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Earman, John

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Works: 36 works in 249 publications in 4 languages and 9,626 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by John Earman
World enough and space-time : absolute versus relational theories of space and time by John Earman( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface p. xi <br> Notation p. xiii <br> Introduction p. 1 <br>1 The Origins of the Absolute-Relational Controversy p. 6 <br>2 Classical Space-Times p. 27 <br>3 Choosing a Classical Space-Time p. 41 <br>4 Rotation p. 61 <br>5 Relational Theories of Motion: A Twentieth-Century Perspective p. 91 <br>6 Substantivalism: Newton versus Leibniz p. 111 <br>7 Kant, Incongruent Counterparts, and Absolute Space p. 137 <br>8 Modern Treatments of Substantivalism and Relationism p. 154 <br>9 General Relativity and Substantivalism: A Very Holey Story p. 175 <br> Notes p. 209 <br> References p. 220 <br> Index p. 229 <br>
Bayes or bust? : a critical examination of Bayesian confirmation theory by John Earman( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hume's abject failure : the argument against miracles by John Earman( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This vital study offers a new interpretation of Hume's famous "Of Miracles," which notoriously argues against the possibility of miracles. By situating Hume's popular argument in the context of the 18th century debate on miracles, Earman shows Hume's argument to be largely unoriginal and chiefly without merit where it is original. Yet Earman constructively conceives how progress can be made on the issues that Hume's essay so provocatively posed about the ability of eyewitness testimony to establish the credibility of marvelous and miraculous events
Bangs, crunches, whimpers, and shrieks : singularities and acausalities in relativistic spacetimes by John Earman( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost from its inception, Einstein's general theory of relativity was known to sanction spacetime models harboring singularities, which involve a breakdown in the very fabric of space and time and, consequently, a failure of the known laws of physics. Here is where noted philosopher of science John Earman begins this first book-length study of a phenomenon that continues to divide physicists today, and which carries profound implications for the philosophy of space and time. Featuring an overview of the literature on singular spacetime, this informed and provocative volume engages with a numbe
Testing scientific theories by John Earman( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of space-time theories by Conference on the Foundations of Space-Time Theories( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A primer on determinism by John Earman( Book )

13 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inference, explanation, and other frustrations : essays in the philosophy of science by Earman( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cosmos of science : essays of exploration by John Earman( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Philosophical problems of the internal and external worlds : essays on the philosophy of Adolf Grünbaum( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of physics by Jeremy Butterfield( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the philosophical implications of modern physics. This book contains expositions of the fundamental theories of modern physics. It covers three main pillars of modern physics: relativity theory, quantum theory, and thermal physics
The Attraction of gravitation : new studies in the history of general relativity( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ceteris paribus laws by John Earman( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 61 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
Inference, explanation, and other philosophical frustrations : essays in the philosophy of science( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of physics( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the philosophy of science : a text by Merrilee H Salmon( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 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

Philosophy of physics( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of physics( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmos Of Science : Philosophical Problems of the Internal and External Worlds by John Earman( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bayes or bust? : a critical examination of Bayesian confirmation theory
Alternative Names
Earman, J.

Earman, John S.

Earman, John S. 1942-

John Earman American philosopher

John Earman Amerikaans filosoof

John Earman amerikanischer Philosoph

John Earman filósofo estadounidense

Languages
English (222)

German (3)

Spanish (1)

Italian (1)

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Bayes or bust? : a critical examination of Bayesian confirmation theoryHume's abject failure : the argument against miraclesBangs, crunches, whimpers, and shrieks : singularities and acausalities in relativistic spacetimesTesting scientific theoriesA primer on determinismInference, explanation, and other frustrations : essays in the philosophy of scienceThe cosmos of science : essays of explorationPhilosophy of physics