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Physics, philosophy, and the scientific community

essays in the philosophy and history of the natural sciences and mathematics in honor of Robert S. Cohen

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Published by Kluwer Academic in Dordrecht, Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- History,
  • Physics -- History,
  • Mathematics -- History,
  • Natural history

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementedited by Kostas Gavroglu, John Stachel, Marx W. Wartofsky.
    SeriesBoston studies in the philosophy of science ;, v. 163
    ContributionsCohen, R. S., Gavroglou, Kōstas., Stachel, John J., 1928-, Wartofsky, Marx W.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ174 .B67 vol. 163, Q126.8 .B67 vol. 163
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxvii, 383 p. :
    Number of Pages383
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1097587M
    ISBN 100792329910, 0792329880
    LC Control Number94022250


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