Historical context and Philosophy of Science: a reply to Peter Simons' 'Coincidence and Kite-Flying'

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Sterrett, Susan G.
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2009-03-04
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Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951 , Physical similarity , Physically similar systems , Tractatus logico-philosophicus, by Ludwig Wittgenstein , Model , Scale model , Dimensional analysis , Dimensionless parameter
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Sterrett, Susan G. (2009). Historical context and Philosophy of Science: a reply to Peter Simons' 'Coincidence and Kite-Flying'. Unpublished manuscript.
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This essay responds to a review of my book "Wittgenstein Flies A Kite: A Story of Models of Wings and Models of the World" by Peter Simons that appears in the March 2009 issue of the journal Metascience. The revised version contains additional clarifications.

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