The Great Questions of Philosophy and Physics. Episode 7, Are Atoms Real?.
(eVideo)

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Great Courses, The, film director.
Gimbel, Steven, actor.
The Great Courses (Firm), Distributor
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : The Great Courses, 2020., Kanopy Streaming, 2021.
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1 online resource (streaming video file) (31 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Language
English

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Film
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Participants/Performers
Steven Gimbel
Date/Time and Place of Event
Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2020.
Description
Compare proof for the reality of atoms with evidence for the existence of Santa Claus. Both are problematic hypotheses! Trace the history of atomic theory and the philosophical resistance to it. End with Bas van Fraassen’s idea of “constructive empiricism,” which holds that successful theories ought only to be empirically adequate since we can never know with certainty what is real.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Great Courses, T., & Gimbel, S. (2020). The Great Questions of Philosophy and Physics . The Great Courses.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Great Courses, The and Steven, Gimbel. 2020. The Great Questions of Philosophy and Physics. The Great Courses.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Great Courses, The and Steven, Gimbel. The Great Questions of Philosophy and Physics The Great Courses, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Great Courses, The,, and Steven Gimbel. The Great Questions of Philosophy and Physics The Great Courses, 2020.

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