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Some trends in the philosophy of physics

Zinkernagel, Henrik (2011) Some trends in the philosophy of physics. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 26 (2). pp. 215-241. ISSN 2171-679X

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A short review of some recent developments in the philosophy of physics is presented. I focus on themes which illustrate relations and points of common interest between philosophy of physics and three of its 'neighboring' fields: Physics, metaphysics and general philosophy of science. The main examples discussed in these three 'border areas' are (i) decoherence and the interpretation of quantum mechanics; (ii) time in physics and metaphysics; and (iii) methodological issues surrounding the multiverse idea in modern cosmology.


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Zinkernagel, Henrikzink@ugr.es
Additional Information: Appears in the 'state of the art' series of the journal Theoria.
Keywords: Decoherence; Time; Cosmology; Multiverse.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Henrik Zinkernagel
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2011 00:50
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2014 19:56
Item ID: 8761
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.es/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/vi...
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 2011
Page Range: pp. 215-241
Volume: 26
Number: 2
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8761

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