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- DescriptionR.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, Aharov and Bohm). By treating these publications as texts, Hughes casts the philosopher of science in the role of critic. This premise guides the following six essays which deal with various concerns of philosophy and physics such as laws, disunities, models and representation, computer simulation, explanation, and the discourse of physics.
- Author BiographyR. I. G. Hughes is Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina.
- Author(s)R. I. G. Hughes
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication05/04/2012
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
- Weight426 g
- Width160 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine15 mm
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