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2016-2017: II Semestre: Structural Realism in Philosophy of Physics – James Ladyman  

Scuola di Dottorato in Filosofia e Scienze dell'Uomo

A.A. 2016-2017



Structural Realism in Philosophy of Physics

Lecturer: James Ladyman

3rd-5th April 2017: Sala Enzo Paci, Direzione del Dipartimento di Filosofia.



Lesson 1: Scientific Realism, Constructive Enpiricism, and Structural Realism

Monday 3, h. 16-18, Sala Paci
- J. Ladyman, 'Structural Realism', SEP (https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/structural-realism/)
- S. French, 'The Structure of the World', OUP
- J. Ladyman and D. Ross, 'Every Thing Must Go' Chapter 2


Lesson 2: Identity and Individuality in Logic, Mathematics, and Physics

Tuesday 4, h. 10-13, Sala Paci

- S. French, 'Identity and Individuality in Quantum Physics', SEP (https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/qt-idind/)
- S. French and D. Krause, 'Identity in Physics', OUP
- S. Saunders, 'Are Quantum Particles Objects?', Analysis


Lesson 3: Emergence and Reduction within and without Physics

Wednesday 5, h.10-13, Sala Paci

- M. Bedau and P. Humphreys (eds). 'Emergence', MIT Press (https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/emergence)
- R. Batterman 'Devil in the Details'
- S. Hartmann, 'Effective eld theories, reductionism and scientific explanation', Studies In History and
Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies In History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 32 no. 2, 2001

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