Higher Speculations: Grand Theories and Failed Revolutions in Physics and Cosmology

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Throughout history, people have tried to construct 'theories of everything': highly ambitious attempts to understand nature in its totality. This account presents these theories in their historical contexts, from little-known hypotheses from the past to modern developments such as the theory of superstrings, the anthropic principle, and ideas of many universes, and uses them to problematize the limits of scientific knowledge. Do claims to theories of everything belong to science at all? Which are the epistemic standards on ...

Higher Speculations: Grand Theories and Failed Revolutions in Physics and Cosmology 2015, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198726371

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Higher Speculations: Grand Theories and Failed Revolutions in Physics and Cosmology 2011, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199599882

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