2010

EPSA Philosophical Issues in the Sciences

Launch of the European Philosophy of Science Association

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ISBN: 978-90-481-3251-5 (Print) 978-90-481-3252-2 (Online)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

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    Contingency and Inherency in Evolutionary Developmental Biology

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    Pages 9-19

    Dualities and Intertheoretic Relations

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    Pages 21-30

    Are ‘Identical Quantum Particles’ Weakly Discernible Objects?

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    Pages 31-42

    Wave–Particle Duality in Quantum Optics

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    Pages 43-53

    Remarks on a Structural Account of Scientific Explanation

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    Pages 55-64

    Mathematical Knowledge and the Interplay of Practices

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    Pages 65-73

    Einstein, Kant, and the A Priori

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    Pages 75-85

    Causal Models and the Asymmetry of State Preparation

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    Pages 87-92

    Bell-Type Inequalities from Separate Common Causes

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    Pages 93-103

    Entanglement, Upper Probabilities and Decoherence in Quantum Mechanics

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    Pages 105-116

    Gauge Symmetry and the Theta-Vacuum

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    Pages 117-127

    The Chemical Bond: Structure, Energy and Explanation

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    Pages 129-140

    Randomness, Financial Markets and the Brownian Motion: A Reflection on the Role of Mathematics in Their Interaction with Financial Theory After 1973

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    Pages 141-151

    Causation Across Levels, Constitution, and Constraint

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    Pages 153-162

    Epistemic Consequences of Two Different Strategies for Decomposing Biological Networks

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    Pages 163-174

    Matter(s) in Relativity Theory

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    Pages 175-185

    Individual Particles, Properties and Quantum Statistics

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    Pages 187-196

    Evolution and Directionality: Lessons from Fisher’s Fundamental Theorem

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    Pages 197-209

    Substantive General Covariance: Another Decade of Dispute

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    Pages 211-217

    Relativity, Locality and Tense

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