Structure and Approximation in Physical Theories

Structure and Approximation in Physical Theories

by A. Hartkamper (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1981)

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ISBN-13: 9781468441116
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 03/26/2012
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1981
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

A Short Account of the L-program.- Imprecision in Physics.- Causality in Statistical Theories as an Example for Idealization of Physical Laws.- Approximate Embeddings in Statistical Mechanics.- Stable Axioms in Physical Theories.- Approximative Reduction by Completion of Empirical Uniformities.- G. Ludwig’s Positivistic Reconstruction of Theoretical Concepts.- Abstraction, Idealization and Approximation.- Differences in Individuation and Vagueness.- A General Scheme for Intertheoretic Approximation.- Sneed’s Theory Concept and Vagueness.- Mystical Realism.- A Comparison of Two Recent Views on Theories.- What do we know from Light-Experiments about the Principle of Relativity and the Light Principle?.- Geometrical Structures and the Grinding Process for Three Plates.- Participants.

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