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Physical Relativity from a Functionalist Perspective. / Knox, Eleanor.

In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Vol. 67, 08.2019, p. 118-124.

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Knox, E 2019, 'Physical Relativity from a Functionalist Perspective', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, vol. 67, pp. 118-124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsb.2017.09.008

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Knox, E. (2019). Physical Relativity from a Functionalist Perspective. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 67, 118-124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsb.2017.09.008

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Knox E. Physical Relativity from a Functionalist Perspective. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. 2019 Aug;67:118-124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsb.2017.09.008

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Knox, Eleanor. / Physical Relativity from a Functionalist Perspective. In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. 2019 ; Vol. 67. pp. 118-124.

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