The Dappled World: A Study of the Boundaries of Science

The Dappled World: A Study of the Boundaries of Science

by Nancy Cartwright
     
 

This important and innovative collection of essays argues for a patchwork of laws of nature.See more details below

Overview

This important and innovative collection of essays argues for a patchwork of laws of nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521644112
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Where Do Laws of Nature Come From?: 1. Fundamentalism versus the patchwork of laws; 2. Fables and models; 3. Nomological machines and the laws they produce; Part II. Laws and their Limits: 4. Aristotelian natures and the modern experimental method; 5. Causal diversity, causal stability; 6. Ceteris paribus laws and the socio-economic machines; 7. Probability machines: chance set-ups and economic models; Part III. The Boundaries of Quantum and Classical Physics and the Territories they Share: 8. How bridge principles set the domain of quantum theory; 9. How quantum and classical theories relate.

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