Theory and experiment. The case of eötvös' experiments

Giovanni Boniolo

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By analysing the historical case of the proportionality between inertia and gravitation, it is possible to reconstruct one of the most relevant moments in the history of physics, that is to say, the one linked with Eötvös' experiments. At the same time, this reconstruction offers the opportunity to carry out philosophical considerations about the relationship between theory and experiment and about the concept of incommensurability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-486
Number of pages28
JournalBritish Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • History
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy

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