Tag: philosophy-of-physics

34 Why is the complex number an integral part of physical reality? 2018-03-15T01:24:31.070

19 What are some arguments against the brain-in-a-vat thought experiment? 2015-12-28T15:12:27.860

16 Are mathematical suppositions of physical theories determined uniquely according to Aristotle and Plato? 2014-09-22T16:24:36.730

14 Interpretation of the butterfly effect 2018-04-02T18:51:56.273

12 Are infinities in physics (or in any other materalist philosophy) actually possible? 2014-09-24T00:31:28.213

10 Can the observer be the observed? 2013-07-28T22:50:02.597

10 Does Popper's theory of falsification apply to mathematics? 2013-12-23T03:21:11.683

10 What is the ontological status of information that is permanently inaccessible to any conceivable observer? 2013-12-31T22:23:37.310

9 Is Aristotle's resolution of Zeno's paradoxes vindicated by motion in the intuitionistic continuum? 2015-12-02T08:49:37.833

9 How can we take the ontologies of our best physical theories seriously? 2016-10-16T15:16:17.883

8 Are actually random events causeless? 2013-09-13T23:34:19.050

8 Please recommend a good philosophical book on entropy 2015-03-29T14:20:56.080

8 Who first proposed the homogeneity of physical law? 2015-08-14T20:06:19.470

8 Presentism and simultaneity 2015-09-12T05:32:56.223

8 Schrödinger's cat being "both dead and alive" 2016-07-08T14:54:40.993

8 Best books on philosophy of physics 2016-10-15T22:55:08.107

8 A distinction between knowledge of laws of physics and the actual laws 2020-10-18T20:09:05.473

7 Are "'why' questions" useful in or applicable to the study of science? 2013-12-14T19:22:30.823

7 How is existence in presentism reconciled with relativity of simultaneity? 2016-06-09T06:36:23.400

7 What does Heidegger mean by saying that Bergson's concept of time is essentially spatial? 2016-07-04T08:05:55.063

7 Are artificially synthesized chemical elements natural? 2016-10-01T19:35:48.220

6 If Parmenides denied the reality of void, would he then have affirmed the reality of space? 2013-09-15T22:02:06.957

6 Can 'Nothing Exist before we measure it'? 2013-12-30T22:51:31.780

6 What is the difference between epistemic and ontological when it comes to special relativity? 2014-04-19T15:01:00.537

6 How do quantum-mechanical worlds relate to possible worlds? 2014-06-10T18:08:59.667

6 Schopenhauer and space-time 2015-06-01T09:58:40.160

6 What is the relation between calculus and Aristotle's view of infinite divisibility? 2015-11-20T13:01:44.297

6 What is the tradition of reasoning behind Archimedes's "a priori" derivation of the law of the lever? 2017-03-02T02:44:47.870

6 Why do we want to achieve Unified Theory of Everything? 2018-03-08T12:54:52.767

5 Can the fine-tuning problem be finessed out of existence via the multi-verse? 2013-09-20T05:49:28.840

5 Why didn't Thales say the water is principle of matter, but the originating principle, according to Russell? 2013-12-04T03:03:01.997

5 Are there laws of Nature? 2013-12-17T19:00:31.583

5 What is the philosophical originary thought for the empirical category of the wave? 2014-04-09T18:09:47.150

5 How can a particle be at rest? 2014-04-15T17:21:54.323

5 Discovering inter-atomic forces or taking Newtons law seriously 2014-06-23T14:18:08.607

5 Why are the laws of nature 'always and everywhere the same'? 2014-10-27T02:00:31.013

5 What is the intersection of Physics & Philosophy? 2014-12-29T16:47:40.887

5 Is isotope dating falsifiable? 2015-04-19T21:41:29.530

5 What books offer a philosophical interpretation of contemporary physics? 2016-03-14T19:51:36.493

5 If we can't experimentally prove a fundamental law of physics due to human limitations, does that make it false? 2016-06-08T00:05:14.783

5 One big theory of Everything (TOE) or multiple "domain specific" theories? 2018-01-03T13:22:07.263

5 Is 'collapse of the quantum state' conceptually misnamed? 2018-01-17T09:30:23.300

5 Is identity an emergent concept? 2018-01-17T21:40:16.410

5 Is the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics philosophically untenable? 2018-02-18T09:32:09.200

5 How do we know that a photon has some physical form before we observe it? 2018-03-10T08:21:17.557

5 Are there examples of when verificationism doesn't hold in Physics? 2018-10-29T12:36:40.953

5 Inconsistency of Classical Electrodynamics 2019-08-04T18:42:35.507

4 Can observers be particles? 2013-07-28T11:41:52.220

4 Is a theory of physics possible with no constants? 2013-09-20T06:16:35.027

4 In Spinoza's system what is the status of time and space? 2013-12-07T01:29:05.647

4 Physics, Theoretical Understanding and the Limits of Human Knowledge/Understanding 2013-12-20T23:04:22.733

4 Is there a hierarchy of natural laws? 2014-02-25T09:31:16.993

4 What are the main differences between conventional and relative simultaneity? 2014-04-13T10:48:45.490

4 Name of approaches of physics in terms of laws vs in terms of correlations? 2014-04-30T06:22:20.743

4 A variant on the burito microwaving God 2014-05-09T22:46:07.720

4 Is the number of universes finite, countably infinite or uncountably infinite (and what size of uncountable if so)? 2014-05-30T18:00:26.073

4 Is it theoretically possible for a bottomless pits to exist in a finite universe? 2014-09-09T17:06:06.953

4 What philosophical term lies behind locality? 2014-09-26T01:22:16.423

4 What is the opposite of the reductionist approach? 2015-01-24T22:13:56.080

4 How can one justify Newton's third law? 2015-03-29T14:44:05.303

4 What is the philosophical counterpart of gravity? 2015-06-02T20:41:09.470

4 Have David Wolpert's findings really "slammed the door" on scientific determinism? 2015-08-02T22:09:24.493

4 Is there a theory of time consistent with Heraclitus? 2015-09-14T02:46:05.830

4 Are physical measurements constructs? 2015-11-18T13:44:23.773

4 Are "mathematically possible universes" the same as "logically possible universes"? 2016-04-02T17:18:04.503

4 Is a law of nature a universal? 2016-09-10T07:12:20.293

4 What is the definition of a law of physics, really? 2017-04-08T20:29:54.387

4 Is Popper correct on Anaximanders theory? 2017-07-25T23:31:46.957

4 Do wholes tell us what the parts are? 2018-01-17T09:02:21.220

4 Is Whiteheads 'occasions of experience' fundamentally relational? 2018-01-17T13:02:23.290

4 Where did Husserl say that in quantum mechanics spatial localisation is no longer a principle of individualisation? 2018-02-12T02:52:49.130

4 What is the definition of physical? Is that definition clear enough to make the a distinction between physical and non-physical? 2018-03-20T14:14:20.657

4 Can small random pieces produce a deterministic whole? 2018-04-16T20:52:18.757

4 Is potential real? 2018-08-27T14:53:16.013

4 Are There Alternatives to Determinism and Stochasticism? 2018-09-14T01:24:26.777

4 Are the Bohmian and Copenhagen interpretations of QM isomorphic? 2018-10-20T05:42:24.133

4 Did anyone argue against the possibility of a perfect prediction from within a system? 2019-07-12T19:28:11.950

4 Max Tegmark's Mathematical Universe 2019-08-24T21:45:09.170

4 Is the idea of a causal chain physical (or even scientific)? 2020-03-23T02:00:09.680

4 Is probability in classical physics always bayesian? 2020-08-24T09:12:56.867

3 Is there a theory with only observable quantities? 2013-12-19T03:43:24.530

3 How can space be at rest? 2014-04-15T17:41:01.680

3 Defining the universe 2014-05-22T00:49:40.943

3 Is the Kuhnian paradigm shift (or sublation) materialistic or idealistic? 2014-06-28T00:58:01.103

3 Are there any naturally occuring non-embedded manifolds? 2014-11-01T04:37:52.320

3 Is time neccessarily excluded from mathematical platonism? 2014-12-29T18:27:03.597

3 What is extension in Spinoza? 2015-01-03T20:56:59.397

3 Why doesn't Parmenides argument hold for fields - or does it? 2015-03-29T18:38:00.577

3 Was the conservation of matter law proposed in antiquity? 2015-08-24T01:42:11.690

3 Is an electron a bundle of properties? 2015-09-05T06:36:10.823

3 Which substance is time associated with in Descartes' philosophy, mental or corporeal? 2015-09-10T21:31:03.047

3 Must everything in time be subject to time? 2016-02-19T07:53:49.957

3 How to argue for physical continuity, positivistically? 2016-07-04T02:45:47.067

3 Can "nothing" have size? 2017-03-15T02:43:57.380

3 How do we learn math and science? 2017-07-28T03:06:45.883

3 Was there an influence of Schellings Naturphilosophie on Einstein? 2018-02-14T20:08:21.590

3 Can physics talk about non-physical entities/concepts, and if not which academic department does? 2018-03-12T07:46:50.307

3 How did Democritus come to atomic conclusion? 2018-03-18T13:45:59.460

3 Mathematical Platonism & QM 2018-05-03T16:33:14.680