Synthese 191 (13):2973-2992 (2014)

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Robert W. Batterman
University of Pittsburgh
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This paper discusses a conception of physics as a collection of theories that, from a logical point of view, is inconsistent. It is argued that this logical conception of the relations between physical theories is too crude. Mathematical subtleties allow for a much more nuanced and sophisticated understanding of the relations between different physical theories
Keywords Intertheory relations  Inconsistency  Reduction  Explanation  Fluid mechanics  Electromagnetism
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