The Resource Philosophical concepts in physics : the historical relation between philosophy and scientific theories, James T. Cushing

Philosophical concepts in physics : the historical relation between philosophy and scientific theories, James T. Cushing

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Philosophical concepts in physics : the historical relation between philosophy and scientific theories
Title
Philosophical concepts in physics
Title remainder
the historical relation between philosophy and scientific theories
Statement of responsibility
James T. Cushing
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Dewey number
530/.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC6
LC item number
.C85 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Philosophical concepts in physics : the historical relation between philosophy and scientific theories, James T. Cushing
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 400-411) and indexes
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Contents
  • Pt. I. The scientific enterprise. 1. Ways of knowing. 2. Aristotle and Francis Bacon. 3. Science and metaphysics -- Pt. II. Ancient and modern models of the universe. 4. Observational astronomy and the Ptolemaic model. 5. The Copernican model and Kepler's laws. 6. Galileo on Motion -- Pt. III. The Newtonian universe. 7. Newton's Principia. 8. Newton's law of universal gravitation. 9. Some old questions revisited -- Pt. IV. A perspective. 10. Galileo's Letter to the Grand Duchess. 11. An overarching Newtonian framework. 12. A view of the world based on science: determinism -- Pt. V. Mechanical versus electrodynamical world views. 13. Models of the aether. 14. Maxwell's theory. 15. The Kaufmann experiments -- Pt. VI. The theory of relativity. 16. The background to and essentials of special relativity. 17. Further logical consequences of Einstein's postulates. 18. General relativity and the expanding universe -- Pt. VII. The quantum world and the completeness of quantum mechanics
  • 19. The road to quantum mechanics. 20. Copenhagen quantum mechanics. 21. Is quantum mechanics complete? -- Pt. VIII. Some philosophical lessons from quantum mechanics. 22. The EPR paper and Bell's theorem. 23. An alternative version of quantum mechanics. 24. An essential role for historical contingency? -- Pt. IX. A retrospective. 25. The goals of science and the status of its knowledge
Control code
000013106219
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 424 p.
Isbn
9780521578233
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
97003059
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ill.
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  • 33217006725189
  • (OCoLC)36476966

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