Introduction to the philosophy of physics: Volume 2 of the north-Holland series, the handbook of the philosophy of science


This is the editors' introduction to a new anthology of commissioned articles covering the various branches of philosophy of physics. We introduce the articles in terms of the three pillars of modern physics: relativity theory, quantum theory and thermal physics. We end by discussing the present state, and future prospects, of fundamental physics.



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