Some trends in the philosophy of physics

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THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, ISSN: 2171-679X, Vol: 26, Issue: 2, Page: 215-241

Publication Year:
2011
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8761
DOI:
10.1387/theoria.1853
Author(s):
Henrik Zinkernagel
Publisher(s):
Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del PaĆ­s Vasco
article description
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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