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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: [2006] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 20th Biennial Mtg (Vancouver) > PSA 2006 Contributed Papers.

Andersen, Holly (2011) Mechanisms, Laws, and Regularities. [Published Article]

Asoulin, Eran (2013) The Creative Aspect of Language Use and the Implications for Linguistic Science. [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]

BenDaniel, David Jacob (2011) Constructibility in Quantum Mechanics. In: [2010] 16th UK and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics (Aberdeen, 5-7 July 2010).

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. [Published Article]


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: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Contributed Papers. (Unpublished)

Boumans, Marcel (2004) Measurement outside the laboratory. In: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Contributed Papers. (Unpublished)

Brading, Katherine (2011) Unity and change in Newton's physics. In: [2011] Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science (Toronto; 13-15 May 2011).

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: [2009] Pitt-Paris II: Emergence and Reduction in the Sciences (Pittsburgh, PA, December 11-13, 2009).

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]


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

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

Dizadji-Bahmani, Foad and Bradley, Seamus (2014) Lewis' Account of Counterfactuals is Incongruent with Lewis' Account of Laws of Nature. In: [2014] BSPS 2014: British Society for the Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 2014 (Cambridge; 10-11 July 2014).

Dorato, Mauro (2012) Mathematical biology and the existence of biological laws. [Published Article]

Dorato, Mauro (2011) TRUTH, LAWS AND THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE. [Published Article]

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]

Fenton-Glynn, Luke (2014) Ceteris Paribus Laws and Minutis Rectis Laws. In: [2014] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 24th Biennial Mtg (Chicago, IL).

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

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: [2009] Metaphysics of Science (Melbourne, July 2-5, 2009).

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: [2009] EPSA09: 2nd Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Amsterdam, 21-24 October, 2009) > EPSA 2009 Symposia.


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. [Published Article]

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

Glynn, Luke (2010) Deterministic Chance. [Published Article]

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: [2008] Reduction and the Special Sciences (Tilburg, April 10-12, 2008).

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: [2013] Foundations of Physics 2013: The 17th UK and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics (Munich; 29-31 July 2013).

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. [Published Article]

Huber, Franz (2012) Review of Wolfgang Spohn, The Laws of Belief: Ranking Theory and Its Philosophical Applications (Oxford University Press 2012). [Published Article]

Huber, Franz (2013) Structural Equations and Beyond. [Published Article]

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

Hüttemann, Andreas (2014) Scientific Practice and Necessary Connections. [Published Article]

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: [2013] International Conference on Evolutionary Patterns (Lisbon; 27-29 May 2013).

Johansson, Ingvar (2014) Constancy and Circularity in the SI. In: [2014] Meeting of the Nordic Network for Philosophy of Science (Lund, Sweden; 27-28 March 2014).


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: [2007] EPSA07: 1st Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Madrid, 15-17 November, 2007).

Kroedel, Thomas and Huber, Franz (2013) Counterfactual Dependence and Arrow. [Published Article]


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 (2014) Against Lawton’s contingency thesis, or, why the reported demise of community ecology is greatly exaggerated. In: [2014] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 24th Biennial Mtg (Chicago, IL).

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 (2015) 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: [2013] Foundations of Physics 2013: The 17th UK and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics (Munich; 29-31 July 2013).

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]


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: [2013] Workshop on Cosmology and Time (State College, PA; 16-17 April 2013).

Nissan-Rozen, Ittay (2014) Contrastive explanations, crystal balls and the inadmissibility of historical information. In: [2014] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 24th Biennial Mtg (Chicago, IL).


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: [2013] 6th Munich-Sydney-Tilburg Conference on Models and Decisions (Munich; 10-12 April 2013).

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. [Published Article]


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

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. [Published Article]

Reutlinger, Alexander and Schurz, Gerhard and Hüttemann, Andreas (2011) Ceteris Paribus Laws. [Published Article]

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

Roberts, Bryan W. (2013) Three Merry Roads to T-Violation. In: [2013] Workshop on Cosmology and Time (State College, PA; 16-17 April 2013).

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]


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]

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

Schrenk, Markus (2007) Can Capacities rescue us from cp Laws. [Published Article]

Schrenk, Markus (2010) From Reductionist Semantics to a Realist Ontology of Dispositions. [Published Article]

Schrenk, Markus (2011) Interfering with Nomological Necessity. [Published Article]

Schrenk, Markus (2010) The Powerlessness of Necessity. [Published Article]

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. [Published Article]

Shanahan, Daniel (2014) A Case for Lorentzian Relativity. [Published Article]

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. [Published Article]

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. [Published Article]

schrenk, markus (2006) A Lewisian Theory for Special Science Laws. [Published Article]


Tamir, Michael (2012) Proving the Principle: Taking Geodesic Dynamics too Seriously in Einstein's Theory. [Published Article]

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. [Published Article]

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.


Weber, Erik and Lefevere, Merel (2014) The Role of Unification in Micro-Explanations of Physical Laws. [Published Article]

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

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

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: [2009] &HPS2: Integrated History and Philosophy of Science 2. (Notre Dame, 12-15 March 2009).

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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