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The logical leap : induction in physics

Author: David Harriman
Publisher: New York : New American Library, ©2010.
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" ... based on Ayn Rand's theory of concepts; inspired by and expanding on a series of lectures by Leonard Peikoff"--Page 4 of cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Harriman
ISBN: 9780451230058 0451230051
OCLC Number: 462902937
Description: xii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The nature of concepts --
Generalizations as hierarchical --
Perceiving first-level causal connections --
Conceptualizing first-level causal connections --
The structure of inductive reasoning --
Galileo's kinematics --
Newton's optics --
The methods of difference and agreement --
Induction as inherent in conceptualization --
The birth of celestial physics --
Mathematics and causality --
The power of mathematics --
Proof of Kepler's theory --
The development of dynamics --
The discovery of universal gravitation --
Discovery is proof --
Chemical elements and atoms --
The kinetic theory of gases --
The unification of chemistry --
The method of proof --
Misapplying the inductive method --
Abandoning the inductive method --
Physics as inherently mathematical --
The science of philosophy --
An end-and a new beginning.
Responsibility: David Harriman ; with an introduction by Leonard Peikoff.
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