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Applied Mathematics and Ontology

Jody Azzouni

in Deflating Existential Consequence: A Case for Nominalism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159882
eISBN:
9780199834990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159888.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The ontological commitments of various applied mathematical theories are evaluated by determining which posits involved are ontologically independent. The most intricate of these, a portion of ... More


Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Oliver Johns

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567264
eISBN:
9780191717987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567264.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book provides an innovative and mathematically sound treatment of the foundations of analytical mechanics and the relation of classical mechanics to relativity and quantum theory. A ... More


Resheathing

Mariam Thalos

in Without Hierarchy: The Scale Freedom of the Universe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917648
eISBN:
9780199980345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917648.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

By looking at the process of resheathing, we can gain insight into the nature of “stuff,” including the similarities between properties and objects. Newtonian and analytical mechanics differ in their ... More


Relativity and Spacetime

Oliver Davis Johns

in Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780191001628
eISBN:
9780191775161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780191001628.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter introduces the ideas of special relativity with the assumption that it is an established theory whose experimental efficacy is unquestioned. It attempts to provide a deeper understanding ... More


Basic Dynamics of Point Particles and Collections

Oliver Davis Johns

in Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780191001628
eISBN:
9780191775161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780191001628.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter begins with the assumption that Newton's three axioms refer fundamentally to the point particles of Newtonian physics, which are ‘incomparably harder than any porous Bodies compounded of ... More


Supertasks and Deterministic Paradoxes

Alexander R. Pruss

in Infinity, Causation, and Paradox

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198810339
eISBN:
9780191847325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810339.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

As a warm-up, a careful analysis of Thomson’s Lamp is given. It gives some, but not all thatmuch, support to causal finitism.Then the GrimReaper paradox is examined, and it is argued that although a ... More


Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Oliver Johns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780191001628
eISBN:
9780191775161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780191001628.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book provides an innovative and mathematically sound treatment of the foundations of analytical mechanics, and of the relation of classical mechanics to relativity and quantum theory. A ... More


Memo to Readers: Overview and Synopsis

Waxman Wayne

in Kant's Anatomy of the Intelligent Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199328314
eISBN:
9780199369348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328314.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This introductory text signals what is new and noteworthy in the book and provides guidance for comprehending and evaluating it. It opens with some general remarks regarding the book’s relation to ... More


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