On Component Forces in Physics: A Pragmatic View

In Hsiang-Ke Chao & Julian Reiss (eds.), Philosophy of Science in Practice: Nancy Cartwright and the nature of scientific reasoning. Cham: Springer International Publishing (2016)
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Do component forces exist? I argue that the answer lies in the affirmative, on historical and operational grounds.

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Darrell P. Rowbottom
Lingnan University


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