The Theoretical Practices of Physics: Philosophical Essays by R. I. G. Hughes
By R. I. G. Hughes
various matters of philosophy and physics resembling legislation, disunities, types and illustration, laptop simulation, clarification, and the discourse of physics.
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R. I. G. Hughes provides a sequence of 8 philosophical essays at the theoretical practices of physics. the 1st essays learn those practices as they seem in physicists' treatises (e. g. Newton's Principia and Opticks) and magazine articles (by Einstein, Bohm and Pines, Aharonov and Bohm). through treating those guides as texts, Hughes casts the thinker of technological know-how within the position of critic.
The Stoic thinker Epictetus has been some of the most influential of historic thinkers, either in antiquity itself and nowa days. Theodore Scaltsas and Andrew S. Mason current ten especially written papers which debate Epictetus' proposal on quite a lot of matters, together with ethics, common sense, theology, and psychology; discover his relatives to his predecessors (including his philosophical heroes, Socrates and Diogenes the Cynic, in addition to the sooner Stoictradition); and think about his effect on later thinkers.
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