# Rational Reconstructions of Modern Physics

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Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 169)

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- 11 Citations
- 4.9k Downloads

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 169)

Newton’s classical physics and its underlying ontology are loaded with several metaphysical hypotheses that cannot be justified by rational reasoning nor by experimental evidence. Furthermore, it is well known that some of these hypotheses are not contained in the great theories of modern physics, such as the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. This book shows that, on the basis of Newton’s classical physics and by rational reconstruction, the theory of relativity as well as quantum mechanics can be obtained by partly eliminating or attenuating the metaphysical hypotheses. Moreover, it is shown that these reconstructions do not require additional hypotheses or new experimental results.

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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0077-2
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
- Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
- Print ISBN 978-94-007-0076-5
- Online ISBN 978-94-007-0077-2
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