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Aim and Structure of Physical Theory

Pierre M. Duhem

Aim and Structure of Physical Theory

by Pierre M. Duhem

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Published by Holiday house .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Physics,
  • Science

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7728282M
    ISBN 100689700644
    ISBN 109780689700644

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Aim and Structure of Physical Theory by Pierre M. Duhem Download PDF EPUB FB2

Similarly, Duhem dislikes, on philosophical grounds, the idea that physical hypotheses should be drawn from experiment, without being able to offer any historical examples of this method being counterproductive, and while recognising the fruits of this method in the works of, e.g., Newton and Ampère (pp.).Cited by: The resolution of these questions transcends the methods used by physics; it is the object of metaphysics.

Therefore, if the aim of physical theories is to explain experimental laws, theoretical physics is not an autonomous science; it is subordinate to metaphysics. He argues it /5. The Aim and Structure of Physical Theory. [Subtitle]: Foreword by PrinceLouis de Broglie, Translated from the French by Philip P.

Wiener. on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Pierre Duhem () is best known in science for his work in thermodynamics and in history of science for his treatment of the Middle Ages.

He was Professor of Physics at the University of Bordeaux. "The central proposition of this famous book is that physical theories are conventions serving to economize scientific thought rather than descriptions or explanations of the way the world is made.

Page xix - A physical theory is not an explanation. It is a system of mathematical propositions, deduced from a small number of principles, which aim to represent as simply, as completely, and as exactly as possible a set of experimental laws.

Appears in 58 books from /5(1). The Aim and Structure of Physical Theory | This classic work in the philosophy of physical science is an incisive and readable account of the scientific method. Pierre Duhem was one of the great figures in French science, a devoted teacher, and a distinguished scholar of the history and philosophy of science.

The Aim and Structure of Physical Theory by Pierre Duhem,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(30). PIERRE DUHEM'S THE AIM AND STRUCTURE OF PHYSICAL THEORY: A BOOK AGAINST CONVENTIONALISM ABSTRACT.

I reject the widely held view that Duhem's book La Th?orie physique is a statement of instrumentalistic conventionalism, motivated by the scientific crisis at the end of the nineteenth century.

By considering Duhem's historical context I show that. THE AIM AND STRUCTURE OF PHYSICAL THEORY By PIERRE DUHEM Foreword by PRINCE LOUIS DE BROGLIE Translated by PHILIP P. WIENER „There is no question in my mind but what students of logic and the methods of science and of the history of science will be most interested in this book.

Duhem was a most important figure in the world of scientific thought.". The Aim and Structure of Physical Theory的书评 (全部 3 条) 热门 / 最新 / 好友 局外人 商务印书馆版Author: Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem. The Aim and Structure of Physical Theory | Pierre Duhem | download | B–OK.

Download books for free. Find books. Abstract. I reject the widely held view that Duhem's book La Théorie physique is a statement of instrumentalistic conventionalism, motivated by the scientific crisis at the end of the nineteenth century. By considering Duhem's historical context I show that his epistemological views were already formed before the crisis occured; that he consistently supported general thermodynamics Cited by: Buy The Aim and Structure of Physical Theory (Princeton Science Library) by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem, Louis de Broglie, Jules Vuillemin, Philip P.

Wiener (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(2). Selections from Pierre Duhem, The Aim and Structure of Physical Theory (Princeton Science Library edition,pp. An Experiment in Physics Can Never Condemn an Isolated Hypothesis but Only a Whole Theoretical Group The physicist who carries out an experiment, or gives a report of one, implicitly recognizes the.

The aim and structure of physical theory by Duhem, Pierre Maurice Marie, Publication date Topics Physics -- Philosophy Publisher Princeton: Princeton University Press Internet Archive Books.

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"The central proposition of this famous book is that physical theories are conventions serving to economize scientific thought rather than descriptions or explanations of the way the world is made. The French term objet designates here that toward which the theory tends.

It is less concrete in its connotations than the term must take into account Duhem’s distinction between the aim of individual theories and the tendency of physical by: 3. In the appendix to The Aim and Structure, entitled "Physics of a Believer," Duhem draws out the implications that he sees his philosophy of science as having for those who argue that there is a conflict between physics and religion.

He writes, "metaphysical and religious doctrines are judgments touching on objective reality, whereas the principles of physical theory are propositions relative to Alma mater: École Normale Supérieure (diploma, ).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Duhem, Pierre Maurice Marie, Aim and structure of physical theory. New York, Atheneum [, ©] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem.The aim and structure of physical theory.

[Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists "The central proposition of this famous book is that physical theories are conventions serving to economize scientific thought rather than descriptions or explanations of the way.The book is a complete, comprehensive description of the modern Physical Theory of Diffraction (PTD) based upon the concept of elementary edge waves.

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