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    Poincaré’s Discussion on Mechanism and Principle of Relativity
    Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 43 179-184. 2008.
    Mechanism is a conception of the world according to which all can be explained by mechanics expressed by its fundamental concepts and principles. I’ll firstly show that, following Poincaré’s discussion on mechanical explanation, the very foundation of classical mechanics implicates that all can’t be explained. Next, I’lldiscuss the principles of mechanics as they are viewed by Poincaré, especially the principle of relativity. I’ll show that this principle has a particular feature by its form of …Read more