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Published: 28 July 2021

192 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197568613

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A Middle Way

A Non-Fundamental Approach to Many-Body Physics

Robert W. Batterman

  • Develops a new approach to understanding relations between theories
  • Relates Einstein's work on Brownian motion directly to materials science by examining a ubiquitous scientific method that is typically overlooked in the philosophy of science
  • Displays connections between behaviors of heterogenous fluids and composite materials like steel beams that have been ignored in the philosophical literature
  • Provides a novel approach to questions about inter-theory reduction and emergence