Some Trends in the Philosophy of Physics

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.

Keywords


philosophy of physics; decoherence; time; multiverse

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1387/theoria.1853

 

 

 

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