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Introduction: Theories and Models

Mathias Frisch

in Inconsistency, Asymmetry, and Non-Locality

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780195172157
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835294 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195172159.003.0001

Series: Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science

 Introduction: Theories and Models

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This introductory chapter begins with an explanation of the two main aims of this book: investigating the conceptual structure of classical electrodynamics, and showing that investigating a particular scientific theory can shed light on concerns in the general philosophy of science. It then provides a brief survey of philosophical accounts of scientific theorizing, focusing on the role of consistency conditions in these accounts. This is followed by an overview of the chapters in this volume.

Keywords: classical electrodynamics; scientific theorizing; philosophy of science

Chapter.  10405 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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