Frigg, Roman


Professor Roman Frigg  

Department

Position held

Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)

Director

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Professor in Philosophy

Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS)

Co-Director

Experience keywords:

philosophy of physics; philosophy of science; climate change, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, randomness, chaos, complexity, probability, scientific realism, modelling, representation, reductionism.

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His research interests lie in general philosophy of science and philosophy of physics, and he has published papers on climate change, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, randomness, chaos, complexity, probability, scientific realism, computer simulations, modelling, scientific representation, reductionism, confirmation, and the relation between art and science.

His current work focuses on predictability and climate change, the foundation of statistical mechanics, and the nature of scientific models and theories.

Languages:

French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; German [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Spanish [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7182

Publications

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2014

Frigg, Roman (2014) Los modelos y la ficción In: Lorenzano, Pablo, (ed.) Modelos y Teorías En Biología. Prometeo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Frigg, Roman (2014) Chance and determinism In: Hájek, Alan and Hitchcock, Christopher, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Probability and Philosophy. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Frigg, Roman and Hoefer, Carl (2014) Determinismo y probabilidad: una perspectiva humeana In: Abeledo, Horacio and Miguel, Hernán and Paruelo, Jorge, (eds.) Contrafácticos, Causacion y Explicación. Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento University Press, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Frigg, Roman and Bradley, Seamus and Du, Hailiang and Smith, Leonard A. (2014) Model error and ensemble forecasting: a cautionary tale In: Guo, Guichun C. and Liu, Chuang, (eds.) Scientific Explanation and Methodology of Science: Proceedings of Sems 2012, Taiyuan, China. World Scientific, Singapore, 58-68. ISBN 978-9814596633

Frigg, Roman and Bradley, Seamus and Du, Hailiang and Smith, Leonard A. (2014) Laplace's demon and the adventures of his apprentices Philosophy of Science, 81 (1). 31-59. ISSN 0031-8248

2013

Frigg, Roman (2013) Qu'est-ce que c'est la méchanique statistique? In: Le Bihan, Sozig, (ed.) Précis De Philosophie De la Physique. Vuibert, Paris, 152-176. ISBN 9782311011005

Frigg, Roman (2013) What is statistical mechanics? In: Lorenzano, Pablo and Ortiz, Eduardo and Rheinberger, Hans-Jorg and Galles, Carlo Delfino, (eds.) History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. Encyclopedia of life support systems, 4. Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781848267763

Frigg, Roman and Bradley, Seamus and Du, Hailiang and Smith, Leonard A. (2013) Laplace's demon and climate change Grantham Research Institue on Climate Change and the Environment working paper, 103. Grantham Research Institue on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK.

Frigg, Roman and Hoefer, Carl (2013) The best humean system for statistical mechanics Erkenntnis, Online. ISSN 0165-0106

Frigg, Roman and Smith, Leonard A. and Stainforth, David A. (2013) The myopia of imperfect climate models: the case of UKCP09 Philosophy of Science, 80 (5). ISSN 0031-8248

Frigg, Roman and Bradley, Seamus and Machete, Reason L. and Smith, Leonard A. (2013) Probabilistic forecasting: why model imperfection is a poison pill In: Andersen, Hanne and Dieks, Dennis and Gonzalez, Wenceslao and Ubel, Thomas and Wheeler, Gregory, (eds.) New Challenges to Philosophy of Science. The philosophy of science in a European perspective (4). Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 479-492. ISBN 9789400758445

Frigg, Roman (2013) Clever fetishists Art History, 36 (3). 665-669. ISSN 1467-8365

2012

Frigg, Roman (2012) Grundprobleme der Statistischen Mechanik In: Esfeld, Michael, (ed.) Philosophie Der Physik. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main, 325-341. ISBN 9783518296332

Hartmann, Stephan and Frigg, Roman (2012) Models in science In: Zalta, Edward N., (ed.) The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford University, Stanford, CA., USA.

Frigg, Roman and Werndl, Charlotte (2012) A new approach to the approach to equilibrium In: Ben-Menahem, Yemima and Hemmo, Meir, (eds.) Probability in Physics. The frontiers collection. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 9783642213281

Frigg, Roman and Werndl, Charlotte (2012) Demystifying typicality Philosophy of Science, 79 (5). 917-929. ISSN 0031-8248

2011

Frigg, Roman and Hartmann, Stephan and Imbert, Cyrille (2011) Preface: special issue: models and simulations 2 Synthese, 180 (1). 1-2. ISSN 0039-7857

Werndl, Charlotte and Frigg, Roman (2011) Entropy: a guide for the perplexed In: Beisbart, Claus and Hartmann, Stephan, (eds.) Probabilities in Physics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 115-142. ISBN 9780199577439

Frigg, Roman and Berkovitz, Joseph and Kronz, Fred (2011) The ergodic hierarchy In: Zalta, Edward N., (ed.) The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.

Frigg, Roman and Howard, Catherine (2011) Fact and fiction in the neuropsychology of art In: Schellekens, Elisabeth and Goldie, Peter, (eds.) The Aesthic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 54-70. ISBN 9780199691517

Frigg, Roman and Werndl, Charlotte (2011) Explaining thermodynamic-like behaviour in terms of epsilon-ergodicity Philosophy of Science, 78 (4). 328-352. ISSN 0031-8248

Frigg, Roman (2011) Why typicality does not explain the approach to equilibrium In: Suárez, Mauricio , (ed.) Probabilities, Causes and Propensities in Physics. Synthese library (347). Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 77-93. ISBN 9781402099038

Frigg, Roman and Votsis, Ioannis (2011) Everything you always wanted to know about structural realism but were afraid to ask European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 1 (2). 227-276. ISSN 1879-4912

2010

Frigg, Roman (2010) Fiction and science In: Woods, John, (ed.) Fictions and Models. Philosophia Verlag, Munich, Germany. ISBN 9783884050996

Frigg, Roman (2010) Probability in Boltzmannian statistical mechanics In: Ernst, Gerhard and Hütteman, Andreas, (eds.) Time, Chance, and Reduction : Philosophical Aspects of Statistical Mechanics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 92-118. ISBN 9780521884013

Frigg, Roman (2010) Fiction and scientific representation In: Frigg, Roman and Hunter, Matthew, (eds.) Beyond Mimesis and Convention: Representation in Art and Science . Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 97-138. ISBN 9789048138500

Frigg, Roman and Hunter, Matthew, eds (2010) Beyond mimesis and convention: representation in art and science Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 262. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands. ISBN 9789048138500

Dizadji-Bahmani, Foad and Frigg, Roman and Hartmann, Stephan (2010) Who’s afraid of Nagelian reduction? Erkenntnis, 73 (3). 393-412. ISSN 0165-0106

Frigg, Roman (2010) Models and fiction Synthese, 172 (2). 251-268. ISSN 0039-7857

Dizadji-Bahmani, Foad and Frigg, Roman and Hartmann, Stephan (2010) Confirmation and reduction: a Bayesian account Synthese, 179 (2). 321-328. ISSN 0039-7857

Frigg, Roman and Hoefer, Carl (2010) Determinism and chance from a Humean perspective In: Stadler, Friedrich, (ed.) The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science. Philosophy of science in a European perspective (1). Springer, Germany, 351-371. ISBN 9789048191147

2009

Frigg, Roman (2009) Models in physics In: Craig, E., (ed.) Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Routledge.

Frigg, Roman (2009) GRW theory (Ghirardi, Rimini, Weber model of quantum physics) In: Greenberger, Daniel and Hentschel, Klaus and Weinert, Friedel, (eds.) Compendium of Quantum Physics: Concepts, Experiments, History and Philosophy. Springer, 266-270. ISBN 9783540706229

Frigg, Roman (2009) Book review: a companionable coverage of the philosophy of science Metascience, 18 (1). 139-142. ISSN 0815-0796

Frigg, Roman (2009) Typicality and the approach to equilibrium in Boltzmannian statistical mechanics Philosophy of Science, 76 (5). 997-1008. ISSN 0270-8647

2008

Frigg, Roman (2008) Book review: the images of time: an essay on temporal representation The British Journal of Aesthetics, 48 (4). 467-469. ISSN 0007-0904

Frigg, Roman (2008) A field guide to recent work on the foundations of statistical mechanics In: Rickles, Dean , (ed.) The Ashgate Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Physics. Ashgate, London, UK, 99-196. ISBN 9780754655183

Frigg, Roman (2008) Chance in Boltzmannian statistical mechanics Philosophy of Science, 75 (5). 670-681. ISSN 0031-8248

Frigg, Roman and Reiss, Julian (2008) The philosophy of simulation: hot new issues or same old stew? Synthese, 169 (3). 593-613. ISSN 0039-7857

2007

Frigg, Roman and Hartmann, Stephan (2007) Introduction - special issue Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 38 (2). 231. ISSN 1355-2198

Frigg, Roman and Hoefer, Carl (2007) Probability in GRW Theory Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 38 (2). 371-389. ISSN 1355-2198

Cartwright, Nancy and Frigg, Roman (2007) String theory under scrutiny Physics World (3 Sep 2007)

Frigg, Arno and Frigg, Roman and Hintermann, Beat and Barg, Alexey and Valderrabano, Victor (2007) The biomechanical influence of tibio-talar containment on stability of the ankle joint Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 15 (11). 1355-1362. ISSN 0942-2056

2006

Hartmann, Stephan and Frigg, Roman (2006) Models in science In: Zalta, Edward N., (ed.) The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford University, Stanford, CA., USA.

Frigg, Roman (2006) Scientific representation and the semantic view of theories Theoria. an International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 21 (1). 49-65. ISSN 0495-4548

Berkovitz, Joseph and Frigg, Roman and Kronz, Fred (2006) The Ergodic hierarchy, randomness and chaos Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 37 (4). 661-691. ISSN 1355-2198

Frigg, Roman (2006) Chaos and randomness: An equivalence proof of a generalised version of the Shannon entropy and the Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy for Hamiltonian dynamical systems Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, 28 (1). 26-31. ISSN 0960-0779

2005

Hartmann, Stephan and Frigg, Roman (2005) Scientific models In: Sarkar, Sahotra and Pfeifer, Jessica, (eds.) The Philosophy of Science: an Encyclopedia. Routledge, New York, USA, 740-749. ISBN 041597710x

Frigg, Roman (2005) Book review: ontological aspects of quantum field theory Philosophy of Science, 72 (3). 511-514. ISSN 0031-8248

2004

Frigg, Roman (2004) In what sense is the Kolmogorov-Sinai Entropy a measure for chaotic behaviour? Bridging the gap between dynamical systems theory and communication theory British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 55 (3). 411-434. ISSN 1464-3537

2003

Frigg, Roman (2003) On the property structure of realist collapse interpretations of quantum mechanics and the so-called "counting anomaly" International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 17 (1). 43-57. ISSN 0269-8595

Frigg, Roman (2003) Self-organised criticality - what it is and what it isn't Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 34 (3). 613-632. ISSN 0039-3681

2002

Frigg, Roman (2002) Models and representation: why structures are not enough Measurement in physics and economics discussion papers, Dietsch, Peter, ed 25/02. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Frigg, Roman (2002) Book review: ubiquity: the science of history ... or why the world is simpler than we think The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 53 (4). 585-591. ISSN 1464-3537

2001

Frigg, Roman and Berkovitz, Joseph (2001) Book review: explaining chaos The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 52 (1). 201-205. ISSN 1464-3537


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