Idealizations in Physics

July 27, 2015 - July 31, 2015
Forum Scientiarum, University of Tübigen, Germany

Doblerstrasße 33
Tübingen 72074


John Norton
University of Pittsburgh


Università di Torino

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Idealizations are used routinely in the physical sciences. Commonly, their use is unproblematic. However there are many cases in which they introduce difficulties that may pass unnoticed and thereby compromise the analysis and our understanding of its foundations. In five lectures John Norton will investigate idealizations of this problematic type, mostly in statistical physics.

with a keynote lecture by Stephan Hartmann (LMU Munich)

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May 19, 2015, 8:00am CET

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