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Physical Theory: Method and Interpretation

Lawrence Sklar


The contributions by distinguished philosophers of science in this collection provide a survey of two aspects of contemporary philosophy of science, the methods of physical science and crucial aspects of foundational theories of physics. The book is divided into two parts. In part 1 the methodological topics, scientific explanation, probabilistic explanation, laws of nature, interpretation of theories, the structure of physical theories, and evolution and revolution in scientific change, give the reader a rich sampling of current work in the general methodology of science. In part 2 the studie ... More

Keywords: explanation, theories, laws of nature, scientific change, space and time, quantum fields, statistical mechanics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780195145649
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145649.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence Sklar, editor
University of Michigan

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