Introduces the problem of the symbolic structure of physics, surveys the modern history of symbols, proceeds to an epistemological discussion of the role of symbols in our knowledge of nature, and addresses key issues related to the methodology of physics and the character of its symbolic structures.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 385 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 13 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002
"The book has the important merit of calling our attention to the fundamental problem of sorting out what in physical theories comes from ourselves (the a priori, symbolic, conventional part) and what comes from nature, a question that we are far from having definitely solved." (International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 17/1, 2003)
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