On Component Forces in Physics: A Pragmatic View

In Hsiang-Ke Chao, Julian Reiss & Szu-Ting Chen (eds.), Philosophy of Science in Practice: Nancy Cartwright and the nature of scientific reasoning. (2016)

Darrell P. Rowbottom
Lingnan University
Do component forces exist? I argue that the answer lies in the affirmative, on historical and operational grounds.
Keywords Metaphysics of Forces  Forces  Operationalism  Pragmatism  Nancy Cartwright  Dispositions
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DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-45532-7_7
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