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Some trends in the philosophy of physics

Zinkernagel, Henrik (2011) Some trends in the philosophy of physics. [Published Article or Volume]

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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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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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
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