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String Theory and the Scientific Method

String Theory and the Scientific Method (Hardback)

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String theory has played a highly influential role in theoretical physics for nearly three decades and has substantially altered our view of the elementary building principles of the Universe. However, the theory remains empirically unconfirmed, and is expected to remain so for the foreseeable future. So why do string theorists have such a strong belief in their theory? This book explores this question, offering a novel insight into the nature of theory assessment itself. Dawid approaches the topic from a unique position, having extensive experience in both philosophy and high-energy physics. He argues that string theory is just the most conspicuous example of a number of theories in high-energy physics where non-empirical theory assessment has an important part to play. Aimed at physicists and philosophers of science, the book does not use mathematical formalism and explains most technical terms.

Science & MathematicsPhysicsParticle & high-energy physics Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 02/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9781107029712  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Richard Dawid is a philosopher of science at the University of Vienna and has a PhD in theoretical physics. His main research interests are philosophical questions related to contemporary high energy physics, as well as general issues in philosophy of science.

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