Recent years have seen a surge of interest in the topics discussed by philosophers of mathematics and physics, particularly those relating to the way in which these disciplines intersect. Titles in this series cover a wide range of exciting and dynamic issues such as category theory, mathematical proofs, computability, emergence, time travel, quantum black holes, and string theory. Authors explore leading questions concerning new directions in the philosophy of mathematics and physics, with the aim of presenting clear, concise, and original monographs for an advanced audience.
The Non-Fundamentality of Spacetime General Relativity, Quantum Gravity, and Metaphysics
Origins and Varieties of Logicism On the Logico-Philosophical Foundations of Mathematics
The Emergence of Spacetime in String Theory
By Nicholas Shackel
December 07, 2023
Events between which we have no epistemic reason to discriminate have equal epistemic probabilities. Bertrand’s chord paradox, however, appears to show this to be false, and thereby poses a general threat to probabilities for continuum sized state spaces. Articulating the nature of such spaces ...
By Philipp Berghofer, Harald A. Wiltsche
November 27, 2023
This volume brings together philosophers and physicists to explore the parallels between Quantum Bayesianism, or QBism, and the phenomenological tradition. It is the first book exclusively devoted to phenomenology and quantum mechanics. By emphasizing the role of the subject’s experiences and ...
By Kian Salimkhani
October 06, 2023
This book argues that our current best theories of fundamental physics are best interpreted as positing spacetime as non-fundamental. It is written in accessible language and largely avoids mathematical technicalities by instead focusing on the key metaphysical and foundational lessons for the ...
By Insa Lawler, Kareem Khalifa, Elay Shech
December 13, 2022
This volume assembles cutting-edge scholarship on scientific understanding, scientific representation, and their delicate interplay. Featuring several articles in an engaging ‘critical conversation’ format, the volume integrates discussions about understanding and representation with perennial ...
By Antonio Vassallo
September 30, 2022
This book provides an up-to-date overview of the foundations of spacetime physics. It features original essays written by world-class experts in the physics and philosophy of spacetime. The foundational questions regarding the origin and nature of spacetime are branching into new and exciting ...
By Francesca Boccuni, Andrea Sereni
November 30, 2021
This book offers a plurality of perspectives on the historical origins of logicism and on contemporary developments of logicist insights in philosophy of mathematics. It uniquely provides up-to-date research and novel interpretations on a variety of intertwined themes and historical figures related...
By Tiziana Vistarini
June 24, 2019
The nature of space and time is one of the most fascinating and fundamental philosophical issues which presently engages at the deepest level with physics. During the last thirty years this notion has been object of an intense critical review in the light of new scientific theories which try to ...
By Sorin Bangu
February 12, 2018
This book is meant as a part of the larger contemporary philosophical project of naturalizing logico-mathematical knowledge, and addresses the key question that motivates most of the work in this field: What is philosophically relevant about the nature of logico-mathematical knowledge in recent ...
By Michael Esfeld, Dirk-Andre Deckert
November 03, 2017
This book seeks to work out which commitments are minimally sufficient to obtain an ontology of the natural world that matches all of today’s well-established physical theories. We propose an ontology of the natural world that is defined only by two axioms: (1) There are distance relations that ...
By Decio Krause, Jonas R.B. Arenhart
July 26, 2016
This book addresses the logical aspects of the foundations of scientific theories. Even though the relevance of formal methods in the study of scientific theories is now widely recognized and regaining prominence, the issues covered here are still not generally discussed in philosophy of science. ...
By Partha Ghose
July 19, 2016
The nature of reality has been a long-debated issue among scientists and philosophers. In 1930, Rabindranath Tagore and Albert Einstein had a long conversation on the nature of reality. This conversation has been widely quoted and discussed by scientists, philosophers and scholars from the literary...