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Earman, John

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Works: 35 works in 176 publications in 4 languages and 5,645 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QC173.59.S65, 212
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Most widely held works by John Earman
Hume's abject failure the argument against miracles by John Earman ( )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Divided into two parts, part one contains a critique of Hume's argument against miricles, and part two consists of primary source material that provides the context for understanding Hume's contribution to the miracles debate
Bangs, crunches, whimpers, and shrieks singularities and acausalities in relativistic spacetimes by John Earman ( )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains the technical issues of general relativity theory and discusses how these issues bear upon philosophical problems about the nature of space and time, causality, and laws of nature. This book provides an overview of the technical literature as well as analytical commentary on its philosophical significance
World enough and space-time : absolute versus relational theories of space and time by John Earman ( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bayes or bust? : a critical examination of Bayesian confirmation theory by John Earman ( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inference, explanation, and other frustrations : essays in the philosophy of science by Earman ( Book )
10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy of physics by Jeremy Butterfield ( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ambition of this volume is twofold: to provide a comprehensive overview of the field and to serve as an indispensable reference work for anyone who wants to work in it. For example, any philosopher who hopes to make a contribution to the topic of the classical-quantum correspondence will have to begin by consulting Klaas Landsmans chapter. The organization of this volume, as well as the choice of topics, is based on the conviction that the important problems in the philosophy of physics arise from studying the foundations of the fundamental theories of physics. It follows that there is no sharp line to be drawn between philosophy of physics and physics itself. Some of the best work in the philosophy of physics is being done by physicists, as witnessed by the fact that several of the contributors to the volume are theoretical physicists: viz., Ellis, Emch, Harvey, Landsman, Rovelli, t Hooft, the last of whom is a Nobel laureate. Key features - Definitive discussions of the philosophical implications of modern physics - Masterly expositions of the fundamental theories of modern physics - Covers all three main pillars of modern physics: relativity theory, quantum theory, and thermal physics - Covers the new sciences grown from these theories: for example, cosmology from relativity theory; and quantum information and quantum computing, from quantum theory - Contains special Chapters that address crucial topics that arise in several different theories, such as symmetry and determinism - Written by very distinguished theoretical physicists, including a Nobel Laureate, as well as by philosophers - Definitive discussions of the philosophical implications of modern physics - Masterly expositions of the fundamental theories of modern physics - Covers all three main pillars of modern physics: relativity theory, quantum theory, and thermal physics - Covers the new sciences that have grown from these theories: for example, cosmology from relativity theory; and quantum information and quantum computing, from quantum theory - Contains special Chapters that address crucial topics that arise in several different theories, such as symmetry and determinism - Written by very distinguished theoretical physicists, including a Nobel Laureate, as well as by philosophers
Foundations of space-time theories by Conference on the Foundations of Space-Time Theories ( Book )
14 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A primer on determinism by John Earman ( Book )
11 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical problems of the internal and external worlds : essays on the philosophy of Adolf Grünbaum ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bangs, crunches, whimpers, and shrieks singularities and acausality in relativistic spacetimes by John Earman ( )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Attraction of gravitation : new studies in the history of general relativity ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ceteris paribus laws ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natural and social sciences seem very often, though usually only implicitly, to hedge their laws by ceteris paribus clauses - a practice which is philosophically very hard to understand because such clauses seem to render the laws trivial and unfalsifiable. After early worries the issue is vigorously discussed in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mind since ca. 15 years. This volume collects the most prominent philosophers of science in the field and presents a lively, controversial, but well-integrated, highly original and up-to-date discussion of the issue. It will be the reference book in the coming years concerning ceteris paribus laws
Philosophy of physics ( )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy of physics ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inference, explanation, and other philosophical frustrations : essays in the philosophy of science ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical problems of the internal and external worlds : essays concerning the philosophy of Adolf Grünbaum ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Testing scientific theories by John Earman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recent work on time travel by John Earman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relativity and eclipses : the British eclipse expeditions of 1919 and their predecessors by John Earman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some aspects of temporal asymmetry by John Earman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Earman, J.
Earman, John S.
Earman, John S. 1942-
Languages
English (155)
Spanish (1)
German (1)
Italian (1)
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