David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Westview Press (1992)
The study of the physical world had its origins in philosophy, and, two-and-one-half millennia later, the scientific advances of the twentieth century are bringing the two fields closer together again. So argues Lawrence Sklar in this brilliant new text on the philosophy of physics.Aimed at students of both disciplines, Philosophy of Physics is a broad overview of the problems of contemporary philosophy of physics that readers of all levels of sophistication should find accessible and engaging. Professor Sklar’s talent for clarity and accuracy is on display throughout as he guides students through the key problems: the nature of space and time, the problems of probability and irreversibility in statistical mechanics, and, of course, the many notorious problems raised by quantum mechanics.Integrated by the theme of the interconnectedness of philosophy and science, and linked by many references to the history of both disciplines, Philosophy of Physics is always clear, while remaining faithful to the complexity and integrity of the issues. It will take its place as a classic text in a field of fundamental intellectual importance.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$17.90 used (62% off) $35.00 new (24% off) $41.72 direct from Amazon (10% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||QC6.S579 1992|
|ISBN(s)||0198751389 0813306256 0813305993 9780198751380 9780813306254|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Christopher Weaver (2012). What Could Be Caused Must Actually Be Caused. Synthese 184 (3):299-317.
Frank Hofmann (2006). Truthmaking, Recombination, and Facts Ontology. Philosophical Studies 128 (2):409-440.
Meinard Kuhlmann & Wolfgang Pietsch (2012). What Is and Why Do We Need Philosophy of Physics? Journal for General Philosophy of Science 43 (2):209-214.
R. I. G. Hughes (2006). Theoretical Practice: The Bohm-Pines Quartet. Perspectives on Science 14 (4):457-524.
Similar books and articles
Katherine A. Brading & Elena Castellani (eds.) (2003). Symmetries in Physics: Philosophical Reflections. Cambridge University Press.
Mary B. Hesse (1961/2005). Forces and Fields: The Concept of Action at a Distance in the History of Physics. Dover Publications.
John Ellis (2000). Quantum Reflections. Cambridge University Press.
Mark Wilson (2009). Determinism and the Mystery of the Missing Physics. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 60 (1):173-193.
Jenann Ismael (2009). Probability in Deterministic Physics. Journal of Philosophy 106 (2):89-108.
J. T. Ismael (2009). Probability in Deterministic Physics. Journal of Philosophy 106 (2):89-108.
Paul M. Clark (ed.) (1981). Modern Physics and Problems of Knowledge. Open University Press.
Roberto Torretti (1999). The Philosophy of Physics. Cambridge University Press.
Peter Kosso (1998). Appearance and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Physics. Oxford University Press.
Lawrence Sklar (1993). Physics and Chance: Philosophical Issues in the Foundations of Statistical Mechanics. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads38 ( #53,932 of 1,679,274 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #48,280 of 1,679,274 )
How can I increase my downloads?