Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Physical Systems

Conceptual Pathways between Flat Space-time and Matter

Authors: Belkind, Ori

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  • Physical Systems offers a new philosophical framework for thinking about and analyzing the foundations of physical theory
  • Offers a new basis for understanding physical reality, and introduces its own fresh approach for solving epistemological and metaphysical problems in the philosophy of physics
  • The monograph is distinct in that it attempts to provide a philosophical foundation for the most basic physical concepts, while ushering new insights regarding these concepts
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Based on the concept of a physical system, this book offers a new philosophical interpretation of classical mechanics and the Special Theory of Relativity. According to Belkind’s view the role of physical theory is to describe the motions of the parts of a physical system in relation to the motions of the whole. This approach provides a new perspective into the foundations of physical theory, where motions of parts and wholes of physical systems are taken to be fundamental, prior to spacetime, material properties and laws of motion. He defends this claim with a constructive project, deriving basic aspects of classical theories from the motions of parts and wholes. This exciting project will challenge readers to reevaluate how they understand the structure of the physical world in which we live.

 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physical Systems
Book Subtitle
Conceptual Pathways between Flat Space-time and Matter
Authors
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
264
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2373-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2373-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2372-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8451-1
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 234
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