PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:31 - 56 (1982)
Examples of theory development in quantum field theory and in S-matrix theory are related to three questions of interest to the philosophy of science. The first is the central role of highly abstract, mathematical models in the creation of theories. Second, the process of creation and justification actually used make it plausible that a successful theory is equally well characterized as being stable against attack rather than as being objectively correct. Lastly, the issue of the reality of theoretical entities is discussed in light of this representation of theory generation and selection.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Models and Methodologies in Current Theoretical High-Energy Physics.James T. Cushing - 1982 - Synthese 50 (1):5 - 101.
Comments on the Papers of Cushing and Redhead: "Models, High-Energy Theoretical Physics and Realism" and "Quantum Field Theory for Philosophers".Paul Teller - 1982 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:100 - 111.
Effective Field Theories.Jonathan Bain - 2013 - In Robert Batterman (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics. Oup Usa. pp. 224.
Scientific Realism and Experimental Practice in High-Energy Physics.Michael J. Hones - 1991 - Synthese 86 (1):29 - 76.
Theoretical Models, Biological Complexity and the Semantic View of Theories.Barbara L. Horan - 1988 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:265 - 277.
Pragmatic Unification, Observation and Realism in Astroparticle Physics.Brigitte Falkenburg - 2012 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 43 (2):327-345.
The Theory of Absolutism: A Unification of the Theory of Relativity and Quantum Theory.Christopher Joseph Fleischman - 2009 - American University & Colleges Press.
Are the Laws of Physics 'Economical with the Truth'?P. P. Allport - 1993 - Synthese 94 (2):245 - 290.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads5 ( #603,816 of 2,177,986 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #317,201 of 2,177,986 )
How can I increase my downloads?