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Scientific Understanding in the Aharonov-Bohm Effect

Shech, Elay (2022) Scientific Understanding in the Aharonov-Bohm Effect. [Preprint]

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Abstract

By appealing to resources found in the scientific understanding literature, I identify in what senses idealizations afford understanding in the context of the (magnetic) Aharonov-Bohm effect. Three types of concepts of understanding are discussed: understanding-what, which has to do with understanding a phenomenon; understanding-with, which has to do with understanding a scientific theory; and understanding-why some phenomenon occurs. Consequently, I outline an account of understanding-with that is suggested by the historical controversy surrounding the Aharonov-Bohm effect.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Shech, Elayeshech@gmail.com
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr. Elay Shech
Date Deposited: 28 May 2022 14:57
Last Modified: 28 May 2022 14:57
Item ID: 20676
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20676

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