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Philosophy Books(for Theoretical Physics)

  1. Jan 17, 2010 #1
    Science is independent of philosophy, however, Theoretical Physics is not JUST a science and sometimes philosophical arguments are employed. I have noticed that, although I do independent philosophy, I have never studied formal philosophy.

    Can any of you recommend me a book on philosophy that, without being to verbose, covers the topics for someone who would want to eventually enter the field of theoretical physics? I would like it to be thought provoking too while still being somewhat concise.
     
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  3. Jan 25, 2010 #2
    frontiers:twentieth-century physics by steve adams
     
  4. Jan 26, 2010 #3
    That looks like a popular level science book than a philosophical one(I do not need a book about mysticism about Quantum Mechanics), I just want a book that is fairly unbiased and shows the major schools of thought of physical philosophy.

    For example, is Philosophy of Physics by Sklar good.
     
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