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The aim and structure of physical theory.

Author: Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem
Publisher: Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1954.
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Duhem, Pierre Maurice Marie, 1861-1916.
Aim and structure of physical theory.
Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1954
(OCoLC)594261361
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem
ISBN: 069102524X 9780691025247
OCLC Number: 888285
Notes: Translation of La théorie physique: son objet et sa structure.
Description: xxii, 344 pages 25 cm
Responsibility: Foreword by Prince Louis de Broglie. Translated from the French by Philip P. Wiener.

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"The central proposition of this famous book is that physical theories are conventions serving to economize scientific thought rather than descriptions or explanations of the way the world is made. Read more...

 
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