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By Matthias Egg

Does particle physics particularly describe the fundamental elements of the cloth global or is it only a great tool for deriving empirical predictions? This booklet proposes a singular resolution to that question, emphasizing the significance of causal reasoning for the justification of clinical claims. It thereby responds to normal concerns approximately clinical realism in addition to to extra particular demanding situations stemming from the translation of quantum physics.

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