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On component forces in physics : a pragmatic view
Philosophy of science in practice : Nancy Cartwright and the nature of scientific reasoning
  • Darrell Patrick ROWBOTTOM, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
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Do component forces exist? I argue that the answer lies in the affirmative, on historical and operational grounds.

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Paper presented at the International Conference on Evidence, Capacities, and Explanation - Cartwright;s Philosophy, Sep 12-14, 2012, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

ISBN of the source publication: 9783319455303

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Rowbottom, D. P. (2016). On component forces in physics: A pragmatic view. In H.-K. Chao & J. Reiss (Eds.), Philosophy of science in practice: Nancy Cartwright and the nature of scientific reasoning (pp. 111-126). Cham: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-45532-7_7