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Physical theory : method and interpretation

Author: Lawrence Sklar
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Sklar
ISBN: 9780195145649 019514564X
OCLC Number: 904445052
Notes: Includes index.
Description: VI, 293 Seiten : Diagramme
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: ed. by Lawrence Sklar.

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