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Physics, Logic, and History : Based on the First International Colloquium held at the University of Denver, May 16-20, 1966

Author: Wolfgang Yourgrau; Allen D Breck
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1970.
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It is a trite and often lamented fact that every academic discipline suffers from the malady of overspecialization and expertise. Who, in his scholarly experience, has not encountered technical gibberish and the jargon of the pundit? The contributors to this work have aUempted to remove the artifi­ cial barriers between these respective disciplines. The purpose of this volume is to explore the ever present links  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Yourgrau; Allen D Breck
ISBN: 9781468417517 1468417517 9781468417494 1468417495
OCLC Number: 851823602
Description: 1 online resource (volumes)
Contents: I. A Realist View of Logic, Physics, and History --
II. Knowledge and Physical Reality --
III. The Science of History and Notions of Personality --
IV. The Growth of a Theoretical Model: A Simple Case Study --
V. Existence --
VI. The Problems of Unifying Cosmology with Microphysics --
VII. The Evolution of Evolution --
VIII. Plea for Pluralism in Philosophy and Physics --
IX. On Semantic Information --
X. Quantification and Ontological Commitment --
XI. Possible Internal Subquantum Motions of Elementary Particles --
XII. The Three Kings of Physics --
XIII. Scepticism and the Study of History --
XIV. Causation in History --
XV. Relativity Theory and Historicity of Physical Systems --
XVI. General Relativity as an Open Theory --
XVII. What Is Russell’s Theory of Descriptions? --
XVIII. The Non-Quantal Foundations of Quantum Mechanics --
XIX. Some Problems of the Connection between Technical Development and Economic History --
XX. Is Science Human? --
Conclusion The Editors.
Responsibility: edited by Wolfgang Yourgrau, Allen D. Breck.

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