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1. Geometric possibility [2011]
 Belot, Gordon.
 Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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 Book — x, 219 pages ; 23 cm
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 Preface
 Introduction
 1. Possible Structures of Space
 2. Spatial Structure for Relationalists
 3. BestSystem Approaches
 4. Primitivism Approaches
 5. Necessitarian Approaches
 Conclusion
 Appendices
 References.
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2. Philoponus on Aristotle physics 1.49 [2009]
 Philoponus, John, active 6th century
 London : Duckworth, 2009.
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 Book — 185 p. ; 24 cm.
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In the chapters discussed in this section of "Philoponus' Physics commentary" Aristotle explores a range of questions about the basic structure of reality, the nature of prime matter, the principles of change, the relation between form and matter, and the issue of whether things can come into being out of nothing, and if so, in what sense that is true. Philoponus' commentaries do not merely report and explain Aristotle and the other thinkers whom Aristotle is discussing. They are also the philosophical work of an independent thinker in the Neoplatonic tradition. Philoponus has his own, occasionally idiosyncratic, views on a number of important issues, and he sometimes disagrees with other teachers whose views he has encountered perhaps in written texts, and sometimes in oral delivery. A number of distinctive passages of philosophical importance occur in this part of Book 1, in which we see Philoponus at work on issues in physics and cosmology, as well as logic and metaphysics.
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 Berlin ; New York : Walter De Gruyter, c2008.
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 Book — vi, 327 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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The development of the calculus during the 17th century was successful in mathematical practice, but raised questions about the nature of infinitesimals: were they real or rather fictitious? This collection of essays, by scholars from Canada, the US, Germany, Japan and Switzerland, gives a comprehensive study of the controversies over the nature and status of the infinitesimal.Aside from Leibniz, the scholars considered are Hobbes, Wallis, Newton, Bernoulli, Hermann, and Nieuwentijt. The collection also contains newly discovered marginalia of Leibniz to the writings of Hobbes.
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4. On Aristotle's "Physics 1.13" [2006]
 On Aristotle's "Physics 1.13." English
 Philoponus, John, active 6th century
 Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006.
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 Book — 152 p. ; 25 cm.
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 Cartwright, Nancy.
 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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 Book — ix, 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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 Introduction Part I. Where Do Laws of Nature Come From?:
 1. Fundamentalism versus the patchwork of laws
 2. Fables and models
 3. Nomological machines and the laws they produce Part II. Laws and their Limits:
 4. Aristotelian natures and the modern experimental method
 5. Causal diversity, causal stability
 6. Ceteris paribus laws and the socioeconomic machines
 7. Probability machines: chance setups and economic models Part III. The Boundaries of Quantum and Classical Physics and the Territories they Share:
 8. How bridge principles set the domain of quantum theory
 9. How quantum and classical theories relate.
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 Beller, Mara.
 Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999.
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 Book — xv, 365 p. ; 24 cm.
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This work seeks to show that science is rooted not just in conversation but in disagreement, doubt and uncertainty. Mara Beller argues that it is precisely this culture of dialogue and controversy within the scientific community that fuels creativity. Beller draws her argument from her reading of the history of the quantum revolution, especially the development of the Copenhagen interpretation. One of several competing approaches, this version succeeded largely due to the rhetorical skills of Niels Bohr and his colleagues. Using archival research, Beller shows how Bohr and others marketed their views, misrepresenting and dismissing their opponents as "unreasonable" and championing their own not always coherent or wellsupported position as "inevitable".
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 Galison, Peter, 1955
 Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
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 Book — xxv, 955 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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 List of Figures Preface
 1: Introduction: Image and Logic
 2: Cloud Chambers: The Peculiar Genius of British Physics
 3: Nuclear Emulsions: The Anxiety of the Experimenter
 4: Laboratory War: Radar Philosophy and the Los Alamos Man
 5: Bubble Chambers: Factories of Physics
 6: The Electronic Image: Iconoclasm and the New Icons
 7: Time Projection Chambers: An Image Falling through Space
 8: Monte Carlo Simulations: Artificial Reality
 9: The Trading Zone: Coordinating Action and Belief Abbreviations for Archival Sources Bibliography Index.
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 Fine, Arthur.
 2nd ed.  Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1996.
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 Book — xi, 220 p. ; 24 cm.
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In this new edition of the text, Arthur Fine looks at Einstein's philosophy of science and develops his own views on realism. A new afterword discusses the reaction to Fine's own theory.
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In this new edition, Arthur Fine looks at Einstein's philosophy of science and develops his own views on realism. A new Afterword discusses the reaction to Fine's own theory. "What really led Einstein ...to renounce the new quantum order? For those interested in this question, this book is compulsory reading."Harvey R. Brown, American Journal of Physics "Fine has successfully combined a historical account of Einstein's philosophical views on quantum mechanics and a discussion of some of the philosophical problems associated with the interpretation of quantum theory with a discussion of some of the contemporary questions concerning realism and antirealism...Clear, thoughtful, [and] wellwritten."Allan Franklin, Annals of Science "Attempts, from Einstein's published works and unpublished correspondence, to piece together a coherent picture of 'Einstein realism.' Especially illuminating are the letters between Einstein and fellow realist Schrö dinger, as the latter was composing his famous 'Schrö dingerCat' paper."Nick Herbert, New Scientist "Beautifully clear...Fine's analysis is penetrating, his own results original and important...The book is a splendid combination of new ways to think about quantum mechanics, about realism, and about Einstein's views of both. "Nancy Cartwright, Isis.
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 Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, c1995.
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 Book — 251 p.
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 On the Methods of Science, D. Shapere. Eliminative Induction as a Method of Discovery How Einstein Discovered General Relativity J. Norton. Scientific Discoveries as Historical Artifacts J. Stachel. Einstein's Luckiest Thought R. Torretti. Einstein's Methodology of Discovery was Newtonian Deduction from the Phenomena J. Dorling. Newton's New Way of Inquiry W. Harper, G. Smith. A Specimen of Theory Construction from Quantum Gravity R.D. Sorkin. The HartleHawing Proposal for the Quantum State of the Universe D.N. Page. On the Introduction of New Ideas in Science D. Shapere. Prior Information and the Development of New Ideas A. Cordero.
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 Maudlin, Tim.
 Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : B. Blackwell, 1994.
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 Book — xi, 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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 1. Introduction
 2. Bell's Theorem: The Price of Locality
 3. Relativity and SpaceTime Structure
 4. Finger Exercise: Superluminal Matter Transport
 5. Controlling the Connection: Signals
 6. Causation
 7. Secret Messages
 8. Points of View
 9. Life in Elastic SpaceTime. Appendix A: The GHZ Scheme Appendix B: Bohmian Mechanics Appendix C: NonRelativistics Quantum Mechanics.
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 Suppes, Patrick, 19222014
 Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, c1993.
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 Book — xvi, 510 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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This book publishes 31 of the author's selected papers which have appeared, with one exception, since 1970. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the philosophy of science. Part I is concerned with general methodology, including formal and axiomatic methods in science. Part II is concerned with causality and explanation. The papers extend the author's earlier work on a probabilistic theory of causality. The papers in Part III are concerned with probability and measurement, especially foundational questions about probability.Part IV consists of several papers, including two historical ones, on the foundations of physics, with the main emphasis being on quantum mechanics. Part V, the longest part, is on the foundations of psychology and includes papers mainly on learning and perception. The book is aimed at philosophers of science, scientists concerned with the methodology of the social sciences, and mathematical psychologists interested in theories of learning, perception and measurement.
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12. Opus postumum [1993]
 Kant, Immanuel, 17241804.
 New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
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 Book — lviii, 303 p.: ill., fasc. ; 24 cm.
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 Kant's Opus Postumum Early leaves and Oktaventwurf Toward the elementary system of the moving forces of matter The ether proofs How is physics possible? How is the transition to physics possible? The Selbstsetzungslehre Practical selfpositing and the idea of God What is transcendental philosophy?
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13. Descartes' metaphysical physics [1992]
 Garber, Daniel, 1949
 Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.
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 Book — xiv, 389 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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In this first booklength treatment of Descartes' important and influential natural philosophy, Daniel Garber is principally concerned with Descartes' accounts of matter and motionthe joint between Descartes' philosophical and scientific interests. These accounts constitute the point at which the metaphysical doctrines on God, the soul, and body, developed in writings like the Meditations, give rise to physical conclusions regarding atoms, vacua, and the laws that matter in motion must obey. Garber achieves a philosophically rigorous reading of Descartes that is sensitive to the historical and intellectual context in which he wrote. What emerges is a novel view of this familiar figure, at once unexpected and truer to the historical Descartes. The book begins with a discussion of Descartes' intellectual development and the larger project that frames his natural philosophy, the complete reform of all the sciences. After this introduction Garber thoroughly examines various aspects of Descartes' physics: the notion of body and its identification with extension; Descartes' rejection of the substantial forms of the scholastics; his relation to the atomistic tradition of atoms and the void; the concept of motion and the laws of motion, including Descartes' conservation principle, his laws of the persistence of motion, and his collision law; and the grounding of his laws in God.
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14. Philosophy of physics [1992]
 Sklar, Lawrence.
 Boulder : Westview Press, 1992.
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 Book — xi, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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 * Introduction: Philosophy and the Physical Sciences * Space, Time, and Motion * The Introduction of Probability into Physics * The Quantum Picture of the World * Reflections on the Interdependence of Philosophy and Science.
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The study of the physical world had its origins in philosophy, and, twoandonehalf millennia later, the scientific advances of the twentieth century are bringing the two fields closer together again. So argues Lawrence Sklar in this brilliant new text on the philosophy of physics. Aimed at students of both disciplines, Philosophy of Physics is a broad overview of the problems of contemporary philosophy of physics that readers of all levels of sophistication should find accessible and engaging. Professor Sklars talent for clarity and accuracy is on display throughout as he guides students through the key problems: the nature of space and time, the problems of probability and irreversibility in statistical mechanics, and, of course, the many notorious problems raised by quantum mechanics. Integrated by the theme of the interconnectedness of philosophy and science, and linked by many references to the history of both disciplines, Philosophy of Physics is always clear, while remaining faithful to the complexity and integrity of the issues. It will take its place as a classic text in a field of fundamental intellectual importance.
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15. Aristotle's Physics : a collection of essays [1991]
 Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
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 Book — 286 p.
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 Robert Bolton: Aristotle's Method in Natural Science  "Physics I" Bolton Julius M. Moravcsik: What makes reality intelligible? Reflections on Aristotle's Theory of "Aitia" Cynthia A.Freeland: Accidental causes and real explanations Lindsay Judson: Chance and "Always or for the most part" in Aristotle David Charles: Teleological causation in the "Physics" William Charlton: Aristotle's potential infinites Michael Inwood: Aristotle on the reality of time David Bostock: Aristotle on continuity in "Physics VI" Edward Hussey: Aristotle's mathematical physics: a reconstruction Mary Louise Gill: Aristotle on selfmotion.
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 Smith, Crosbie.
 Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
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 Book — xxvi, 866 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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 List of illustrations Preface Footnote abbreviations Part I. The Making of the Natural Philosopher:
 1. From the ashes of revolution
 2. Clydeside
 3. A Cambridge undergraduate
 4. The changing tradition of natural philosophy
 5. Professor William Thomson Part II. The Transformation of Classical Physics:
 6. The language of mathematical physics
 7. The kinematics of field theory and the nature of electricity
 8. The dynamics of field theory: work, ponderomotive force, and extremum conditions
 9. Thermodynamics: the years of uncertainty
 10. Thermodynamics: the years of resolution
 11. T & T' of treatise on natural philosophy
 12. The hydrodynamics of matter
 13. Telegraph signals and light waves Thomson versus Maxwell Part III. The Economy of Nature: The Economy of Nature: The Great Storehouse of Creation:
 14. The irreversible cosmos
 15. The age of the sun controversies
 16. The secular cooling of the earth
 17. The age of the earth controversies
 18. The habitation of earth Part IV. Energy, Economy, and Empire: The Relief of Man's Estate:
 19. The telegraphic art
 20. Measurement and marketing: the economics of electricity
 21. Rule, Britannia: the art of navigation
 22. The magnetic compass
 23. Baron Kelvin of Largs Bibliography Index.
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17. Nature's capacities and their measurement [1989]
 Cartwright, Nancy.
 Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
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 Book — x, 268 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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 Part 1 How to get causes from probabilities: determining causal structure inus conditions causes and probabilities in linear models.
 Part 2 No causes in, no causes out: causes at work in mathematical physics new knowledge requires old knowledge how causal reasoning succeeds discovering causal structure  can the hypotheticodeductive method work?
 Part 3 Singular causes first: where singular causes enter when causes are probabilistic More in favour of singular causes singular causes in, singular causes out.
 Part 4 Capacities: why should increases in probability recur? forecasting and the stability of capacities beyond modality Mill in defence of capacities.
 Part 5 Abstract and concrete: idealization and the need for capacities abstractions versus symbolic representations what do abstract laws say? concreteness and causal structure.
 Part 6 What econometrics can teach quantum physics  causality and the Bell inequality: Bell's inequality a general commoncause criterion for the EPR experiment quantum realism and the factorizability condition a commoncause model for EPR quantum mechanics and its causal structure factorizability and the propagation of causes. Appendices: a more general commoncause model for EPR do quantum causes propagate? propagation, effectlocality and completeness  a comparison.
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 Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, c1989.
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 Book — xiii, 314 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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 Healey, Richard.
 Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
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 Book — xiv, 270 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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 Preface Introduction
 1. Overview
 2. Dynamical states
 3. Measurement and quantum states
 4. Coupled systems
 5. Metaphysical aspects
 6. Alternatives compared
 7. Open questions Appendix Selected bibliography Index.
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 Hughes, R. I. G.
 Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1989.
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 Book — xiii, 369 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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 Preface Introduction. The SternGerlach Experiment PART I THE STRUCTURE OF QUANTUM THEORY
 1. Vector Spaces Vectors Operators Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues Inner Products of Vectors in R2 Complex Numbers The Space C2 The Pauli Spin Matrices Mathematical Generalization Vector Spaces Linear Operators Inner Products on V Subspaces and Projection Operators Orthonormal Bases Operators with a Discrete Spectrum Operators with a Continuous Spectrum Hilbert Spaces
 2. States and Observables in Quantum Mechanics Classical Mechanics: Systems and Their States Observables and Experimental Questions States and Observables in Quantum Theory Probabilities and Expectation Values The Evolution of States in Classical Mechanics Determinism The Evolution of States in Quantum Mechanics Theories and Models
 3. Physical Theory and Hilbert Spaces Minimal Assumptions for Physical Theory The Representation of Outcomes and Events The Representation of States Determinism, Indeterminism, and the Principle of Superposition Mixed States Observables and Operators Relations between Observables: Functional Dependence and Compatibility Incompatible Observables The Representational Capacity of Hilbert Spaces The Schrodinger Equation
 4. Spin and Its Representation Symmetry Conditions and Spin States A Partial Representation of Spin in R2 The Representation of (Sa) in C2 Conclusion
 5. Density Operators and TensorProduct Spaces Operators of the Trace Class Density Operators Density Operators on C2 Pure and Mixed States The Dynamical Evolution of States Gleason's Theorem Composite Systems and TensorProduct Spaces The Reduction of States of Composite Systems Part II The Interpretation of Quantum Theory
 6. The Problem of Properties Properties, Experimental Questions, and the Dispersion Principle The EPR Argument Bohm's Version of the EPR Experiment The Statistical Interpretation Kochen and Specker's Example Generalizing the Problem The BellWigner Inequality Hidden Variables Interpreting Quantum Theory: Statistical States and Value States
 7. Quantum Logic The Algebra of Properties of a Simple Classical System Boolean Algebras Posets and Lattices The Structure of S(H) The Algebra of Events A Formal Approach to Quantum Logic An Unexceptionable Interpretation of Quantum Logic Putnam on Quantum Logic Properties and Deviant Logic
 8. Probability, Causality, and Explanation Probability Generalized Two Uniqueness Results The TwoSlit Experiment: Waves and Particles The TwoSlit Experiment: Conditional Probabilities The BellWigner Inequality and Classical Probability Bell Inequalities and EinsteinLocality Bell Inequalities and Causality Coupled Systems and Conditional Probabilities Probability, Causality, and Explanation
 9. Measurement Three Principles of Limitation Indeterminacy and Measurement Projection Postulates Measurement and Conditionalization The Measurement Problem and Schrodinger's Cat Jauch's Model of the Measurement Process A Problem for Internal Accounts of Measurement Three Accounts of Measurement
 10. An Interpretation of Quantum Theory Abstraction and Interpretation Properties and Latencies: The Quantum Event Interpretation The Copenhagen Interpretation The Priority of the Classical World Quantum Theory and the Classical Horizon
 Appendix A. Gleason's Theorem Appendix B. The Lyders Rule Appendix C. Coupled Systems and Conditionalization References Index.
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