This category includes websites on topics such 'Scientific Revolutions' and 'paradigm shifts' as well on the interaction of physical science with the philosophy of the time, such as the postivistic philosophy of Mach and Carnap, and their influence on Quantum Mechanics (QM) and Relativity.
Related categories 3
Chronon Critical Points
Scientific applets, articles and book critically examine claims made in popular books
Events in History of Physics
Time-lines of thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and symmetry. With links to other time-lines and resources.
Experiment in Physics
On the uses, value, and epistomelogy of experiment. By Allan Franklin, University of Colorado.
Identity and Individuality in Quantum Theory
Assesses the metaphysical implications of quantum theory by considering the impact of the theory on our understanding of objects as individuals with well defined identity conditions. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by Steven French.
Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Crucial chapter from Kuhn's famous book outlining how sciences is forced to go through a paradigm-shift, and see the world in terms of a new theory and new concepts.
Collection of essays, not always orthodox, but always lucid, on historical and important current issues in mathematics and physics.
A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram
Science from the point of view of complex systems: from the origins of apparent randomness in physical systems, to the development of complexity in biology.
Philosophical Foundations of Physics by R. Carnap
Positivist view of Physics, which had influenced the Copenhagen Interpretation of the Quantum mechanics (CI).
Philosophy and Foundations
A collection of links, from Norman Redington at MIT.
PhilSci Archive - Subject: Physics
Collection of papers on causality, free will etc
Skeptical overview of proposed links between quantum mechanics and consciousness.
Review of "The Emperor's New Mind", by Roger Penrose
His exploration is so much more serious philosophically than almost anything that has been done since Einstein and Schrodinger
Science and Philosophy
Comprises a high school course that offers source writings for study of the relationship between philosophical and scientific discoveries and personal world-views.
Science, Pseudoscience and Society
Papers by Feynman on paranormal 'sciences', Sokal Affair (use of pseudo-physics in social sciences), critique of Kuhn. Also a collection of links.
A Simple Theory of Consciousness
Essay on evolution and consciousness by Piero Scaruffi.
Space and Time: Inertial Frames
On the frames of reference relative to which motion and rest are measured; by Robert DiSalle.
Varieties of Explanatory Autonomy
Transcript of a talk by Lawrence Sklar discussing areas of physics not directly explicable by fundamental dynamic principles alone. [PDF]
Wikipedia - EPR Paradox
Measurement performed on one part of a quantum system can have an instantaneous effect on the result of a measurement performed on another part. Entaglment.
The Mind of God
A review of Paul Davies' exposition of foundational philosophical issues. (December 10, 2001)