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On Theories

Logical Empiricism and the Methodology of Modern Physics

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ISBN 9780674237575

Publication Date: 02/15/2022

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272 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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  • Editor’s Foreword
  • Introduction
  • 1. Logical Empiricist and Related Reconstructions of Theoretical Knowledge
    • 1.1. The Partial Interpretation Account of Theories
    • 1.2. Carnap on Ramsey Sentences and the Explicit Definition of Theoretical Terms
    • 1.3. A Proposal of David Lewis and Two Theorems of John Winnie
    • 1.4. Putnam’s Model-Theoretic Argument
    • 1.5. Ramsey on Russell’s Analysis of Matter and the Partial Interpretation of Theories
    • 1.6. Constructive Empiricism and Partial Interpretation
  • 2. Molecular Reality
    • 2.1. The Molecular Hypothesis
    • 2.2. Molecular Reality and Brownian Motion
    • 2.3. The Nature and Status of Perrin’s “Connecting Link”
    • 2.4. Perrin’s Argument for Molecular Reality
    • 2.5. Thomson and the Constitution of Cathode Rays
  • 3. Poincaré on the Theories of Modern Physics
    • 3.1. Poincaré on “True Relations”
    • 3.2. Robustness versus Consilience
    • 3.3. Poincaré and Scientific Realism
    • 3.4. Russell and Poincaré
  • 4. Quantum Reality
    • 4.1. Bohr on the Primacy of Classical Concepts
    • 4.2. Complementarity, Completeness, and Einstein’s Local Realism
    • 4.3. Bell’s Theorem and Einstein’s Local Realism
    • 4.4. Quantum Mechanics and Reality
  • Editor’s Afterword
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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