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Aristotle's physics

ROVELLI, Carlo (2013) Aristotle's physics. [Preprint]

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I show that Aristotelian physics is a correct approximation of Newtonian physics in its appropriate domain, in the same precise sense in which Newton theory is an approximation of Einstein's theory. Aristotelian physics lasted long not because it became dogma, but because it is a very good theory.


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ROVELLI, Carlorovelli@cpt.univ-mrs.fr
Keywords: Aristotle, incommensurability, physical theories.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Depositing User: Carlo ROVELLI
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2014 19:10
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2014 19:10
Item ID: 10964
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Date: 14 December 2013
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10964

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