Vickers, P. (2008) 'Frisch, Muller, and Belot on an inconsistency in classical electrodynamics.', British journal for the philosophy of science., 59 (4). pp. 767-792.
This paper follows up a debate as to whether classical electrodynamics is inconsistent. Mathias Frisch makes the claim in Inconsistency, Asymmetry and Non-Locality (), but this has been quickly countered by F. A. Muller () and Gordon Belot (). Here I argue that both Muller and Belot fail to connect with the background assumptions that support Frisch's claim. Responding to Belot I explicate Frisch's position in more detail, before providing my own criticisms. Correcting Frisch's position, I find that I can present the theory in a way both authors can agree upon. Differences then manifest themselves purely within the reasoning methods employed.
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|Date deposited:||12 February 2013|
|Date of first online publication:||December 2008|
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