The heuristic role of Maxwell's mechanical model of electromagnetic phenomena

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Mary Hesse (1973). Logic of Discovery in Maxwell's Electromagnetic Theory. In Ronald N. Giere & Richard S. Westfall (eds.), Foundations of Scientific Method: The Nineteenth Century. Bloomington,Indiana University Press 86--114.
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Giora Hon & Bernard R. Goldstein (2012). Maxwell’s Contrived Analogy: An Early Version of the Methodology of Modeling. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 43 (4):236-257.
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