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Even “Carbon Nanotube Physicists” Need Philosophers

Astrophysicist and NPR blogger Adam Frank recently summarized a contentious debate in the philosophy of physics and foundational physics communities as follows: Carbon-nanotube physicists are so deep within the traditional modes of empirical (i.e., data-driven) scientific investigation that they can happily … Continue reading

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What, Why and How

In a recent interview with Atlantic Monthly, the philosopher of physics Tim Maudlin gave an interesting response to the question of whether there can be a philosophy of dark energy: There can be a philosophy of anything really, but it’s perhaps … Continue reading

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Mathturbation and Gender in Philosophy of Physics

A number of people who read my last post have expressed interest in what my opinions on these subjects look like when I remove tongue from cheek. Since those opinions are vaguely related to the ways I have chosen to approach my … Continue reading

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Five Reasons I Failed as a Philosopher of Physics

Those of you who know me know that once upon a time I wanted to be a physicist. That didn’t work, because it turns out that even if you go to a really great, liberal, high-quality-of-life undergraduate institution in Texas, … Continue reading

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