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    Jo E. Wolff (KCL): “Absolutism about Quantity – Decision by case study?”

Jo E. Wolff (KCL): “Absolutism about Quantity – Decision by case study?”

13 February 2017|

 

Jo E. Wolff (KCL): “Absolutism about Quantity – Decision by case study?”

Recent work on physical quantities has focused on a debate over absolutism vs. comparativism about quantities. In this talk I will be interested in whether this debate can be decided by arguments from physics. I will look at several case studies from the physical sciences, some […]

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    James Owen Weatherall (Irvine): “On Stuff: The Field Concept in Classical Physics”

James Owen Weatherall (Irvine): “On Stuff: The Field Concept in Classical Physics”

26 September 2016|

 
 
James Owen Weatherall (Irvine): “On Stuff: The Field Concept in Classical Physics”

Discussions of physical ontology often come down to two basic options. Either the basic physical entities are particles, or else they are fields. I will argue that, in fact, it is not at all clear what it would mean to say that the world consists of […]