Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 20 items

  • Keywords: philosophy of physics x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Ontic Structural Realism and the Philosophy of Physics

James Ladyman, Don Ross, David Spurrett, and John Collier

in Every Thing Must Go: Metaphysics Naturalized

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276196
eISBN:
9780191706127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276196.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines Ontic Structural Realism (OSR) and its relationship with the philosophy of physics. OSR is the view that the world has an objective modal structure that is ontologically ... More


Dreams of a Famous Physicist: An Apology for Philosophy of Science

Wesley C. Salmon

in Causality and Explanation

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195108644
eISBN:
9780199833627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195108647.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Explores in some depth the relationship between physics and philosophy of science. Here the author exposes misconceptions regarding philosophy of science that seem to pervade the attitudes of many ... More


The Scientific Image

Bas. C. van Fraassen

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198244271
eISBN:
9780191597473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198244274.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book presents an empiricist alternative (‘constructive empiricism’) to both logical positivism and scientific realism. Against the former, it insists on a literal understanding of the language ... More


Interpreting Quantum Theories

Laura Ruetsche

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199535408
eISBN:
9780191728525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535408.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

QM∞ includes quantum field theory and the thermodynamic limit of quantum statistical mechanics — theories which, unlike the ‘ordinary’ quantum theories typically discussed by philosophers, concern ... More


Causality and Explanation

Wesley C. Salmon

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195108644
eISBN:
9780199833627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195108647.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Brings together 26 of Salmon's essays, including 7 that have never before been published and others that are difficult to find. Part I (Introductory Essays: Causality, Determinism, and Explanation) ... More


In Search of a Theory of Everything: The Philosophy Behind Physics

Demetris Nicolaides

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190098353
eISBN:
9780190098384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190098353.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In Search of a Theory of Everything takes readers on an adventurous journey through space and time on a quest for a unified “theory of everything” by means of a rare and agile interplay between the ... More


Philosophy of Physics

Anouk Barberousse

in The Philosophy of Science: A Companion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190690649
eISBN:
9780190690670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690649.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Philosophical reflections on physics and its theories have been shaping the agenda of general philosophy of science, including issues such as the nature of scientific theories, the meaning of ... More


Overture for Ants

Michael Silberstein, W.M. Stuckey, and Timothy McDevitt

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe: Unifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807087
eISBN:
9780191844850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807087.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, History of Physics

This book addresses Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek’s challenge that “ascending from the ant’s-eye view to the God’s-eye view of physical reality is the most profound challenge for fundamental physics ... More


Introduction: Progressive Steps toward a Unified Conception of Individuality Across the Sciences

Alexandre Guay and Thomas Pradeu

in Individuals Across the Sciences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199382514
eISBN:
9780199382538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199382514.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter introduces the main issues and themes of the volume. Approaches to individuality from metaphysics and philosophy of science are contrasted. Recent philosophical developments regarding ... More


Laws and Symmetry

Bas C. van Fraassen

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248606
eISBN:
9780191597459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248601.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Metaphysicians speak of laws of nature in terms of necessity and universality, and that conception played a role in the birth of modern physics some centuries ago, but today physicists speak in terms ... More


Quantum Mechanics: An Empiricist View

Bas C. van Fraassen

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239802
eISBN:
9780191597466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239807.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Quantum theory was developed in response to a welter of new experimental phenomena, yet appeared to depict a world so esoteric as to be literally unimaginable. Interpretation of the theory became ... More


Eternity in Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy

Kris McDaniel

in Eternity: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199781874
eISBN:
9780199345175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781874.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

At the beginning of the twentieth century many attempts were made to demonstrate by means of speculative metaphysics that time is a mere appearance. The most famous of these purported demonstrations ... More


The Philosophy of Science: A Companion

Anouk Baberousse, Denis Bonnay, and Mikael Cozic (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190690649
eISBN:
9780190690670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690649.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of science studies the methods, theories, and concepts used by scientists. It mainly developed as a field in its own right during the twentieth century and is now a diversified and lively ... More


Individuation, Process, and Scientific Practices

Otávio Bueno, Ruey-Lin Chen, and Melinda B. Fagan

in Individuation, Process, and Scientific Practices

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190636814
eISBN:
9780190636845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636814.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The questions “What is an individual?” and “What things count as individuals?” are classic philosophical inquiries, currently pursued mainly within analytic metaphysics. This volume takes a new ... More


Time Travel: The Popular Philosophy of Narrative

David Wittenberg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249961
eISBN:
9780823252503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249961.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book argues that time travel fiction is a narrative “laboratory,” a setting for thought experiments in which essential theoretical questions about storytelling—and, by extension, about the ... More


Chance and Temporal Asymmetry

Alastair Wilson (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199673421
eISBN:
9780191782534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673421.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This volume is a collection of cutting-edge research papers in scientifically informed metaphysics, tackling a range of philosophical puzzles which have emerged from recent work on chance and ... More


Individuals Across the Sciences

Alexandre Guay and Thomas Pradeu (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199382514
eISBN:
9780199382538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199382514.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Knowing what individuals are and how they can be identified is a question of recurring importance in the history of philosophy. Most contemporary philosophers consider the problem from a general, ... More


Reference and Quasi‐Reference

Kenneth L. Pearce

in Language and the Structure of Berkeley's World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198790334
eISBN:
9780191839627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790334.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In De Motu, Berkeley distinguishes between two uses of language, which we may call ‘genuine reference’ and ‘quasi-reference.’ Genuine referring expressions, like ‘red,’ are used to label ... More


Individuation, Process, and Scientific Practices

Otávio Bueno, Ruey-Lin Chen, and Melinda Bonnie Fagan (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190636814
eISBN:
9780190636845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636814.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book concerns a classic philosophical question: “What things count as individuals?” Rather than addressing it from the perspective of analytic metaphysics, this volume proposes to reformulate ... More


The Wave Function: Essays on the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics

Alyssa Ney and David Z Albert (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199790807
eISBN:
9780199979660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790807.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This is a new volume of original essays on the metaphysics of quantum mechanics, in particular the ontological status of the wave function. The essays address questions such as: What fundamental ... More


View: