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Principles, philosophy of science: physical principles are not the same as laws of nature. Rather, laws can be gained from principles or traced back to principles. Examples are the principle of the shortest time, the principle of the smallest effect, the uncertainty principle. See also theories, laws of nature, laws, natural constants.

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Bertrand Russell on Principles - Dictionary of Arguments

ABC der Relativitätstheorie (German) II 95f
Principle of cosmic laziness/Relativity Theory/Russell: bodies move on geodesics - i.e. on the tracks that make the time between the stations as long as possible - i.e. the total distance is the maximum. - Otherwise the time measured on its own clock, would be shorter. - If light speed traveler had made a detour, he would have arrived earlier. - E.g. the earth chooses an orbit around the sun, which makes the time of each path part longer according to a clock on the earth than the time measured by clocks that move on a different path. - Gravitation/Einstein: - non-Euclidean space: here the geodesics have an undulating form - the paths lead around the outside - law of gravitation: every body chooses the easiest path.


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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.

Russell I
B. Russell/A.N. Whitehead
Principia Mathematica Frankfurt 1986

Russell II
B. Russell
The ABC of Relativity, London 1958, 1969
German Edition:
Das ABC der Relativitätstheorie Frankfurt 1989

Russell IV
B. Russell
The Problems of Philosophy, Oxford 1912
German Edition:
Probleme der Philosophie Frankfurt 1967

Russell VI
B. Russell
"The Philosophy of Logical Atomism", in: B. Russell, Logic and KNowledge, ed. R. Ch. Marsh, London 1956, pp. 200-202
German Edition:
Die Philosophie des logischen Atomismus
In
Eigennamen, U. Wolf (Hg), Frankfurt 1993

Russell VII
B. Russell
On the Nature of Truth and Falsehood, in: B. Russell, The Problems of Philosophy, Oxford 1912 - Dt. "Wahrheit und Falschheit"
In
Wahrheitstheorien, G. Skirbekk (Hg), Frankfurt 1996


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