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By Richard Dawid

String concept has performed a hugely influential function in theoretical physics for almost 3 many years and has considerably altered our view of the straight forward construction ideas of the Universe. besides the fact that, 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 powerful trust of their thought? This ebook explores this question, supplying a unique perception into the character of thought evaluate itself. Dawid methods the subject from a special place, having large event in either philosophy and high-energy physics. He argues that string idea is simply the main conspicuous instance of a few theories in high-energy physics the place non-empirical concept evaluation has a massive half to play. geared toward physicists and philosophers of technology, the ebook doesn't use mathematical formalism and explains such a lot technical phrases.

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