How the Laws of Physics Lie

November 1, 1994|
How the Laws of Physics Lie by Nancy Cartwright
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In this sequence of philosophical essays about natural science, Nancy Cartwright argues that fundamental explanatory laws, the deepest and most admired successes of modern physics, do not in fact describe the regularities that exist in nature. Yet she is not `anti-realist''. Rather, she draws a novel distinction, arguing that theoretical entities, and the complex and localized laws that describe them, can be interpreted realistically, but that the simple unifying laws of basic theory cannot.
Nancy Cartwright is Professor Philosophy, London School of Economics.
Title:How the Laws of Physics Lie
Product dimensions:230 pages, 8.5 X 5.43 X 0.79 in
Shipping dimensions:230 pages, 8.5 X 5.43 X 0.79 in
Published:November 1, 1994
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780198247043

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