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By M. Capek

Milic Capek has dedicated his scholarship to the heritage and philosophy of recent physics. With impeccable care, he has mastered the epistemologi­ cal and medical advancements through operating throughout the papers, treatises, correspondence of physicists considering Kant, and also he has placed his studying and significant ability into the similar philosophical literature. Coming from his unique medical occupation with a philosophy doctorate from the Charles college in Prague, Capek has ranged past a narrowly outlined philosophy of physics into normal epistemology of the normal sciences and to the complete ancient evolution of those issues. He has ex­ pounded his perspectives on those issues in a few articles and, systema­ tically, in his e-book The Philosophical influence of latest PhYSiCS, released in 1961 and reprinted with new appendices in 1969. His specific reward for lots of of his readers and scholars lies within the nice interval from the mid-nineteenth century during the foundations of the physics and philosophy of the 20th, and inside this wonderful time, Profes­ sor Capek has develop into a critical expositor and sympathetic critic of the philosophy of Henri Bergson. He joins a exotic crew of students -physicists and philosophers -who were encouraged to a couple in their so much profound and inventive notion by means of Bergson's metaphysical and mental paintings: Cassirer, Meyerson, de Broglie, Metz, Jankelevitch, Zawirski, and in recent times, Costa de Beauregard, Watanabe, Blanche, and others.

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