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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton .
Written in English


  • Physics -- Philosophy.

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Edition Notes

StatementForeword by Prince Louis de Broglie. Translated from the French by Philip P. Wiener.
LC ClassificationsQC6 .D788
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 344 p.
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6133636M
ISBN 10069102524X
LC Control Number53006383

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To Save the Phenomena, an Essay on the Idea of Physical Theory From Plato to Galileo. Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem - - Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Pierre Duhem's the Aim and Structure of Physical Theory: A Book Against : Pierre Duhem. 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 Cited by: Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. Duhem's views on the philosophy of science are explicated in his work The Aim and Structure of Physical Theory. In this work, he opposed Newton's statement that the Principia's law of universal mutual gravitation was deduced from /5.