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By Richard Dawid

ISBN-10: 1107029716

ISBN-13: 9781107029712

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String conception has performed a hugely influential position in theoretical physics for almost 3 many years and has considerably altered our view of the ordinary development ideas of the Universe. even if, the speculation is still empirically unconfirmed, and is predicted to stay so for the foreseeable destiny. So why do string theorists have this type of robust trust of their concept? This ebook explores this question, providing a unique perception into the character of conception evaluation itself. Dawid techniques the subject from a distinct place, having vast adventure in either philosophy and high-energy physics. He argues that string thought is simply the main conspicuous instance of a few theories in high-energy physics the place non-empirical idea review has a massive half to play. geared toward physicists and philosophers of technology, the publication doesn't use mathematical formalism and explains such a lot technical terms.

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