Philosophy of Physics

Written By Tim Maudlin
Philosophy of Physics
  • Publsiher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 26 May 2015
  • ISBN : 0691165718
  • Pages : 200 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Philosophy of Physics written by Tim Maudlin which was release on 26 May 2015, this book published by Princeton University Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: This concise book introduces nonphysicists to the core philosophical issues surrounding the nature and structure of space and time, and is also an ideal resource for physicists interested in the conceptual foundations of space-time theory. Tim Maudlin's broad historical overview examines Aristotelian and Newtonian accounts of space and time, and traces how Galileo's conceptions of relativity and space-time led to Einstein's special and general theories of relativity. Maudlin explains special relativity with enough detail to solve concrete physical problems while presenting general relativity in more qualitative terms. Additional topics include the Twins Paradox, the physical aspects of the Lorentz-FitzGerald contraction, the constancy of the speed of light, time travel, the direction of time, and more. Introduces nonphysicists to the philosophical foundations of space-time theory Provides a broad historical overview, from Aristotle to Einstein Explains special relativity geometrically, emphasizing the intrinsic structure of space-time Covers the Twins Paradox, Galilean relativity, time travel, and more Requires only basic algebra and no formal knowledge of physics

The Philosophy of Physics

The Philosophy of Physics
  • Author : Dean Rickles
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-08-01
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0691165718
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Summary : Does the future exist already? What is space? Are time machines physically possible? What is quantum mechanical reality like? Are there many universes? Is there a ‘true’ geometry of the universe? Why does there appear to be an arrow of time? Do humans play a special role in the world? ...

Philosophy of Physics

Philosophy of Physics
  • Author : Tim Maudlin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • Total pages : 200
  • ISBN : 0691165718
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Summary : This concise book introduces nonphysicists to the core philosophical issues surrounding the nature and structure of space and time, and is also an ideal resource for physicists interested in the conceptual foundations of space-time theory. Tim Maudlin's broad historical overview examines Aristotelian and Newtonian accounts of space and time, and ...

Philosophy Of Physics

Philosophy Of Physics
  • Author : Lawrence Sklar
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-05
  • Total pages : 246
  • ISBN : 0691165718
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Summary : This book focuses on the most important questions of philosophy of physics, offering a sufficiently concise and clear treatment of the issues to lead the interested reader through the sometimes labyrinthian paths taken by the central debates....

Philosophy of Physics

Philosophy of Physics
  • Author : Tim Maudlin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0691165718
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Summary : A sophisticated and original introduction to the philosophy of quantum mechanics from one of the world’s leading philosophers of physics In this book, Tim Maudlin, one of the world’s leading philosophers of physics, offers a sophisticated, original introduction to the philosophy of quantum mechanics. The briefest, clearest, and ...

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics
  • Author : Robert Batterman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-14
  • Total pages : 688
  • ISBN : 0691165718
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Summary : This Oxford Handbook provides an overview of many of the topics that currently engage philosophers of physics. It surveys new issues and the problems that have become a focus of attention in recent years. It also provides up-to-date discussions of the still very important problems that dominated the field in ...

The Philosophy Behind Physics

The Philosophy Behind Physics
  • Author : Thomas A. Brody
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 355
  • ISBN : 0691165718
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Summary : Thomas Brody had one of the most powerful and wide-ranging intellects of his generation. Although primarily a physicist who worked on statistical prob lems in nuclear physics, on probability theory and on computational physics he had an extensive knowledge of the philosophy of science and of philosophy, and was fluent ...

On Physics and Philosophy

On Physics and Philosophy
  • Author : Bernard d'. Espagnat
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 503
  • ISBN : 0691165718
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Summary : "On Physics and Philosophy is an accessible, mathematics-free reflection on the philosophical meaning of the quantum revolution, by one of the world's leading authorities on the subject. D'Espagnat presents an objective account of the main guiding principles of contemporary physics - in particular, quantum mechanics - followed by a look ...

Physics and Philosophy

Physics and Philosophy
  • Author : Werner Heisenberg
  • Publisher : Harpercollins College Division
  • Release Date : 1962
  • Total pages : 213
  • ISBN : 0691165718
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Summary : Traces the history of quantum theory and its relation to the development of Western philosophical ideas and natural sciences...

Philosophical Problems of Modern Physics

Philosophical Problems of Modern Physics
  • Author : Peter Mittelstaedt
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 211
  • ISBN : 0691165718
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Summary : Professor Peter Mittelstaedt is a physicist whose primary concern is the foundations of current physical theories. This concern has made him, through his prolonged, incisive and detailed examinations of the structures and overall characteristics of these theories, into a philosopher of physic- of contemporary physics, to be precise, of relativistic ...

Holism in Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Physics

Holism in Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Physics
  • Author : M. Esfeld
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-09
  • Total pages : 370
  • ISBN : 0691165718
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Summary : The Scope of the Project The concept of holism is at the centre of far-reaching changes in various areas of philosophy in the second half of the twentieth century. Holism in epistemology and the philosophy of mind is widespread among analytic philosophers subsequent to the work of the later Wittgenstein ...

The Ashgate Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Physics

The Ashgate Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Physics
  • Author : Dean Rickles
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 386
  • ISBN : 0691165718
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Summary : Introducing the reader to the very latest developments in the philosophical foundations of physics, this book covers advanced material at a level suitable for beginner and intermediate students. A detailed overview is provided of the central debates in the philosophy of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, quantum computation, and quantum gravity. ...

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Physics

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Physics
  • Author : Marc Lange
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 2002-07-19
  • Total pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0691165718
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Summary : This book combines physics, philosophy, and history in a radical new approach to introducing the philosophy of physics. It leads the reader through several central problems in the philosophy of physics by tracing their connections to a single issue: whether a cause must be spatiotemporally local to its effect, or ...

Philosophy Mathematics and Modern Physics

Philosophy  Mathematics  and Modern Physics
  • Author : Enno Rudolph,Ion-Olimpiu Stamatescu
  • Publisher : Copernicus
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 242
  • ISBN : 0691165718
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Summary : In contrast to the last two centuries, mathematics--the language of physics--is once again finding a respected place in the discourse of philosophers. The interdisciplinary communication between philosophers, mathematicians and physicists will be given new impetus by the thoughtful and wide-ranging contributions of this book....

Philosophy of Physics A Very Short Introduction

Philosophy of Physics  A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : David Wallace
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-22
  • Total pages : 152
  • ISBN : 0691165718
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Summary : Very Short Introductions: Brilliant, Sharp, Inspiring Philosophy of physics is concerned with the deepest theories of modern physics - notably quantum theory, our theories of space, time and symmetry, and thermal physics - and their strange, even bizarre conceptual implications. A deeper understanding of these theories helps both physics, through ...

Between Rationalism and Empiricism

Between Rationalism and Empiricism
  • Author : Erhard Scheibe
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 627
  • ISBN : 0691165718
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Summary : Scheibe is one of the most important philosophers of science in Germany. He has written extensively on all the problems that confront the philosophy of physics: rationalism vs. empiricism; reductionism; the foundations of quantum mechanics; space-time, and much more. Since little of his work has been translated into English, he ...