical modelsen_US
dc.subjectLanguage and languages--Philosophyen_US
dc.subjectLogicen_US
dc.subjectWittgenstein, Ludwig--Knowledge--Engineering modelsen_US
dc.titleWittgenstein flies a kite: a story of models of wings and models of the worlden_US
dc.typeBooken_US
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