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Physical theory : method and interpretation

Author: Lawrence Sklar; Marc Lange
Publisher: New York, New York : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection surveys two aspects of contemporary philosophy of science: the methods of physical science and crucial aspects of foundational theories of physics. Part 1 explores the methodological topics, scientific explanation, probabilistic explanation, laws of nature, interpretation of theories, the structure of physical theories, and evolution and revolution in scientific change. In part 2 the studies of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Physical theory.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2013010048
(OCoLC)842316233
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Sklar; Marc Lange
ISBN: 9780199336029 0199336024
OCLC Number: 891386573
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 293 pages)
Contents: Introduction ; I. Scientific Method ; 1. Scientific Explanation - James Woodward ; 2. Probabilistic Explanation - Michael Strevens ; 3. The Nature of Laws - Marc Lange ; 4. Reading Nature: The Interpretation of Scientific Theories - Kyle Stanford ; 5. Structure of Theories - Kerry McKenzie and Simon Saunders ; 6. Evolution and Revolution in Science - Jarrett Leplin ; II. Foundations of Physics ; 7. What Can We Learn About the Ontology of Space and Time From the Theory of Relativity - John D. Norton ; 8. QM - Laura Ruetsche ; 9. Statistical Mechanics in Physical Theory - Lawrence Sklar ; Index
Responsibility: edited by Lawrence Sklar ; contributors, Marc Lange [and eight others].

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In nine new essays, distinguished philosophers of science discuss outstanding issues in scientific methodology -especially that of the physical sciences-and address philosophical questions that arise  Read more...

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