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Atomic discourse inThe Feynman Lectures on Physics

Author: David A Edwards Affiliation: Dept. of Mathematics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, U.S.A.
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Synthese : An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, v65 n3 (198512): 445-480
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We examine the compromises that are actually made in modern scientific discourse concerning atoms. We conclude that even the ideals of clarity and consistency can be legitimately compromised in order to obtain other advantages.
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: David A Edwards Affiliation: Dept. of Mathematics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, U.S.A.
ISSN:0039-7857
Language Note: English
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We examine the compromises that are actually made in modern scientific discourse concerning atoms. We conclude that even the ideals of clarity and consistency can be legitimately compromised in order to obtain other advantages.

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