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Weinert, Friedel

The Demons of Science

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Friedel Weinert

Part I. Thought Experiments

2. Thought Experiments in Ancient Greece
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3. What Thought Experiments Represent
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4. Models and Thought Experiments
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5. The Function of Thought Experiments
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6. What Thought Experiments Tell Us and Don’t Tell Us About the World
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7. Enter the Demons
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Part II. Laplace’s Demon

8. Laplace’s Demon: Causal and Predictive Determinism
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9. Causality, Determinism and the Block Universe
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10. The Time-Reversal Invariance of Fundamental Laws
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11. Determinism and Its Implications
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12. Determinism and Free Will
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13. What Laplace’s Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the World
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Part III. Maxwell’s Demon

14. Local and Cosmic Arrows of Time
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15. Maxwell’s Demon
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16. Loschmidt’s Demon: Reversibility and Irreversibility
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17. Indeterminism
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18. Entropy and Evolution



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19. The Past-Future Asymmetry
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20. What Maxwell’s Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the World
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Part IV. Nietzsche’s Demon

21. The Eternal Recurrence of Events
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22. Landsberg’s Demon
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23. Physical and Phenomenal Time
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24. The Evolution of the Universe
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25. Time and Change
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26. Is There a Master Arrow of Time?
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27. What Landsberg’s Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the Arrows of Time
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Part V. Conclusion

28. Conclusion
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Keywords: Physics, History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics, Philosophy of Science, Popular Science in Physics, Cosmology

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2016
Language
en
Edition
1
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9783319317083
Printed ISBN
978-3-319-31707-6

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