Foundations of Physics 41 (6):960-981 (2011)

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Are the generalizations of classical equilibrium thermodynamics true of self-gravitating systems? This question has not been addressed from a foundational perspective, but here I tackle it through a study of the “paradoxes” commonly said to afflict such systems. My goals are twofold: (a) to show that the “paradoxes” raise many questions rarely discussed in the philosophical foundations literature, and (b) to counter the idea that these “paradoxes” spell the end for gravitational equilibrium thermodynamics
Keywords Self-gravitational  Thermodynamics  Gravity  Statistical mechanics  Thermodynamic limit  Equilibrium  Ensemble equivalence  Non-extensive
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