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Abbott, Russ (2008) The reductionist blind spot. [Preprint]

Abbott, Russ (2009) The reductionist blind spot. [Preprint]

Abrams, Marshall (2006) How Do Natural Selection and Random Drift Interact? In: UNSPECIFIED.

Allori, Valia (2015) Maxwell's Paradox: the Metaphysics of Classical Electrodynamics and its Time-Reversal Invariance. αnalytica, an electronic open-access journal for philosophy of science, 1. pp. 1-19.

Andersen, Holly (2011) Mechanisms, Laws, and Regularities. Philosophy of Science, 78 (2). pp. 325-331.

Andersen, Holly (2016) What Would Hume Say? Regularities, Laws, and Mechanisms. [Preprint]

Atkinson, David (2006) A Relativistic Zeno Effect. [Preprint]


Backmann, Marius and Reutlinger, Alexander (2014) Better Best Systems – Too Good To Be True. [Preprint]

Ballinger, Clint (2008) Initial Conditions and the ‘Open Systems’ Argument against Laws of Nature. [Preprint]

Belkind, Ori (2016) On Newtonian Induction. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Belot, Gordon (2016) Undermined. [Preprint]

BenDaniel, David Jacob (2011) Constructibility in Quantum Mechanics. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Berkovitz, Joseph (2012) On Supernatural Miracles and Laws of Nature. Toronto Journal of Theology, 28 (1). pp. 145-152.

Binder, Bernd (2003) A Natural Mass Unit Hidden in the Planck Action Quantum. [Preprint]

Binder, Bernd (2003) Natural Nonlinear Quantum Units and Human Artificial Linear System of Units. [Preprint]

Bishop, Robert (2011) Fluid Convection, Constraint and Causation. [Preprint]


Bitbol, Michel (2011) Traces of Objectivity: Causality and Probabilities in Quantum Physics. Diogenes, 58 (4). pp. 30-57.


Bod, Rens (2004) Explaining New Phenomena in Terms of Previous Phenomena. [Preprint]

Bogen, Jim (2001) What We Talk About When We Talk About Causality. [Preprint]

Boumans, Marcel (2004) Measurement Outside the Laboratory. In: UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

Boumans, Marcel (2004) Measurement outside the laboratory. In: UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

Brading, Katherine (2011) Unity and change in Newton's physics. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Butterfield, Jeremy (2014) Our Mathematical Universe? The Mathematics Millennium Project (U.K.), Cambridge, U.K..


Callender, Craig (2004) Measures, Explanations and the Past: Should 'Special' Initial Conditions be Explained? [Preprint]

Callender, Craig (2014) One World, One Beable. [Preprint]

Cei, Angelo and French, Steven (2010) Getting Away from Governance: A Structuralist Approach to Laws and Symmetries. [Preprint]

Chakalov, Dimi (2005) Are Gravitational Waves Directly Observable? UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

Cirkovic, Milan (2002) The Thermodynamical Arrow of Time: Reinterpreting the Boltzmann-Schuetz Argument. [Preprint]

Cohen, Jonathan and Callender, Craig (2009) Special Sciences, Conspiracy and the Better Best System Account of Lawhood. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Curiel, Erik (2014) Are Classical Black Holes Hot or Cold? [Preprint]

Curiel, Erik (2014) Classical Black Holes Are Hot. [Preprint]

Curiel, Erik (2014) If Metrical Structure Were Not Dynamical, Counterfactuals in General Relativity Would Be Easy. [Preprint]

Curiel, Erik (2014) A Primer on Energy Conditions. [Preprint]

Curiel, Erik (2016) A Simple Proof of the Uniqueness of the Einstein Field Equation in All Dimensions. [Preprint]


Davies, E Brian (2007) The Mechanical Philosophy 1660 - 1675. [Preprint]

Davies, E Brian (2006) Scientific Understanding. [Preprint]

Dikshit, Biswaranjan (2014) A new approach in classical electrodynamics to protect principle of causality. Journal of Theoretical Physics and Cryptography, 5. pp. 1-4. ISSN 2322-3138

Dikshit, Biswaranjan (2017) A simple proof of Born’s rule for statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics. [Preprint]

Dizadji-Bahmani, Foad and Bradley, Seamus (2014) Lewis' Account of Counterfactuals is Incongruent with Lewis' Account of Laws of Nature. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Dorato, Mauro (2012) Mathematical biology and the existence of biological laws. Probabilities, Laws and Structure. pp. 109-121.

Dorato, Mauro (2011) TRUTH, LAWS AND THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE. Manuscrito. Rev. Int. Fil.,, 34 (1). pp. 185-204. ISSN 0100-6045

Dorato, Mauro (2015) The physical world as a blob: is OSR really realism? [Preprint]

Dorato, Mauro and Esfeld, Michael (2009) GRW as an ontology of dispositions. [Preprint]

Dorato, Mauro and Esfeld, Michael (2014) The metaphysics of laws: dispositionalism vs. primitivism. [Preprint]

Dorato, Mauro and Laudisa, Federico (2014) Realism and instrumentalism about the wave function. How should we choose? [Preprint]

Ducheyne, Steffen (2006) Lessons From Galileo: The Pragmatic Model of Shared Characteristics of Scientific Representation. [Preprint]

Ducheyne, Steffen (2005) Mathematical Models in Newton’s Principia: A New View of the “Newtonian Style”. [Preprint]


Egg, Matthias and Esfeld, Michael (2014) Primitive ontology and quantum state in the GRW matter density theory. [Preprint]

Ellerman, David (2014) Partitions and Objective Indefiniteness in Quantum Mechanics. [Preprint]

Esfeld, Michael (2014) Quantum Humeanism, or: physicalism without properties. [Preprint]


Farr, Matt (2011) On A- and B-Theoretic Elements of Branching Spacetimes. [Preprint]

Farr, Matt and Reutlinger, Alexander (2013) A Relic of a Bygone Age? Causation, Time Symmetry and the Directionality Argument. [Preprint]

Farr, Matt (2016) Causation and Time Reversal. [Preprint]

Fenton-Glynn, Luke (2014) Ceteris Paribus Laws and Minutis Rectis Laws. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Fenton-Glynn, Luke (2014) Unsharp Best System Chances. [Preprint]

Filomeno, Aldo (2016) Fundamentality, Effectiveness and Objectivity of Gauge Symmetries. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science.

Fleming, Gordon / N (2011) On the Quantum Deviations from Einstein Dilation of Unstable Quanton* Decay Evolution and Lifetimes. [Preprint]

Ford, Sharon R (2009) The Viability of a Pure-Power Ontology. In: UNSPECIFIED.

French, Steven (2016) Building Bridges with the Right Tools: Modality and the Standard Model. [Preprint]

French, Steven (2015) Doing Away with Dispositions: Powers in the Context of Modern Physics. [Preprint]

French, Steven and McKenzie, Kerry (2011) Thinking Outside the Toolbox: Towards a More Productive Engagement Between Metaphysics and Philosophy of Physics. [Preprint]

Frisch, Mathias (2010) From Arbuthnot to Boltzmann: The Past-hypothesis, Special Sciences and the Best System. In: UNSPECIFIED.


Gao, Shan (2014) Notes on the ontology of Bohmian mechanics. [Preprint]

Gao, Shan (2013) Space-time, relativity and quantum mechanics: In search of a deeper connection. [Preprint]

Gao, Shan (2013) Three possible implications of spacetime discreteness. [Preprint]

Gao, Shan (2011) The Wave Function and Its Evolution. [Preprint]

Gao, Shan (2001) The basis of indeterminism. [Preprint]

Gijsbers, Victor (2014) Unification as a Measure of Natural Classification. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 29 (1). pp. 71-82. ISSN 2171-679X

Gildenhuys, Peter (2008) Causal Equations without Ceteris Paribus Clauses. [Preprint]

Glynn, Luke (2010) Deterministic Chance. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 61 (1). pp. 51-80.

Glynn, Luke (2013) Is There High-Level Causation? [Preprint]

Glynn, Luke and Dardashti, Radin and Thebault, Karim P Y and Frisch, Mathias (2013) Unsharp Humean Chances in Statistical Physics: A Reply to Beisbart. [Preprint]

Gomori, Marton and Szabo, Laszlo E. (2011) Is the relativity principle consistent with classical electrodynamics? Towards a logico-empiricist reconstruction of a physical theory. [Preprint]

Gomori, Marton and Szabo, Laszlo E. (2009) Is the relativity principle consistent with electrodynamics? Towards a logico-empiricist reconstruction of a physical theory. [Preprint]

Gomori, Marton and Szabo, Laszlo E. (2009) Is the relativity principle consistent with electrodynamics? Towards a logico-empiricist reconstruction of a physical theory. [Preprint]

Grandpierre, Attila (2003) The Dynamics of Time and Timelessness: Philosophy, Physics and Prospects for our Life. UNSPECIFIED.

Grandpierre, Attila (2002) The Fundamental Principles of Existence and the Origin of Physical Laws. [Preprint]

Grandpierre, Attila (2002) The Fundamental Principles of Existence and the Origin of Physical Laws. [Preprint]

Greenstein, Noah (2015) General Relativistic Biology. [Preprint]

Griesel, Carsten (2008) The Type-Token Distinction and the Mind and Brain Sciences. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Groisman, Berry (2007) What is Dialectic? Some remarks on Popper’s criticism. [Preprint]


Harokopos, Efthimios (2003) Virtual Gravity and the Duality of Reality. [Preprint]

Hartmann, Bruno (2013) Physical Determination of the Action. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Hoefer, Carl (2004) Causality and Determinism: Tension, or Outright Conflict? [Preprint]

Hoefer, Carl (2003) Humean Effective Strategies. [Preprint]

Hoefer, Carl (2005) The Third Way on Objective Probability: A Skeptic's Guide to Objective Chance. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

Hoefer, Carl (2007) The Third Way on Objective Probability: A Skeptic's Guide to Objective Chance. [Preprint]

Holster, Andrew (2004) Time Flow Physics: Introduction to a unified theory based on time flow. [Preprint]

Huber, Franz (2011) Lewis Causation Is a Special Case of Spohn Causation. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 62 (1). pp. 207-210.

Huber, Franz (2012) Review of Wolfgang Spohn, The Laws of Belief: Ranking Theory and Its Philosophical Applications (Oxford University Press 2012). Philosophy of Science. pp. 584-588.

Huber, Franz (2013) Structural Equations and Beyond. Review of Symbolic Logic, 6 (4). pp. 709-732.

Hubert, Mario (2015) Quantity of Matter or Intrinsic Property: Why Mass Cannot Be Both. [Preprint]

Huggett, Nick (2002) Mirror Symmetry: What is it for Relational Space to be Orientable? [Preprint]

Hüttemann, Andreas (2014) Scientific Practice and Necessary Connections. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 29 (1). pp. 29-39. ISSN 2171-679X

Hüttemann, Andreas and Reutlinger, Alexander (2013) Against the Statistical Account of Special Science Laws. [Preprint]

huneman, philippe (2006) Evolutionary theory in philosophical focus. [Preprint]


Iurato, Giuseppe (2013) Some historical aspects concerning the rise of the first exact measurements of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon. [Preprint]

Iurato, Giuseppe (2014) The emergence of resonance dual models: a first look at some early historical prolegomena of a related formal technique. [Preprint]


Jantzen, Benjamin (2013) Dynamics, Symmetry, and the Levels of Selection. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Johansson, Ingvar (2014) Constancy and Circularity in the SI. In: UNSPECIFIED.


Kallfelz, William Ontic Structural Realism, Information, and Natural Necessity: Where Naturalism and Analytic Metaphysics Can Find Common Ground. [Preprint]

Kantorovich, Aharon (2006) Particles vs. Structures: Weak Ontic Structuralism. [Preprint]

Kowalenko, Robert (2007) A Curve-Fitting Approach to Ceteris Paribus-Laws. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Kroedel, Thomas and Huber, Franz (2013) Counterfactual Dependence and Arrow. Nous, 47 (3). pp. 453-466.


Laudisa, Federico (2015) Laws are not descriptions. [Preprint]

Lavenda, B.H. (2001) Relativistic Thermodynamics and the Classical Model of the Electron. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

Linquist, Stefan (2015) Against Lawton’s contingency thesis, or, why the reported demise of community ecology is greatly exaggerated. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Lipkin, Arkadiy (2012) The “Object Theoretic Operational” View of Natural Science. [Preprint]

Lisker, Roy (2002) On Counter-Intuitive Science. [Preprint] (Unpublished)

List, Christian and Pivato, Marcus (2016) Dynamic and stochastic systems as a framework for metaphysics and the philosophy of science. [Preprint]

Liu, Chuang (2001) Approximations, Idealizations, and Models in Statistical Mechanics. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

Liu, Chuang (2006) How we can be free from physics. [Preprint]

Liu, Chuang (2001) Laws and Models in a Theory of Idealization. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

Lyre, Holger (2009) Humean Perspectives on Structural Realism. [Preprint]

Lyre, Holger (2009) The “Multirealization” of Multiple Realizability. [Preprint]

Lyre, Holger (2011) Structural Invariants, Structural Kinds, Structural Laws. [Preprint]


Majid, Shahn (2007) Algebraic Approach to Quantum Gravity: relative realism. [Preprint]

Maxwell, Nicholas (2012) Has Science Established that the Cosmos is Physically Comprehensible? [Preprint]

McKenzie, Kerry (2014) Review of 'Metaphysics and Science', eds. Stephen Mumford and Matthew Tugby. [Preprint]

Mohrhoff, Ulrich J. (2014) First-Person Plural Quantum Mechanics. [Preprint]

Molnár, Attila and Székely, Gergely (2013) Axiomatizing Relativistic Dynamics using Formal Thought Experiments. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Muller, F.A. (2003) The Deep Black Sea: Observability and Modality Afloat. UNSPECIFIED. (In Press)

Muller, F.A. and Seevinck, M.P. (2009) Discerning Elementary Particles. [Preprint]

Munoz, François and huneman, philippe (2016) From the neutral theory to a comprehensive and multiscale theory of ecological equivalence. [Preprint]

Myrvold, Wayne C. and Albert, David Z. and Callender, Craig and Ismael, Jenann (2016) Book Symposium: David Albert, After Physics. UNSPECIFIED.


Nasmith, Benjamin B (2011) Presentism in a World Denied Instantaneous Signals. [Preprint]

Nelson, William (2013) Local and global definitions of time: Cosmology and quantum theory. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Nissan-Rozen, Ittay (2014) Contrastive explanations, crystal balls and the inadmissibility of historical information. In: UNSPECIFIED.


Pashby, Thomas (2014) Time and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. University of Pittsburgh.

Pemberton, John M. and Cartwright, Nancy (2014) Ceteris paribus laws need machines to generate them. [Preprint]

Pietsch, Wolfgang (2013) Big Data – The New Science of Complexity. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Pombo, Claudia (2015) Differentiation with stratification: a principle of theoretical physics in the tradition of the memory art. [Preprint]

Primas, Hans (2003) Time-Entanglement Between Mind and Matter. [Preprint]

Psillos, Stathis (2015) Broken structuralism. [Preprint]

Psillos, Stathis (2014) Regularities, Natural Patterns and Laws of Nature. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 29 (1). pp. 9-27. ISSN 2171-679X

Psillos, Stathis (2016) Laws and Powers in the Frame of Nature. [Preprint]

Psillos, Stathis and Ioannidis, Stavros (2016) Mechanisms, counterfactuals and laws. [Preprint]

Punin, Peter (2016) Group-theoretic Atemporality in Physics and its Boundaries (Another look at reversibility, irreversibility, and their philosophical implications). [Preprint]


ROVELLI, Carlo (2015) Is Time’s Arrow Perspectival? [Preprint]

Raerinne, Jani and Baedke, Jan (2015) Exclusions, Explanations, and Exceptions: On the Causal and Lawlike Status of the Competitive Exclusion Principle. Philosophy and Theory in Biology, 7. ISSN 1949-0739

Reutlinger, Alexander (2013) Can Interventionists be Neo-Russellians? Interventionism, the Open Systems Argument and the Arrow of Entropy. [Preprint]

Reutlinger, Alexander (2014) Do Statistical Laws Solve the ‘Problem of Provisos’? [Preprint]

Reutlinger, Alexander (2012) Getting Rid of Interventions. [Preprint]

Reutlinger, Alexander (2010) A Theory of Non-Universal Laws. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Reutlinger, Alexander (2011) A Theory of Non-Universal Laws. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science .

Reutlinger, Alexander and Schurz, Gerhard and Hüttemann, Andreas (2011) Ceteris Paribus Laws. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Reutlinger, Alexander (2016) Does the Counterfactual Theory of Explanation Apply to Non-Causal Explanations in Metaphysics? [Preprint]

Rickles, Dean (2008) Econophysics and Financial Market Complexity. [Preprint]

Roberts, Bryan W. (2015) Three Merry Roads to T-Violation. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Roberts, John (2009) Laws about Frequencies. [Preprint]

Roberts, John (2008) A Puzzle about Laws, Symmetries and Measurability. [Preprint]

Roberts, John (2009) Some Laws of Nature are Metaphysically Contingent. [Preprint]

Roberts, John T. (2009) Laws About Frequencies. UNSPECIFIED.

Roberts, John T. (2009) Laws About Frequencies. [Preprint]

Rouse, Joseph (2016) Mechanisms as Modal Patterns. In: UNSPECIFIED.


Saunders, Simon (2013) Rethinking Newton's Principia. [Preprint]

Schliesser, Eric (2008) Newtonian Emanation, Spinozism, Measurement, and the Baconian Origins of the Laws of Nature. UNSPECIFIED.

Scholz, Erhard (2014) Paving the way for transitions --- a case for Weyl geometry. [Preprint]

Scholz, Erhard (2016) Weyl's search for a difference between `physical' and `mathematical' automorphisms. [Preprint]

Schrenk, Markus (2014) Better Best Systems and the Issue of CP-Laws. [Preprint]

Schrenk, Markus (2007) Can Capacities rescue us from cp Laws. Dispositions in Philosophy and Science.. pp. 221-247.

Schrenk, Markus (2010) From Reductionist Semantics to a Realist Ontology of Dispositions. Debating Dispositions: Issues in Metaphysics, Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind. pp. 145-167.

Schrenk, Markus (2011) Interfering with Nomological Necessity. Philosophical Quarterly, 61 (244). pp. 577-597.

Schrenk, Markus (2010) The Powerlessness of Necessity. Noûs, 44 (4). pp. 725-739.

Scoular, Spencer (2013) The Universal Arrow of Time. [Preprint]

Seevinck, M.P. (2010) Can quantum theory and special relativity peacefully coexist? [Preprint]

Seevinck, M.P. and Uffink, J. (2010) Not throwing out the baby with the bathwater: Bell's condition of local causality mathematically 'sharp and clean'. [Preprint]

Shanahan, Daniel (2014) A Case for Lorentzian Relativity. Foundations of Physics, 44. pp. 349-367. ISSN 0015-9018

Shanahan, Daniel (2014) A Case for Lorentzian Relativity. Foundations of Physics, 44. pp. 349-367. ISSN 0015-9018

Skow, Bradford (2016) Levels of Reasons and Causal Explanation. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Smart, Benjamin T H and Thebault, Karim P Y (2015) Dispositions and the Principle of Least Action Revisited. [Preprint]

Soltau, Andrew (2011) Times Two. [Preprint]

Spurrett, David Jon (2000) Cartwright on Laws and Composition. [Preprint]

Stein, Howard (2014) Newton: Philosophy of Inquiry and Metaphysics of Nature. [Preprint]


Stenger, Victor J. (2007) Where do the laws of physics come from? [Preprint]

Sterrett, Susan G. (2001) Physical Models and Fundamental Laws: Using One Piece of the World to Tell About Another (Pavia MBR'01 version). [Preprint]

Stoica, Ovidiu Cristinel (2008) World Theory. [Preprint]

Szabo, Laszlo E. (2012) Mathematical Facts in a Physicalist Ontology. Parallel Processing Letters , 22. 1240009-(12 pages).

Szabó, László E. (2003) On the meaning of Lorentz covariance. UNSPECIFIED.

Székely, Gergely (2008) On Why-Questions in Physics. [Preprint]

schrenk, markus (2010) ANTIDOTES FOR DISPOSITIONAL ESSENTIALISM. The Metaphysics of Powers. Their Grounding and their Manifestations.. pp. 169-181.

schrenk, markus (2006) A Lewisian Theory for Special Science Laws. Selected Contributions to GAP.6, Sixth International Conference of the Society for Analytical Philosophy, Berlin, 11–14 September 2006. (CD-ROM) .


Tamir, Michael (2012) Proving the Principle: Taking Geodesic Dynamics too Seriously in Einstein's Theory. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 43. pp. 137-154. ISSN 1355-2198

Terekhovich, Vladislav E. (2015) Modal approaches in metaphysics and quantum mechanics. [Preprint]

Terekhovich, Vladislav E. (2012) Probabilistic and Geometric Languages in the Context of the Principle of Least Action. Philosophy of Science, 52 (2). pp. 108-120.

Thebault, Karim P Y and Smart, Benjamin T H (2013) On the Metaphysics of Least Action. [Preprint]

Tosh, Nick (2014) Finite frequentism in a big world. [Preprint]


Vaas, Ruediger (2006) Dark Energy And Life's Ultimate Future. UNSPECIFIED.

Vaidman, Lev (2016) All is Psi. [Preprint]


Weber, Erik and Lefevere, Merel (2014) The Role of Unification in Micro-Explanations of Physical Laws. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 29 (1). pp. 41-56. ISSN 2171-679X

Wheeler, Billy (2015) Idealization, Lossy Compression and the Laws of Physics. [Preprint]

Wheeler, Billy (2014) Laws, Natural Properties and Algorithmic Compression. [Preprint]

Wheeler, Billy (2016) Simplicity, Language-Dependency and the Best System Account of Laws. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 31 (2). pp. 189-206. ISSN 2171-679X

Wilson, Alastair (2006) Modal Metaphysics and the Everett Interpretation. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

Wilson, Brad (2009) From Laws to Models and Mechanisms: Ecology in the Twentieth Century. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Wilson, Jessica Metaphysical Emergence: Weak and Strong. unpublished stable ms..

Woodward, James (2014) Interventionism and the Missing Metaphysics: A Dialog. [Preprint]

Woodward, James (2011) Laws, Causes, and Invariance. [Preprint]


Zahedi, Ramin (A.) (2015) On Discrete Physics (Digital Philosophy/Digital Cosmology) and the Cellular Automaton: A Perfect Mathematical Deterministic Structure for Reality – as A Huge Computational Simulation. [Preprint]

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