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Some trends in the philosophy of physics

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

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    Abstract

    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
    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: 26 Aug 2011 20:50
    Last Modified: 26 Nov 2014 14:56
    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...
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8761

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