Some Trends in the Philosophy of Physics

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Published 19-05-2011
Henrik Zinkernagel

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' elds: 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.

How to Cite

Zinkernagel, H. (2011). Some Trends in the Philosophy of Physics. THEORIA, 26(2), 215–241. https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.1853
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Keywords

philosophy of physics, decoherence, time, multiverse

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STATE OF THE ART