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Dappled World A Study of the Boundaries of Science

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ISBN-10: 0521644119

ISBN-13: 9780521644112

Edition: 1999

Authors: Nancy Cartwright

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Description:

It is often supposed that the spectacular successes of our modern mathematical sciences support a lofty vision of a world completely ordered by one single elegant theory. In this volume, Nancy Cartwright argues to the contrary.
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/23/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction
Where Do Laws of Nature Come From?
Fundamentalism versus the patchwork of laws
Fables and models
Nomological machines and the laws they produce
Laws and their Limits
Aristotelian natures and the modern experimental method
Causal diversity, causal stability
Ceteris paribus laws and the socio-economic machines
Probability machines: chance set-ups and economic models
The Boundaries of Quantum and Classical Physics and the Territories they Share
How bridge principles set the domain of quantum theory
How quantum and classical theories relate