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Free Will and Modern Science

Richard Swinburne (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264898
eISBN:
9780191754074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264898.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Do humans have a free choice of which actions to perform? Three recent developments of modern science can help us to answer this question. First, new investigative tools have enabled us to study the ... More


Modern Perspectives in Lattice QCD: Quantum Field Theory and High Performance Computing: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 93, August 2009

Laurent Lellouch, Rainer Sommer, Benjamin Svetitsky, Anastassios Vladikas, and Leticia F. Cugliandolo (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691609
eISBN:
9780191731792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691609.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The book is based on the lectures delivered at the XCIII Session of the ´Ecole de Physique des Houches, held in August, 2009. The aim of the event was to familiarize the new generation of Ph.D. ... More


Lattice field theory fundamentals

M. Pilar HernÁndez

in Modern Perspectives in Lattice QCD: Quantum Field Theory and High Performance Computing: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 93, August 2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691609
eISBN:
9780191731792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691609.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter reviews the basic building blocks of the regularization of Quantum Field Theories (QFT) on a space-time lattice. It assumes some familiarity with QFT in the continuum. In an introductory ... More


The Freedom of the Will

Richard Swinburne

in The Evolution of the Soul

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236986
eISBN:
9780191598593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236980.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A substantial balance of evidence favours the view that human souls have (limited) libertarian free will, that is the freedom to choose between alternative actions, despite all causal influences ... More


Quantum Theory for Chemical Applications: From Basic Concepts to Advanced Topics

Jochen Autschbach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190920807
eISBN:
9780197508350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190920807.001.0001
Subject:
Chemistry, Quantum and Theoretical Chemistry

‘Quantum Theory for Chemical Applications (QTCA): From basic concepts to advanced topics’ is an introduction to quantum theory for students and practicing researchers in chemistry, chemical ... More


Quantum Physics Takes Free Will into Account

Ignacio Cirac and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In this dialogue, the physicist Ignacio Cirac, director of the Theoretical Division of the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, outlines why quantum physics has brought about a much greater ... More


Categories for Quantum Theory: An Introduction

Chris Heunen and Jamie Vicary

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198739623
eISBN:
9780191802584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739623.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Applied Mathematics

Monoidal category theory serves as a powerful framework for describing logical aspects of quantum theory, giving an abstract language for parallel and sequential composition and a conceptual way to ... More


Troubling Time/s and Ecologies of Nothingness: Re-turning, Re-membering, and Facing the Incalculable

Karen Barad

in Eco-Deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279500
eISBN:
9780823281558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279500.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the epistemological-ontological-ethical implications of temporal dis/junction by reading insights from Quantum Field Theory and Kyoko Hayashi’s account of the destruction ... More


“Laws” and “Theories” in Chemistry Do Not Obey the Rules

Maureen Christie and John R. Christie

in Of Minds and Molecules: New Philosophical Perspectives on Chemistry

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195128345
eISBN:
9780197561416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195128345.003.0009
Subject:
Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry

Most philosophers’ discussions of issues relating to “laws of nature” and “scientific theories” have concentrated heavily on examples from classical physics. Newton’s laws of motion and of ... More


Quantum theory and the General Theory of Relativity

A. J. Kox and H. F. Schatz

in A Living Work of Art: The Life and Science of Hendrik Antoon Lorentz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198870500
eISBN:
9780191912825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870500.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Chapter 8 describes, in terms that are accessible to a general audience, the development of quantum theory and general relativity in the first decades of the twentieth century and in particular ... More


Chemistry and “The Theoretician’s Dilemma”

Hinne Hettema

in Essays in the Philosophy of Chemistry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190494599
eISBN:
9780197559666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190494599.003.0021
Subject:
Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry

This contribution addresses Hempel’s well-known “The Theoretician’s Dilemma” from the viewpoint of philosophy of chemistry. While from the viewpoint of ... More


Planck’s Cosmic Harmonium

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Max Planck (a skilled pianist and conductor) experimented with the Eitz harmonium, which divided the octave into 104 steps. Planck then investigated whether skilled choruses would move toward ... More


Introduction

Masanori Kaji and Helge kragh

in Early Responses to the Periodic System

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190200077
eISBN:
9780197559468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200077.003.0007
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

Even though there have already been many studies of the reception of scientific discoveries and theories, only a few discoveries have been systematically examined from ... More


Mathematical Chemistry, a New Discipline

Guillermo Restrepo

in Essays in the Philosophy of Chemistry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190494599
eISBN:
9780197559666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190494599.003.0023
Subject:
Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry

THE AIM OF THIS chapter is to ponder and discuss the relationship between chemistry and mathematics, taking into account some early research we have ... More


A Living Work of Art: The Life and Science of Hendrik Antoon Lorentz

A. J. Kox and H. F. Schatz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198870500
eISBN:
9780191912825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870500.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Hendrik Antoon Lorentz was one of the greatest physicists and mathematicians the Netherlands has ever known. Einstein called him “a living work of art, a perfect personality.” During his funeral in ... More


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