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On ‘On Being the Right Size’

A colleague recently pointed me an article by J.B.S. Haldane, of population genetics fame, entitled “On Being the Right Size.” It’s a good read and quick, and in it Haldane talks about evolution as a “struggle to increase surface in … Continue reading

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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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Abstract for an upcoming talk

Here are some things I’m going to talk about next week. It summarizes where I am in some of my thinking about dissertation research. If anyone wants to hear more and will be in Philadelphia, stop by! Nanochemistry studies materials … Continue reading

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Philosophy of Technology?

Does anyone know of (historical or contemporary) accounts of philosophy of technology where the emphasis of the philosophical account is not on the human-object dialectic (in its metaphysical, ethical, social, or whatever other dimensions you like) but rather on the methodology … 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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