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David Hilbert

Resources

  • the (English translation) of the lecture of David Hilbert at the International Congress of Mathematicians at Paris in 1900 (with the list of “Hilbert’s problems”) is here

  • Felix E. Browder. Mathematical Developments Arising from Hilbert Problems. Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics. XXVIII.2. American Mathematical Society.

Lectures by Hilbert on physics and especially on general relativity are collected here:

  • Tilman Sauer, Ulrich Majer with Arne Schirrmacher, Heinz-Jürgen Schmidt (eds.), David Hilbert’s “Lectures on the foundations of physics”, 1915-1927 : relativity, quantum theory and epistemology, Springer 2009

Around pages 417, 423 there is discussion of “Weltgesetze”, roughly what today in fundamental physical might be called theories of everything, with some remarks comparing to the perspective of Hegel in the Science of Logic.

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