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The Oxford handbook of philosophy of physics

Author: Robert Batterman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats

This Handbook provides an overview of many of the topics that currently engage philosophers of physics. It surveys new issues and the problems that have become a focus of attention in recent years.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Batterman
ISBN: 9780195392043 0195392043 9780190855185 0190855185
OCLC Number: 1008931784
Notes: Optryk af 1st edition 2013
Description: ix, 688 p.
Contents: Introduction 1. For a Philosophy of Hydrodynamics Olivier Darrigol2. What is Classical mechanics anyway? Mark Wilson3. Causation in Classical Mechanics Sheldon Smith4. Theories of Matter: Infinities and Renormalization Leo P. Kadanoff5. Turn and Face the Strange...Ch-ch-changes: Philosophical questions raised by phase transitions Craig Callender and Tarun Menon6. Effective Field Theories Jonathan Bain7. The Tyranny of Scales Robert Batterman8. Symmetry Sorin Bangu9. Symmetry and Equivalence Gordon Belot10. Indistinguishability Simon Saunders11. Unification in Physics Margaret Morrison12. Measurement and Classical Regime in Quantum Mechanics Guido Bacciagaluppi13. The Everett Interpretation David Wallace14. Unitary Equivalence and Physical Equivalence Laura Ruetsche15. Substantivalist and Relationalist Approaches to Spacetime Oliver Pooley16. Global Spacetime Structure Jon Byron Manchak17. Philosophy of Cosmology Chris Smeenk
Responsibility: edited by Robert Batterman


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