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Field Theory
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I. Classical Field Theory – II. Quantum Field Theory – III. Field Theory in the Social Sciences

I. Classical Field Theory

Field theories have an ancient forerunner in the Stoic theory of the pneuma; however, in the history of modern science they have their origin in the difficulties in applying the principles of discrete particles in Newtonian mechanics (I. Newton) to the behavior of deformable solid …

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Evers, Dirk and Lück, Helmut E., “Field Theory”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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