The Theoretical Practices of Physics: Philosophical Essays

Oxford University Press (2009)

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R.I.G. Hughes presents a series of eight philosophical essays on the theoretical practices of physics. The first two essays examine these practices as they appear in physicists' treatises (e.g. Newton's Principia and Opticks ) and journal articles (by Einstein, Bohm and Pines, Aharonov and Bohm). By treating these publications as texts, Hughes casts the philosopher of science in the role of critic. This premise guides the following 6 essays which deal with various concerns of philosophy of physics such as laws, disunities, models and representation, computer simulation, explanation, and the discourse of physics
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Call number QC6.2.H84 2010
ISBN(s) 9780199546107   019954610X   9780199654369
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