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Title: Robert W. Batterman, The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic Reasoning in Explanation, Reduction and Emergence, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001, pp. 160
Authors: Felline, Laura
Keywords: Philosophy of physicsFilosofi della fisica
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Laura Felline, "Robert W. Batterman, The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic Reasoning in Explanation, Reduction and Emergence, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001, pp. 160", in "APhEx 2", 2010, pp. 11
Journal: APhEx 
Abstract: 
The Devil in the Details is one of the most relevant recent philosophical contributions to the study of applied mathematics. According to Robert Batterman, asymptotic reasoning is one of the most important tools of abstraction in science. For this role, the asynthood is essential in defining crucial concepts such as explanation and the intertheoretical relationship between theories. This essay critically illustrates and analyses the main theses of Batterman's book, in particular concerning the centrality of asynthotic reasoning.

“The Devil in the Details” rappresenta uno dei più rilevanti recenti contributi filosofici allo studio della matematica applicata. Secondo Robert Batterman il ragionamento asintotico rappresenta uno dei più importanti strumenti di astrazione nella ricerca scientifica ed è inoltre essenziale nella definizione di concetti come la spiegazione e il rapporto interteoretico tra teorie. Questo saggio illustra e analizza criticamente le tesi principali del libro di Batterman, in particolare riguardo alla centralità del ragionamento asintotico.
Type: Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/29761
ISSN: 2036-9972
Appears in Collections:02 APhEx num 2, anno 2010

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