Philosophy Of Physics (Dimensions of Philosophy Series)

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The study of the physical world had its origins in philosophy, and, two-and-one-half millennia later, the scientific advances of the twentieth century are bringing the two fields closer together again. So argues Lawrence Sklar in this brilliant new text on the philosophy of physics.Aimed at students of both disciplines, Philosophy of Physics is a broad overview of the problems of contemporary philosophy of physics that readers of all levels of sophistication should find accessible and engaging. Professor Sklar's talent for clarity and accuracy is on display throughout as he guides students through the key problems: the nature of space and time, the problems of probability and irreversibility in statistical mechanics, and, of course, the many notorious problems raised by quantum mechanics.Integrated by the theme of the interconnectedness of philosophy and science, and linked by many references to the history of both disciplines, Philosophy of Physics is always clear, while remaining faithful to the complexity and integrity of the issues. It will take its place as a classic text in a field of fundamental intellectual importance.

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Lawrence Sklar is professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan.

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`Excellent introduction. Ideal for a first course in the subject.'
Dr W.H. Newton-Smith, University of Oxford

`A careful, clear, yet sophisticated introduction. It will meet the needs of able students with a particular concern for the physical sciences.'
Barry Gower, Durham University

`Clear, useful, accessible'
M. Smithhurst, University of Southampton

`splendid book. ... One of the book's many attractions is its balanced view of the relationship between physics and philosophy. ... Sklar's book is certainly serious; it is also genuinely introductory. ... this book is an expository tour de force.'
Peter Lipton

`Highly readable, informative and ... valuable ... a useful addition to a very good series, the Dimensions of Philosophy Series ... The main value of this volume is that it will provide an excellent introductory and intermediate textbook, which covers all of the key issues with which students
must become familiar. The level of discussion of physical theory is ... clear and accurate throughout so that it will provide a stimulus for those students of physics who would like to know much more about the conceptual foundations of major branches of physical theory ... a superb teaching aid.
Sklar has the merit of writing clearly, vigorously and with some wit, and this makes the volume very readable.'
MIND

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