Realists about science tend to hold that our scientific theories aim for the truth, that our successful theories are at… Read more Naturalistic Quietism or Scientific Realism?
Heisenberg’s observability principle
Werner Heisenberg’s 1925 paper “Quantum-theoretical re-interpretation of kinematic and mechanical relations” marks the beginning of quantum mechanics. Heisenberg famously claims… Read more Heisenberg’s observability principle
Using defaults to understand token causation
Friends of the counterfactual theory of causation have recently employed the notion of a default to respond to standard problem… Read more Using defaults to understand token causation
Are Conservation Laws Metaphysically Necessary
Are laws of nature necessary, and if so, are all laws of nature necessary in the same way? This question… Read more Are Conservation Laws Metaphysically Necessary
Do Objects Depend on Structures?
Ontic Structural Realists hold that structure is all there is, or at least all there is fundamentally. This thesis has… Read more Do Objects Depend on Structures?