By A. Hartkämper, H.-J. Schmidt (auth.), A. Hartkämper, H.-J. Schmidt (eds.)
The current quantity comprises 14 contributions awarded at a colloquium on "Structure and Approximation in actual Theories" held at Osnabruck in June 1980. The articles are provided within the revised shape written after the colloquium and accordingly additionally take account of the result of the dialogue on the colloquium. it's a extraordinary characteristic that the matter of approximation in actual theories has only in the near past came across a few cognizance within the philosophy of technological know-how, even if the operating physicist is con stantly faced with these questions. No fascinating thought of actual technology precisely matches its experimental information; nearly each relation among varied theories is an approximate one. There fore an sufficient reconstruction of actual theories needs to keep in mind and conceptualize the instant of approximation. the vast majority of the articles during this publication is based round this topic. There are at the least difficult, 'structuralistic' methods to the formalization of actual theories within which the point of approximation has been integrated: the technique because of P. Suppes, J. Sneed, W. Stegmuller ("S-approach") and the strategy of G. Lud wig and his co-workers ("L-approach"). The articles during this publication correspondingly fall into 3 sessions: presentation, elaboration and critique of the L-approach [Hartkamper/Schmidt, Ludwig, Neumann, Werner, Schmidt, Mayr, Kamiah, Majer, Grafe] or of the S-approach [Moulines, Balzer, Cooke], and articles touching on either methods or considering comparable concerns [Scheibe, Pfarr, Castrigiano]. after all, this can be just a tough type and every article has to be appraised in its personal right.
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