Reflections on the Practice of Physics: James Clerk Maxwell’s Methodological Odyssey in Electromagnetism

1st Edition

Giora Hon, Bernard R Goldstein

Routledge
March 13, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9780367367282 - CAT# 328137
Series: History and Philosophy of Technoscience

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Summary

This monograph examines James Clerk Maxwell’s contributions to electromagnetism to gain insight into the practice of science by focusing on scientific methodology as applied by scientists. First and foremost, this study is concerned with practices that are reflected in scientific texts and the ways scientists frame their research. The book is therefore about means and not ends.

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