The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic Reasoning in Explanation, Reduction, and Emergence

The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic Reasoning in Explanation, Reduction, and Emergence

by Robert W. Batterman
     
 

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Robert Batterman examines a form of scientific reasoning called asymptotic reasoning, arguing that it has important consequences for our understanding of the scientific process as a whole. He maintains that asymptotic reasoning is essential for explaining what physicists call universal behavior. With clarity and rigor, he simplifies complex questions about

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Robert Batterman examines a form of scientific reasoning called asymptotic reasoning, arguing that it has important consequences for our understanding of the scientific process as a whole. He maintains that asymptotic reasoning is essential for explaining what physicists call universal behavior. With clarity and rigor, he simplifies complex questions about universal behavior, demonstrating a profound understanding of the underlying structures that ground them. This book introduces a valuable new method that is certain to fill explanatory gaps across disciplines.

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ISBN-13:
9780195314885
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2006
Series:
Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science Series
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
0.10(w) x 0.10(h) x 0.10(d)

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