An Introduction to the Philosophy of Physics: Locality, Fields, Energy, and Mass

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Wiley, Jul 19, 2002 - Science - 344 pages
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This book combines physics, philosophy, and history in a radical new approach to introducing the philosophy of physics. It leads the reader through several central problems in the philosophy of physics by tracing their connections to a single issue: whether a cause must be spatiotemporally local to its effect, or whether action at a distance can occur

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User Review  - Don - Goodreads

The physics is good, I suppose, but the writing is lackluster and the philosophy is dull. Indeed, Lange seems to have a hard time connecting the physics and the philosophy in an engaging way—his attempt is rather hamhanded. Read full review

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User Review  - Kao Ethan - Goodreads

if you want to know what "field" is exactly and wonder if we have good reasons to believe "field" exists without electric charge's existence, then I think you will need it.. :) Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Marc Lange is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Washington. He is author of Natural Laws in Scientific Practice (2000).

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