The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic Reasoning in Explanation, Reduction, and Emergence

Oxford University Press (2002)
Robert Batterman examines a form of scientific reasoning called asymptotic reasoning, arguing that it has important consequences for our understanding of the scientific process as a whole. He maintains that asymptotic reasoning is essential for explaining what physicists call universal behavior. With clarity and rigor, he simplifies complex questions about universal behavior, demonstrating a profound understanding of the underlying structures that ground them. This book introduces a valuable new method that is certain to fill explanatory gaps across disciplines.
Keywords Reasoning  Science Philosophy  Science Methodology
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Call number Q175.32.R45.B37 2002
ISBN(s) 0195146476   9780195146479   0195146476 (acidfree paper)   9780195314885
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