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    Physical Theory and its Interpretation: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Bub.William Demopoulos & Itamar Pitowsky (eds.) - 2006 - Springer.
    The essays in this volume were written by leading researchers on classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, quantum theory, and relativity. They detail central topics in the foundations of physics, including the role of symmetry principles in classical and quantum physics, Einstein's hole argument in general relativity, quantum mechanics and special relativity, quantum correlations, quantum logic, and quantum probability and information.
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    The Physical Theory of Kalām: Atoms, Space, and Void in Basrian Mu‘Tazilī Cosmology.Alnoor Dhanani - 1993 - Brill.
    This book reconstructs the kalām theories of matter, space, and void in the tenth and eleventh centuries A.D., using texts that have only recently become available.
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    Fundamental physical theories: mathematical structures grounded on a primitive ontology.Valia Allori - 2007 - Dissertation, Rutgers
    In my dissertation I analyze the structure of fundamental physical theories. I start with an analysis of what an adequate primitive ontology is, discussing the measurement problem in quantum mechanics and theirs solutions. It is commonly said that these theories have little in common. I argue instead that the moral of the measurement problem is that the wave function cannot represent physical objects and a common structure between these solutions can be recognized: each of them is about a (...)
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    Physical Theory: Method and Interpretation.Lawrence Sklar (ed.) - 2014 - Oup Usa.
    In nine new essays, distinguished philosophers of science discuss outstanding issues in scientific methodology --especially that of the physical sciences-and address philosophical questions that arise in the exploration of the foundations of contemporary science.
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  5. Physical theories and possible worlds.M. J. Cresswell - 1973 - Logique Et Analyse 16 (63):495.
    Formalized physical theories are not, as a rule, stated in intensional languages. Yet in talking about them we often treat them as if they were. We say for instance: 'Consider what would happen if instead of p's being true q were. In such a case r would be likely.' If we say this sort of thing, p, q and r appear to stand for the meanings of sentences of the theory, but meanings in some intensional sense. Now it (...)
     
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    The Physical Theory of Leibniz.George Gale - 1970 - Studia Leibnitiana 2 (2):114 - 127.
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    The physical theories and infinite hierarchical nesting of matter, Volume 2.Sergey G. Fedosin - 2015 - LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.
    With the help of syncretiсs as a new philosophical logic, the philosophy of carriers, the theory of similarity and the theory of Infinite Hierarchical Nesting of Matter, the problems of modern physics are analyzed. We consider the classical and relativistic mechanics, the special and general theories of relativity, the theory of electromagnetic and gravitational fields, of weak and strong interactions. The goal is axiomatization of these theories, building models of elementary particles and of their interactions with each (...)
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  8. The physical theories and infinite hierarchical nesting of matter, Volume 1.Sergey G. Fedosin - 2014 - LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.
    With the help of syncretiсs as a new philosophical logic, the philosophy of carriers, the theory of similarity and the theory of Infinite Hierarchical Nesting of Matter, the problems of modern physics are analyzed. We consider the classical and relativistic mechanics, the special and general theories of relativity, the theory of electromagnetic and gravitational fields, of weak and strong interactions. The goal is axiomatization of these theories, building models of elementary particles and of their interactions with each (...)
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  9. The Physical Theory of Kalām. Atoms, Space, and Void in Basnan Mu'tazili Cosmology.[author unknown] - 1996 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 58 (1):165-166.
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  10. Physical Theory of Another Life, by the Author of Natural History of Enthusiasm.Isaac Taylor - 1836
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  11. Physical Theories, II.Roberto Torretti - 1987 - Diálogos. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 22 (49):147.
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  12. Physical theories, part I.Roberto Torretti - 1986 - Diálogos. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 21 (48):183.
     
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    Fundamental Physical Theory and the Concept of Consciousness. [REVIEW]L. C. G. - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 17 (1):145-145.
    An engineer views mind as a graduated development of, and complement to the physical world, aided by the principle of microphysical coding of information.--G. L. C.
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    A physical theory of sensation.James T. Culbertson - 1942 - Philosophy of Science 9 (April):197-226.
    Up to the present time the science of physics has given us no purely physical theory by which the characteristic formal properties of sensation can be derived. No explanation of the sense world purely in terms of the postulated physical world has been forthcoming, so that the psychologist has had either to ignore sensations or consider them as at least partially unaccountable additions to the entities of physics.That there is, nevertheless, a purely physical explanation of the (...)
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  15. Physical Theory Without Pragmatical Imperatives.G. Pandit - 1975 - Indian Philosophical Quarterly 2 (3):209-224.
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  16. From Timeless Physical Theory to Timelessness.Samuel Baron, Peter Evans & Kristie Miller - 2010 - Humana Mente 4 (13):35-59.
    This paper addresses the extent to which both Julian Barbour‘s Machian formulation of general relativity and his interpretation of canonical quantum gravity can be called timeless. We differentiate two types of timelessness in Barbour‘s (1994a, 1994b and 1999c). We argue that Barbour‘s metaphysical contention that ours is a timeless world is crucially lacking an account of the essential features of time—an account of what features our world would need to have if it were to count as being one in which (...)
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    The physical theory of anaxagoras.Gregory Vlastos - 1950 - Philosophical Review 59 (1):31-57.
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    On the Propriety of Physical Theories as a Basis for Their Semantics.Erik Curiel - unknown
    I argue that an adequate semantics for physical theories must be grounded on an account of the way that a theory provides formal and conceptual resources appropriate for---that have propriety in---the construction of representations of the physical systems the theory purports to treat. I sketch a precise, rigorous definition of the required forms of propriety, and argue that semantic content accrues to scientific representations of physical systems primarily in virtue of the propriety of its resources. (...)
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    Physical Theories are Prescriptions, not Descriptions.Shahin Kaveh - forthcoming - Erkenntnis:1-29.
    Virtually all philosophers of science have construed fundamental theories as descriptions of entities, properties, and/or structures. Call this the “descriptive-ontological” view. I argue that this view is incorrect, at least insofar as physical theories are concerned. I propose a novel construal of theories that I call the “prescriptive-dynamical” view. The central tenet of this view, roughly put, is that the essential content of fundamental physical theories is a prescription for interfacing with natural systems and translating local data into (...)
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    The modular structure of physical theories.Olivier Darrigol - 2008 - Synthese 162 (2):195 - 223.
    Any advanced theory of physics contains modules defined as essential components that are themselves theories with different domains of application. Different kinds of modules can be distinguished according to the way in which they fit in the symbolic and interpretive apparatus of a theory. The number and kind of the modules of a given theory vary as the theory evolves in time. The relative stability of modules and the variability of their insertion in other theories play (...)
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  21. Compatibility of contemporary physical theory with personality survival.Henry P. Stapp - unknown
    Orthodox quantum mechanics is technically built around an element that von Neumann called Process 1. In its basic form it consists of an action that reduces the prior state of a physical system to a sum of two parts, which can be regarded as the parts corresponding to the answers ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ to a specific question that this action poses, or ‘puts to nature’. Nature returns one answer or the other, in accordance with statistical weightings specified by the (...)
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    The physical theory of anaxagoras.Colin Strang - 1963 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 45 (2):101-118.
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    The Truth of Science: Physical Theories and Reality.Roger G. Newton - 1997 - Harvard University Press.
    Examines the aims and tools of science for creating theories and explanations of phenomena, with an eye to answering the question of whether or not science ...
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  24. Constructivism, Computability, and Physical Theories.Wayne C. Myrvold - 1994 - Dissertation, Boston University
    This dissertation is an investigation into the degree to which the mathematics used in physical theories can be constructivized. The techniques of recursive function theory and classical logic are used to separate out the algorithmic content of mathematical theories rather than attempting to reformulate them in terms of "intuitionistic" logic. The guiding question is: are there experimentally testable predictions in physics which are not computable from the data? ;The nature of Church's thesis, that the class of effectively calculable (...)
     
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  25. Underdetermination of Physical Theory.Lars Bergström - 2004 - In Roger F. Gibson (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Quine. Cambridge University Press. pp. 91--114.
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    Computability and physical theories.Robert Geroch & James B. Hartle - 1986 - Foundations of Physics 16 (6):533-550.
    The familiar theories of physics have the feature that the application of the theory to make predictions in specific circumstances can be done by means of an algorithm. We propose a more precise formulation of this feature—one based on the issue of whether or not the physically measurable numbers predicted by the theory are computable in the mathematical sense. Applying this formulation to one approach to a quantum theory of gravity, there are found indications that there may (...)
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    Adding Potential to a Physical Theory of Causation.Mark Zangari - 1992 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:261-273.
    Several authors have recently attempted to provide a physicalist analysis of causation by appealing to terms from physics that characterise causal processes. Accounts based on forces, energy/momentum transfer and fundamental interactions have been suggested in the literature. In this paper, I wish to show that the former two are untenable when the effect of enclosed electromagnetic fluxes in quantum theory is considered. Furthermore, I suggest that even in the classical and non-relativistic limits, a theory of fundamental interactions should (...)
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  28. The Nature of Physical Theory.P. W. Bridgman - 1936 - Philosophy of Science 3 (3):360-364.
     
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  29. The a Priori in Physical Theory.Arthur Pap - 1949 - Philosophy 24 (89):166-167.
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  30. Nature of Physical Theory. By A. Cornelius Benjamin.P. W. Bridgman - 1936 - International Journal of Ethics 47:117.
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    Integrating Inferentialism about Physical Theories and Representations: A Case for Phase Diagrams.Javier Anta - 2021 - Critica 53 (158):47–77.
    In this paper we argue for an integrated inferential conception about theories and representations and its role in accounting for the theoretical value of philosophically disregarded representational practices, such as the systematic use of phase space diagrams within the theoretical context of statistical mechanics. This proposal would rely on both inferentialism about scientific representations (Suárez 2004) and inferentialism about particular physical theories (Wallace 2017). We defend that both perspectives somehow converge into an integrated inferentialism by means of the thesis (...)
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    Fundamental physical theory. An interpretation of the present position of the theory of particles.L. L. Whyte - 1951 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 1 (4):303-327.
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    A physical theory of subjective phenomena.James Culbertson - 1975 - World Futures 14 (3):269-288.
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    When is a Physical Theory Relativistic?Roland Sypel & Harvey R. Brown - 1992 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:507 - 514.
    Considerable work within the modern 'space-time theory' approach to relativity physics has been devoted to clarifying the role and meaning of the principle of relativity. Two recent discussions of the principle within this approach, due to Arntzenius (1990) and Friedman (1983), are found to contain difficulties.
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    MODIFIED STRUCTURE-NOMINATIVE RECONSTRUCTION OF PRACTICAL PHYSICAL THEORIES AS A FRAME FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS.Vladimir Kuznetsov - forthcoming2021 - Epistemological studies in Philosophy, Social and Political Sciences 4 (1):20-28.
    Physical theories are complex and necessary tools for gaining new knowledge about their areas of application. A distinction is made between abstract and practical theories. The last are constantly being improved in the cognitive activity of professional physicists and studied by future physicists. A variant of the philosophy of physics based on a modified structural-nominative reconstruction of practical theories is proposed. Readers should decide whether this option is useful for their understanding of the philosophy of physics, as well as (...)
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  36. The A Priori in Physical Theory.Arthur Pap - 1947 - Mind 56 (223):271-275.
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  37. Restrictions without refutations of physical theories. Some elements for the debate realism-instrumentalism. [Spanish].Andrés Rivadulla - 2007 - Eidos: Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad Del Norte 6:10-25.
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    Fundamental Physical Theory and the Concept of Consciousness.J. H. GREIDANUS - 1961 - New York: Pergamon Press.
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    Husserl’s Conception of Physical Theories and Physical Geometry in the Time of the Prolegomena: A Comparison with Duhem’s and Poincaré’s Views. [REVIEW]Guillermo E. Rosado Haddock - 2012 - Axiomathes 22 (1):171-193.
    This paper discusses Husserl’s views on physical theories in the first volume of his Logical Investigations , and compares them with those of his contemporaries Pierre Duhem and Henri Poincaré. Poincaré’s views serve as a bridge to a discussion of Husserl’s almost unknown views on physical geometry from about 1890 on, which in comparison even with Poincaré’s—not to say Frege’s—or almost any other philosopher of his time, represented a rupture with the philosophical tradition and were much more in (...)
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    The axiomatization of physical theories.Herbert A. Simon - 1970 - Philosophy of Science 37 (1):16-26.
    The task of axiomatizing physical theories has attracted, in recent years, some interest among both empirical scientists and logicians. However, the axiomatizations produced by either one of these two groups seldom appear satisfactory to the members of the other. It is the purpose of this paper to develop an approach that will satisfy the criteria of both, hence permit us to construct axiomatizations that will meet simultaneously the standards and needs of logicians and of empirical scientists.
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  41. Does an Adequate Physical Theory Demand a Primitive Ontology?Alyssa Ney & Kathryn Phillips - 2013 - Philosophy of Science 80 (3):454-474.
    Configuration space representations have utility in physics but are not generally taken to have ontological significance. We examine one salient reason to think configuration space representations fail to be relevant in determining the fundamental ontology of a physical theory. This is based on a claim due to several authors that fundamental theories must have primitive ontologies. This claim would,if correct, have broad ramifications for how to read metaphysics from physical theory. We survey ways of understanding the (...)
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    Critical points in modern physical theory.Henry Margenau - 1937 - Philosophy of Science 4 (3):337-370.
    Recent discussions in the physical literature, designed to clarify the logical position of modern physical theory, have brought to light an amazing divergence of fundamental attitudes which may well bewilder the careful student of physics as well as philosophy. Quantum mechanics, representing an abstract formalism, should be capable of having its logical structure analyzed with great precision like any other mathematical discipline. Its consequences in all problems to which its method can be applied are so unambiguous, consistent, (...)
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    The Physical Theory of Kalam: Atoms, Space, and Void in Basrian Mutazili CosmologyAlnoor Dhanani.Josef Van Ess - 1996 - Isis 87 (1):155-156.
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    The Physical Theory of Kalām: Atoms, Space and Void in Basrian Muʿtazilī CosmologyThe Physical Theory of Kalam: Atoms, Space and Void in Basrian Mutazili Cosmology.R. M. Frank & Alnoor Dhanani - 1996 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 116 (2):318.
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    Husserl’s Conception of Physical Theories and Physical Geometry in the Time of the Prolegomena: A Comparison with Duhem’s and Poincaré’s Views.Guillermo E. Rosado Haddock - 2012 - Axiomathes 22 (1):171-193.
    This paper discusses Husserl’s views on physical theories in the first volume of his Logical Investigations, and compares them with those of his contemporaries Pierre Duhem and Henri Poincaré. Poincaré’s views serve as a bridge to a discussion of Husserl’s almost unknown views on physical geometry from about 1890 on, which in comparison even with Poincaré’s—not to say Frege’s—or almost any other philosopher of his time, represented a rupture with the philosophical tradition and were much more in tune (...)
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    Physical Theory: Method and Interpretation.Karim Thébault - 2015 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 29 (4):438-441.
  47. Are our best physical theories (probably and/or approximately) true?Jeffrey A. Barrett - 2003 - Philosophy of Science 70 (5):1206-1218.
    There is good reason to suppose that our best physical theories are false: In addition to its own internal problems, the standard formulation of quantum mechanics is logically incompatible with special relativity. I will also argue that we have no concrete idea what it means to claim that these theories are approximately true.
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    Fundamental Physical Theory and the Concept of Consciousness.Jon Wheatley - 1963 - Philosophical Quarterly 13 (52):281-281.
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    To Save the Phenomena, an Essay on the Idea of Physical Theory From Plato to Galileo.Pierre Duhem - 1969 - Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    Duhem's 1908 essay questions the relation between physical theory and metaphysics and, more specifically, between astronomy and physics–an issue still of importance today. He critiques the answers given by Greek thought, Arabic science, medieval Christian scholasticism, and, finally, the astronomers of the Renaissance.
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    Spinoza's physical theory.Richard Manning - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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