The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic Reasoning in Explanation, Reduction and Emergence - Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science (Hardback)
  • The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic Reasoning in Explanation, Reduction and Emergence - Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science (Hardback)

The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic Reasoning in Explanation, Reduction and Emergence - Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science (Hardback)

£58.00
Hardback Published: 01/11/2001
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Batterman examines a form of scientific reasoning called asymptotic reasoning, which he argues has important consequences for our understanding of the scientific process as a whole. He argues that asymptotic reasoning is essential for explaining what physicists call universal behaviour: in this type of reasoning, a scientific observer may choose to focus on only a handful among many avaliable variables, while arguing that the others make little or no contribution to the behaviour in a given system. With clarity and rigour, Batterman simplifies some of the more complex questions about universal behaviour, demonstrating a profound understanding of the underlying structures that ground them. This book introduces a valuable new method that offers the possibility of filling explanatory gaps across disciplines and is guaranteed a broad and enthusiastic readership.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780195146479

You may also be interested in...

Your review has been submitted successfully.

We would love to hear what you think of Waterstones. Why not review Waterstones on Trustpilot?


Review us on Trustpilot