Philosophy of Physics
By (author) Lawrence Sklar
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Philosophy of Physics by Lawrence Sklar
Book DescriptionThe study of the physical world had its origins in philosophy, and, two-and-one-half millennia later, the scientific advances of the twentieth century are bringing the two fields closer together again. So argues Lawrence Sklar in this brilliant new text on the philosophy of physics.Aimed at students of both disciplines, Philosophy of Physics is a broad overview of the problems of contemporary philosophy of physics that readers of all levels of sophistication should find accessible and engaging. Professor Sklar's talent for clarity and accuracy is on display throughout as he guides students through the key problems: the nature of space and time, the problems of probability and irreversibility in statistical mechanics, and, of course, the many notorious problems raised by quantum mechanics.Integrated by the theme of the interconnectedness of philosophy and science, and linked by many references to the history of both disciplines, Philosophy of Physics is always clear, while remaining faithful to the complexity and integrity of the issues. It will take its place as a classic text in a field of fundamental intellectual importance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813306254
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 26-Oct-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lawrence Sklar
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In nine new essays, distinguished philosophers of science discuss outstanding issues in scientific methodology -especially that of the physical sciences-and address philosophical questions that arise in the exploration of the foundations of contemporary science.
Philosophy and the Foundations of Dynamics, Paperback (November 2012)
Examines the main theories of dynamics, their original inception and their evolution over time into contemporary foundational theories.
Theory and Truth, Paperback (February 2002)View all books by Lawrence Sklar
Lawrence Sklar examines three kinds of philosophical scepticism about truth in science, and reveals the important role that they play within foundational science itself, especially physics.
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Author Biography - Lawrence Sklar
Lawrence Sklar is professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan.
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