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ОбложкаLiu Ch. Substance and method: studies in philosophy of science. - Singapore; Hackensack: World Scientific, 2016. - xi, 533 p.: ill. - Bibliogr. at the end of the parts. - ISBN 978-981-4632-18-8
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Оглавление / Contents
 
Preface ......................................................... v
Acknowledgement ............................................... vii

Part 1  Models and Fiction ...................................... 1
1  Fictional Models in Science .................................. 3
2  The Hypothetical versus the Fictional ....................... 31
3  What Is Wrong with the New Fictionalism of Scientific
   Models? ..................................................... 49
4  Re-inflating the Conception of Scientific Representation .... 68

Part 2  Idealization and Approximation ......................... 95
5  Idealization, Confirmation, and Scientific Realism .......... 97
6  Laws and Models in a Theory of Idealization ................ 118
7  Approximation and Its Measures ............................. 141
8  Approximation, Idealization, and the Laws of Nature ........ 156

Part 3  Theory and Unification ................................ 185
9  Coordination of Space and Unity of Science ................. 187
10 Gauge Gravity and the Unification of Natural Forces ........ 212
11 Models and Theories II: Issues and Applications ............ 229
12 Models and Theories I: The Semantic View Revisited ......... 247

Part 4  Meaning of Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking .............. 265
13 Explaining Quantum Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking ........... 267
14 Review: Symmetries in Physics: Philosophical Reflections
   (CUP, 2003) ................................................ 294
15 Classical Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking .................... 298
16 Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking and Chance in a Classical
   World ...................................................... 312

Part 5  Infinite Systems and Emergent Phenomena ............... 331
17 Approximations, Idealizations, and Models in Statistical
   Mechanics .................................................. 333
18 Infinite Systems in SM Explanations: Thermodynamic Limit,
   Renormalization (Semi-) Groups, and Irreversibility ........ 362
19 Explaining the Emergence of Cooperative Phenomena .......... 382

Part 6  Quantum Phenomena and Realism ......................... 397
20 A Possible Unified Understanding of Probabilistic Objects .. 399
21 Particularism and Holism Revisited ......................... 414
22 Potential, Propensity and Categorical Realism .............. 429
23 The Aharonov-Bohm Effect and the Reality of Wave Packets ... 453

Part 7 Space-Time Theories and Realism ........................ 477
24 Realism and Spacetime: Of Arguments Against Metaphysical
   Realism and Manifold Realism ............................... 481
25 Gauge Invariance, Cauchy Problem, Indeterminism, and
   Symmetry Breaking .......................................... 503
26 Is There a Relativistic Thermodynamics? A Case Study of 
   the Meaning of Special Relativity .......................... 512

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