The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics

by Robert W. Batterman (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190855185
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 704
Sales rank: 1,285,315
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Robert Batterman is Professor of Philosophy at The University of Pittsburgh. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic Reasoning in Explanation, Reduction, and Emergence (Oxford, 2002). His work in philosophy of physics focuses primarily upon the area of condensed matter broadly construed.

Table of Contents


1. For a Philosophy of Hydrodynamics Olivier Darrigol
2. What is Classical mechanics anyway? Mark Wilson
3. Causation in Classical Mechanics Sheldon Smith
4. Theories of Matter: Infinities and Renormalization Leo P. Kadanoff
5. Turn and Face the Strange...Ch-ch-changes: Philosophical questions raised by phase transitions Craig Callender and Tarun Menon
6. Effective Field Theories Jonathan Bain
7. The Tyranny of Scales Robert Batterman
8. Symmetry Sorin Bangu
9. Symmetry and Equivalence Gordon Belot
10. Indistinguishability Simon Saunders
11. Unification in Physics Margaret Morrison
12. Measurement and Classical Regime in Quantum Mechanics Guido Bacciagaluppi
13. The Everett Interpretation David Wallace
14. Unitary Equivalence and Physical Equivalence Laura Ruetsche
15. Substantivalist and Relationalist Approaches to Spacetime Oliver Pooley
16. Global Spacetime Structure Jon Byron Manchak
17. Philosophy of Cosmology Chris Smeenk

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