Perspectives on Science 27 (1):7-25 (2019)

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Marc Lange
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Consider a rocket consisting primarily of a chamber filled with gas that can serve as fuel, a mechanism for igniting the gas, and a valve on the left side of the chamber. Suppose that the rocket is initially at rest and then the gas is ignited. The rocket remains at rest with the high-pressure gas inside until the valve is opened. When that happens, gas escapes to the left as exhaust while the rocket accelerates to the right.A typical textbook explanation of the rocket's beginning to...
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What Makes a Scientific Explanation Distinctively Mathematical?Marc Lange - 2013 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 64 (3):485-511.
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