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Philosophical Concepts in Physics - The Historical Relation between Philosophy and Scientific Theories (Paperback, New) Loot Price: R2,177
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Philosophical Concepts in Physics - The Historical Relation between Philosophy and Scientific Theories (Paperback, New)

James T. Cushing

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This book examines a selection of philosophical issues in the context of specific episodes in the development of physical theories and presents scientific advances within their historical and philosophical contexts. Philosophical considerations have played an essential and ineliminable role in the actual practice of science. The book begins with some necessary introduction to the history of ancient and early modern science, but emphasizes the two great watersheds of twentieth-century physics: relativity and quantum mechanics. At times the term "construction" may seem more appropriate than "discovery" for the way theories have developed and, especially in later chapters, the discussion focuses on the influence of historical, philosophical and even social factors on the form and content of scientific theories.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 1998
First published: 1998
Authors: James T. Cushing
Dimensions: 247 x 174 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 448
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-521-57823-3
Barcode: 9780521578233
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Physics
Books > Science & Mathematics > Physics > General
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LSN: 0-521-57823-X

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