Journals Higher Education

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Published: 22 May 2014

416 Pages | 37 b/w illustrations

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ISBN: 9780198712886


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Physics and Necessity

Rationalist Pursuits from the Cartesian Past to the Quantum Present

Olivier Darrigol

  • Original survey of a few fascinating deductions of major physical theories
  • Strong defence of a moderate form of rationalism in physics
  • Provides insights into the foundations of physics
  • Shows the historical importance of the opposition between empiricism and rationalism
  • Provides simple, natural foundations for general relativity and quantum mechanics
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