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  1. Thomas Ryckman (2012). What Does History Matter to Philosophy of Physics? Journal of the Philosophy of History 5 (3):496-512.score: 687.0
    Abstract 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 (...)
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  2. J. L. Heilbron (ed.) (2005). The Oxford Guide to the History of Physics and Astronomy. Oxford University Press.score: 612.0
    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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  3. Mary B. Hesse (1961/2005). Forces and Fields: The Concept of Action at a Distance in the History of Physics. Dover Publications.score: 612.0
    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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  4. 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.score: 603.0
    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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  5. Jon Dorling (1973). Demonstrative Induction: Its Significant Role in the History of Physics. Philosophy of Science 40 (3):360-372.score: 546.0
    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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  6. Huw Price, 1. The Most Underrated Discovery in the History of Physics?score: 540.0
    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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  7. Jed Z. Buchwald & Robert Fox (eds.) (2013). The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics. Oxford University Press.score: 531.0
    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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  8. Anton Z. Capri (2007). From Quanta to Quarks: More Anecdotal History of Physics. World Scientific.score: 531.0
    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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  9. Roger G. Newton (2007). From Clockwork to Crapshoot: A History of Physics. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.score: 531.0
    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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  10. Jean-Pierre Llored (forthcoming). Kostas Gavroglu and Ana Simões: Neither Physics nor Chemistry. A History of Quantum Chemistry. Foundations of Chemistry:1-4.score: 531.0
    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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  11. 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.score: 528.0
    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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  12. J. D. Bernal (1972). The Extension of Man: A History of Physics Before the Quantum. Cambridge,M.I.T. Press.score: 522.0
  13. J. D. Bernal (1972). The Extension of Man: A History of Physics Before 1900. London,Weidenfeld and Nicolson.score: 522.0
  14. Harry Fawcett Buckley (1927). A Short History of Physics. London, Methuen & Co. Ltd..score: 522.0
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  15. Howard T. Milhorn (2008). The History of Physics: A Biographical Approach. Virtualbookworm.Com Pub..score: 522.0
     
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  16. Anne Rooney (2013). The History of Physics. Rosen Pub..score: 522.0
     
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  17. Max Jammer (1993). Concepts of Space: The History of Theories of Space in Physics. Dover Publications.score: 516.0
    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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  18. Richard F. Hassing (2011). History of Physics and the Thought of Jacob Klein. New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy 11:214-248.score: 492.0
    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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  19. 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.score: 492.0
  20. Thomas L. Hankins (1971). The Concept of Hard Bodies in the History of Physics. History of Science 9:119.score: 492.0
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  21. 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.score: 486.0
  22. 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.score: 477.0
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  23. John L. Heilbron (1968). Quantum Historiographv and the Archive for History of Quantum Physics. History of Science 7:90-111.score: 477.0
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  24. 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.score: 477.0
     
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  25. Richard Staley (2013). Trajectories in the History and Historiography of Physics in the Twentieth Century. History of Science 51 (2):151-177.score: 477.0
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  26. Alfred Nordmann (2003). A History of the Ideas of Theoretical Physics: Essays on the 19th and 20th Century Physics (Vol. 213 of Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science). [REVIEW] Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 34 (4):677-679.score: 471.0
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  27. Philip Clayton (2010). Unsolved Dilemmas : The Concept of Matter in the History of Philosophy and in Contemporary Physics. In P. C. W. Davies & Niels Henrik Gregersen (eds.), Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics. Cambridge University Press.score: 471.0
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  28. Kostas Gavroglu & Ana Simões (2011). Neither Physics nor Chemistry: A History of Quantum Chemistry. The Mit Press.score: 471.0
    In Neither Physics Nor Chemistry, Kostas Gavroglu and Ana Simoes examine the evolution of quantum chemistry into an autonomous discipline, tracing its development from the publication of early papers in the 1920s to the dramatic changes ...
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  29. Karl Popper (1970). A Realist View of Physics, Logic and History. In Hermann Bondi, Wolfgang Yourgrau & Allen duPont Breck (eds.), Physics, Logic, and History. New York,Plenum Press. 18.score: 471.0
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  30. Armin Teske (1972). The History of Physics and the Philosophy of Science. Warszawa,Zakład Narodowy Im. Ossolińskich [Oddz. W Warszawie].score: 468.0
  31. Edward Rosen (1962). Book Review:Forces and Fields: The Concept of Action at a Distance in the History of Physics Mary Brenda Hesse. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 29 (4):434-.score: 459.0
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  32. M. Norton Wise (1992). Does the History of Physics Help Him? Philosophy of the Social Sciences 22 (1):122-130.score: 459.0
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  33. Stephen G. Brush (1983). The History of Modern Physics: An International Bibliography. Garland.score: 453.0
  34. Jelena Dimitrijević (1992). The Application of Kuhn's and Laudan's Models of Scientific Progress to an Example From the History of Physics. Theoria 35 (2):41-76.score: 450.0
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  35. Fabio Bevilacqua & Enrico Giannetto (1996). The History of Physics and European Physics Education. Science and Education 5 (3):235-246.score: 450.0
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  36. Enrico Giannetto (1993). The Impetus Theory: Between History of Physics and Science Education. Science and Education 2 (3):227-238.score: 450.0
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  37. Walter Jung (1994). Toward Preparing Students for Change: A Critical Discussion of the Contribution of the History of Physics in Physics Teaching. Science and Education 3 (2):99-130.score: 450.0
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  38. Robert Locqueneux (2005). L'intérêt de l'Histoire de la Physique Pour la Formation des Physiciens Selon Henri Bouasse/The Benefit of History of Physics for the Training of Physicists According to Henri Bouasse. Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 58 (2):407-431.score: 450.0
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  39. Robert Locqueneux (2005). Thematic Files-Teaching History of Science in France Under the Third Republic-the Benefit of History of Physics for the Training of Physicists According to Henri Bouasse. Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 58 (2):407-432.score: 450.0
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  40. Falk Riess (2000). History of Physics in Science Teacher Training in Oldenburg. Science and Education 9 (4):399-402.score: 450.0
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  41. James T. Cushing (1985). Book Review:Constructing Quarks: A Sociological History of Particle Physics Andrew Pickering. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 52 (4):640-.score: 444.0
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  42. Mendel Sachs (1993). On Hawking's a Brief History of Time and the Present State of Physics. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (3):543-547.score: 444.0
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  43. Andrew Pickering (1984). Constructing Quarks: A Sociological History of Particle Physics. University of Chicago Press.score: 444.0
    Inviting a reappraisal of the status of scientific knowledge, Andrew Pickering suggests that scientists are not mere passive observers and reporters of nature.
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  44. William Berkson (2000). Book Review:The Holistic Inspirations of Physics: The Underground History of Electromagnetic Theory Val Dusek. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 67 (3):536-.score: 444.0
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  45. Edward Rosen (1956). Book Review:Concepts of Space: The History of Theories of Space in Physics Max Jammer. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 23 (2):160-.score: 444.0
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  46. E. Bitsakis (1990). Locality: A New Enigma for Physics in Greek Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 121:315-334.score: 444.0
     
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  47. Stephen G. Brush & H. G. Van Bueren (1997). A History of Modern Planetary Physics, 3 Vols: I, Nebulous Earth: The Origin of the Solar System and the Core of the Earth From Laplace to Jeffreys. Annals of Science 54 (3):322.score: 444.0
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  48. Karl Popper (1970). A Realist View of Logic, Physics, and History. In. In Hermann Bondi, Wolfgang Yourgrau & Allen duPont Breck (eds.), Physics, Logic, and History. New York,Plenum Press. 1--37.score: 441.0
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  49. Jan Hilgevoord (2005). Erratum to “Time in Quantum Mechanics: A Story of Confusion” [Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 36(1) (2005) 29–60]. [REVIEW] Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 36 (2):413-.score: 441.0
  50. Barry Gower (1973). Speculation in Physics: The History and Practice of Naturphilosophie. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 3 (4):301-356.score: 441.0
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