On the Metaphysics of Experimental Physics

Palgrave Macmillan (2005)
This provocative and critical work addresses the question of why scientific realists and positivists consider experimental physics to be a natural and empirical science. Taking insights from contemporary science studies, continental philosophy, and the history of physics, this book describes and analyzes the metaphysical presuppositions that underwrite the technological use of experimental apparatus and instruments to explore, model, and understand nature.
Keywords Physics Methodology  Physical measurements  Physics Philosophy
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Call number QC33.R594 2005
ISBN(s) 1403945284
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