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Synthese

, Volume 65, Issue 3, pp 445–480 | Cite as

Atomic discourse inThe Feynman Lectures on Physics

  • David A. Edwards
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Abstract

We examine the compromises that are actually made in modern scientific discourse concerning atoms. We conclude that even the ideals of clarity and consistency can be legitimately compromised in order to obtain other advantages.

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Scientific Discourse 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Edwards
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  1. 1.Dept. of MathematicsUniversity of GeorgiaAthensU.S.A.

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