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Hartry Field on Laws - Dictionary of Arguments

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Laws/physics/scalar quantities/scalar/temperature/Field: physical laws for scalar variables are often formulated as laws on a scalar T, that maps the quadruple of real numbers (space-time localization) to real numbers (e.g. temperature).
Function T: (scalar) then has the form T = y  ° φ-1. several space points mapped to a point on the scale.
φ -1: inverse of the function: (archetype instead of image): because it is processed twice: the second time backwards).
φ (x): x coordinates of in space
φ -1 (x): images of the coordinates on the line R).


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Field I
H. Field
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989

Field II
H. Field
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001

Field III
H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980

Field IV
Hartry Field
"Realism and Relativism", The Journal of Philosophy, 76 (1982), pp. 553-67
In
Theories of Truth, Paul Horwich, Aldershot 1994


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