Method, Theory, and Statistics: The Lesson of Physics

  • Lorenz Krüger
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 122)


The subtitle of my paper — The Lesson of Physics — is an overstatement in several ways: The lesson is, of course, no more than the lesson I have extracted from the history of physics for myself, and that I would like others to believe as well. Hence, it is only one lesson among several possible lessons, i.e. a view suggested for discussion. Moreover the singular ‘the lesson’ requires a historical survey of about 200 years of physics and a systematic analysis of its present results. Needless to say, then, that I rely heavily on the work of others, among them several participants of this conference.


Statistical Pattern Integer Spin Dynamical History Antisymmetric State Strange Property 
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