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    Thomas Ryckman (2011). What Does History Matter to Philosophy of Physics? Journal of the Philosophy of History 5 (3):496-512.
    Naturalized metaphysics remains a default presupposition of much contemporary philosophy of physics. As metaphysics is supposed to be about the general structure of reality, so a naturalized metaphysics draws upon our best physical theories: Assuming the truth of such a theory, it attempts to answer the “foundational question par excellence “, “how could the world possibly be the way this theory says it is?“ It is argued that attention to historical detail in the development and formulation of physical theories (...)
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    Peter Garik, Luciana Garbayo, Yann Benétreau-Dupin, Charles Winrich, Andrew Duffy, Nicholas Gross & Manher Jariwala (2015). Teaching the Conceptual History of Physics to Physics Teachers. Science and Education 24 (4):387-408.
    For nearly a decade we have taught the history and philosophy of science as part of courses aimed at the professional development of physics teachers. The focus of the history of science instruction is on the stages in the development of the concepts and theories of physics. For this instruction, we designed activities to help the teachers organize their understanding of this historical development. The activities include scientific modeling using archaic theories. We conducted surveys to gauge (...)
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    Mary B. Hesse (1961/2005). Forces and Fields: The Concept of Action at a Distance in the History of Physics. Dover Publications.
    This history of physics focuses on the question, "How do bodies act on one another across space?" The variety of answers illustrates the function of fundamental analogies or models in physics as well as the role of so-called unobservable entities. Forces and Fields presents an in-depth look at the science of ancient Greece, and it examines the influence of antique philosophy on seventeenth-century thought. Additional topics embrace many elements of modern physics--the empirical basis of quantum mechanics, (...)
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    J. L. Heilbron (ed.) (2005). The Oxford Guide to the History of Physics and Astronomy. Oxford University Press.
    With over 150 alphabetically arranged entries about key scientists, concepts, discoveries, technological innovations, and learned institutions, the Oxford Guide to Physics and Astronomy traces the history of physics and astronomy from the Renaissance to the present. For students, teachers, historians, scientists, and readers of popular science books such as Galileo's Daughter, this guide deciphers the methods and philosophies of physics and astronomy as well as the historical periods from which they emerged. Meant to serve the lay (...)
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    Elaine Maria Paiva de Andrade, Jean Faber & Luiz Pinguelli Rosa (2013). A Spontaneous Physics Philosophy on the Concept of Ether Throughout the History of Science: Birth, Death and Revival. [REVIEW] Foundations of Science 18 (3):559-577.
    In the course of the history of science, some concepts have forged theoretical foundations, constituting paradigms that hold sway for substantial periods of time. Research on the history of explanations of the action of one body on another is a testament to the periodic revival of one theory in particular, namely, the theory of ether. Even after the foundation of modern Physics, the notion of ether has directly and indirectly withstood the test of time. Through a spontaneous (...)
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  6. Jon Dorling (1973). Demonstrative Induction: Its Significant Role in the History of Physics. Philosophy of Science 40 (3):360-372.
    It is argued in this paper that the valid argument forms coming under the general heading of Demonstrative Induction have played a highly significant role in the history of theoretical physics. This situation was thoroughly appreciated by several earlier philosophers of science and deserves to be more widely known and understood.
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    Huw Price, 1. The Most Underrated Discovery in the History of Physics?
    Late in the nineteenth century, physics noticed a puzzling conflict between the laws of physics and what actually happens. The laws make no distinction between past and future—if they allow a process to happen one way, they allow it in reverse.1 But many familiar processes are in practice ‘irreversible’, common in one orientation but unknown ‘backwards’. Air leaks out of a punctured tyre, for example, but never leaks back in. Hot drinks cool down to room temperature, but never (...)
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    Koray Karaca (2013). The Strong and Weak Senses of Theory-Ladenness of Experimentation: Theory-Driven Versus Exploratory Experiments in the History of High-Energy Particle Physics. Science in Context 26 (1):93-136.
    In the theory-dominated view of scientific experimentation, all relations of theory and experiment are taken on a par; namely, that experiments are performed solely to ascertain the conclusions of scientific theories. As a result, different aspects of experimentation and of the relation of theory to experiment remain undifferentiated. This in turn fosters a notion of theory-ladenness of experimentation that is too coarse-grained to accurately describe the relations of theory and experiment in scientific practice. By contrast, in this article, I suggest (...)
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  9. Max Jammer (1993). Concepts of Space: The History of Theories of Space in Physics. Dover Publications.
    Newly updated study surveys concept of space from standpoint of historical development. Space in antiquity, Judeo-Christian ideas about space, Newton’s concept of absolute space, space from 18th century to present. Extensive new chapter (6) reviews changes in philosophy of space since publication of second edition (1969). Numerous original quotations and bibliographical references. "...admirably compact and swiftly paced style."—Philosophy of Science. Foreword by Albert Einstein. Bibliography.
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    Jean-Pierre Llored (2016). Kostas Gavroglu and Ana Simões: Neither Physics nor Chemistry. A History of Quantum Chemistry. Foundations of Chemistry 18 (1):81-84.
    In line with their previous studies dedicated to quantum chemistry (Gavroglu and Simões 1994, 2000; Simões and Gavroglu 1997, 2001), the last joint publication by Kostas Gavroglu and Ana Simões provides the readers not only with a fine-grained, rigorous, and highly valuable book on the history of science but also with stimulating epistemological insights about the way ‘in-between’ disciplines, to use the authors’ turn of phrase, emerge from the convergence of diverging ‘styles’ of research and heterogeneous practices. To make (...)
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    D. Bohm (1971). Quantum Theory as an Indication of a New Order in Physics. Part A. The Development of New Orders as Shown Through the History of Physics. Foundations of Physics 1 (4):359-381.
    In this paper, we discuss the general significance of order in physics, as a first step toward the development of new notions of order. We begin with a brief historical discussion of the notions of order underlying ancient Greek views, and then go on to show how these changed in key ways with the rise of classical physics. This leads to a broader view of the significance of order, which helps to indicate what is to be meant by (...)
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    Jed Z. Buchwald & Robert Fox (eds.) (2013). The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics. Oxford University Press.
    part. I. Physics and the new science -- part. II. The long eighteenth century -- part III. Fashioning the discipline : from natural philosophy to physics -- part IV. Modern physics.
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    Anton Z. Capri (2007). From Quanta to Quarks: More Anecdotal History of Physics. World Scientific.
    Chapter Prologue “The scientific theory I like the best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline baggage.” Max Born Ever since, ...
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    Roger G. Newton (2007). From Clockwork to Crapshoot: A History of Physics. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
    From Clockwork to Crapshoot provides the perspective needed to understand contemporary developments in physics in relation to philosophical traditions as far ...
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  15. Brian Pippard (2002). Quantum Generations: A History of Physics in the Twentieth Century. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 33 (1):143-145.
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    Ricardo Karam (2015). Interactions Between Mathematics and Physics: The History of the Concept of Function—Teaching with and About Nature of Mathematics. Science and Education 24 (5 - 6):543-559.
    In this paper, we discuss the history of the concept of function and emphasize in particular how problems in physics have led to essential changes in its definition and application in mathematical practices. Euler defined a function as an analytic expression, whereas Dirichlet defined it as a variable that depends in an arbitrary manner on another variable. The change was required when mathematicians discovered that analytic expressions were not sufficient to represent physical phenomena such as the vibration of (...)
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  17. J. D. Bernal (1972). The Extension of Man: A History of Physics Before 1900. London,Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
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    J. D. Bernal (1972). The Extension of Man: A History of Physics Before the Quantum. Cambridge,M.I.T. Press.
  19. Harry Fawcett Buckley (1927). A Short History of Physics. London, Methuen & Co. Ltd..
     
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  20. Howard T. Milhorn (2008). The History of Physics: A Biographical Approach. Virtualbookworm.Com Pub..
     
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  21. Anne Rooney (2013). The History of Physics. Rosen Pub..
     
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  22. Alfred Nordmann (2003). A History of the Ideas of Theoretical Physics: Essays on the 19th and 20th Century Physics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 34 (4):677-679.
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    Chuang Liu (1992). Einstein and Relativistic Thermodynamics in 1952: A Historical and Critical Study of a Strange Episode in the History of Modern Physics. British Journal for the History of Science 25 (2):185-206.
    Over forty years after the foundations of the special theory of relativity had been securely laid, a heated debate, beginning in 1965, about the correct formulation of relativistic thermodynamics raged in the physics literature. Prior to 1965, relativistic thermodynamics was considered one of the most secure relativistic theories and one of the most simple and elegant examples of relativization in physics. It is, as its name apparently suggests, the result of the application of the special theory of relativity (...)
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  24. Richard F. Hassing (2011). History of Physics and the Thought of Jacob Klein. New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy 11:214-248.
    Aristotelian, classical, and quantum physics are compared and contrasted in light of Jacob Klein’s account of the algebraicization of thought and the resultingdetachment of mind from world, even as human problem-solving power is greatly increased. Two fundamental features of classical physics are brought out: species-neutrality, which concerns the relation between the intelligible and the sensible, and physico-mathematical secularism, which concerns the question of the difference between mathematical objects and physical objects, and whether any differences matter. In contrast to (...)
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    Wilfried Kuhn (1988). Analysis of the Development of Wave Mechanics: Aspects From the History of Physics and the Philosophy of Science. [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 18 (3):379-399.
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    Dietmar Höttecke & Andreas Henke (2015). Physics Teachers’ Challenges in Using History and Philosophy of Science in Teaching. Science and Education 24 (4):349-385.
    The inclusion of the history and philosophy of science in science teaching is widely accepted, but the actual state of implementation in schools is still poor. This article investigates possible reasons for this discrepancy. The demands science teachers associate with HPS-based teaching play an important role, since these determine teachers’ decisions towards implementing its practices and ideas. We therefore investigate the perceptions of 8 HPS-experienced German middle school physics teachers within and beyond an HPS implementation project. Within focused (...)
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  27. Thomas L. Hankins (1971). The Concept of Hard Bodies in the History of Physics. History of Science 9:119.
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  28. Joseph Agassi (1969). Leibniz's Place in the History of Physics. Journal of the History of Ideas 30 (3):331.
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  29. Steven French (2004). Quantum Generations: A History of Physics in the Twentieth Century. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 37 (2):220-221.
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  30. C. Hardie (1943). Professor Whittaker and the History of Physics. Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 34:344-346.
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  31. P. Heimann (1978). The History of Physics and the Philosophy of Science: Selected Essays by Armin Teske. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 69:100-100.
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  32. John Hendry (1983). Literature on the History of Physics in the Twentieth Century. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 16 (3):292-293.
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  33. Edward Mackinnon (1986). Physical Sciences and History of Physics by R. S. Cohen; M. W. Wartofsky. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 77:110-111.
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  34. Crosbie Smith (1990). History of Physics: Selected Reprints. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 23 (1):119-120.
  35. William Thomas (2012). A Short History Of Physics In The American Century. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 103:614-615.
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  36. Thaddeus Trenn (1983). Literature on the History of Physics in the 20th Century by J. L. Heilbron; Bruce R. Wheaton; J. G. May; Robin Rider; David Robinson. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 74:418-419.
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    B. Pippard (2002). Quantum Generations: A History of Physics in the Twentieth Century - Helge Kragh; Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1999, Pp. XIV+494, $18.95, ISBN 0-691-09552-. [REVIEW] Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 33 (1):143-145.
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  38. Allen Dupont Breck, Wolfgang Yourgrau, Hermann Bondi & Physical Reality History International Colloquium on Logic (1970). Physics, Logic, and History Based on the First International Colloquium Held at the University of Denver, May 16-20, 1966. [REVIEW] Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  39. Jan Hilgevoord (2005). Erratum to “Time in Quantum Mechanics: A Story of Confusion” [Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 36 29–60]. [REVIEW] Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 36 (2):413.
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  40. Menachem Kellner (1991). On the Status of the Astronomy and Physics in Maimonides' Mishneh Torah and Guide of the Perplexed: A Chapter in the History of Science. British Journal for the History of Science 24 (4):453-463.
    An interesting question arises in the context of the typically medieval description of the universe presented at the beginning of Maimonides' great law code, the Mishneh Torah. What was Maimonides' own attitude towards that account? Was it meant only as a statement of the best description of nature available at the time matters which make up the bulk of the Mishneh Torah) or was it meant to be a description of the true nature of the universe as it really is, (...)
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    Evelyn Fox Keller (1990). Physics and the Emergence of Molecular Biology: A History of Cognitive and Political Synergy. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 23 (3):389 - 409.
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  42. Evelyn Fox Keller (1990). Physics and the Emergence of Molecular Biology: A History of Cognitive and Political Synergy. Journal of the History of Biology 23 (3):389-409.
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    Hermann Cohen & Lydia Patton (2015). The Relationship of Logic to Physics, From the Introduction to the Ninth Edition of Lange’s History of Materialism (1914). In Sebastian Luft (ed.), The Neo-Kantian Reader. Routledge
    A translation of one section of Hermann Cohen's introduction to Friedrich Albert Lange's History of Materialism.
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    I. Cohen (1941). The Growth of Science. An Outline History by A. P. Rossiter; The March of Mind. A Short History of Science by F. Sherwood Taylor; A Short History of Science by W. T. Sedgwick; H. W. Tyler; R. P. Bigelow; Science Since 1500. A Short History of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology by H. T. Pledge. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 33:74-79.
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    John L. Heilbron (1968). Quantum Historiographv and the Archive for History of Quantum Physics. History of Science 7:90-111.
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    Helen S. Lang (1995). Aristotle's «Physics IV, 8»: A Vexed Argument in the History of Ideas. Journal of the History of Ideas 56 (3):353-376.
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    Manfred Laubichler (2001). Biology Integrating Scientific Fundamentals: Contributions to the History of Interrelations Between Biology, Chemistry, and Physics From the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries by Brigitte Hoppe. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 92:761-762.
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  48. Hermann Bondi, Wolfgang Yourgrau & Allen Dupont Breck (1970). Physics, Logic and History Based on the First International Colloquium Held at the University of Denver, May 16-20, 1966. Contributors: Hermann Bondi [and Others] Edited by Wolfgang Yourgrau and Allen D. Breck. [REVIEW] Plenum Press.
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  49. Stephen Brush (1994). Inventory of Sources for History of Twentieth-Century Physics: Report and Microfiche Index to 700,000 Letters by Bruce R. Wheaton; Robin E. Rider. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 85:671-672.
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  50. Robert Cummins (1982). Mind in Science: A History of Explanations in Psychology and Physics by Richard L. Gregory. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 73:441-441.
     
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