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Joanna Luc
Jagiellonian University
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    Arguments from scientific practice in the debate about the physical equivalence of symmetry-related models.Joanna Luc - 2022 - Synthese 200 (2):1-29.
    In the recent philosophical literature, several counterexamples to the interpretative principle that symmetry-related models are physically equivalent have been suggested The Oxford handbook of philosophy of physics, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2013, Noûs 52:946–981, 2018; Fletcher in Found Phys 50:228–249, 2020). Arguments based on these counterexamples can be understood as arguments from scientific practice of roughly the following form: because in scientific practice such-and-such symmetry-related models are treated as representing distinct physical situations, these models indeed represent distinct physical situations. In (...)
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    The Unmeasurability of Absolute Velocities from the Point of View of Epistemological Internalism.Joanna Luc - forthcoming - Erkenntnis:1-19.
    Absolute velocities in Newtonian mechanics are commonly regarded as unmeasurable. Roberts (Br J Philos Sci 59(2):143–168, 2008) provides a justification for this thesis which appeals to the observational indistinguishability of boost-related models of Newtonian mechanics. Middleton and Murgueitio Ramírez (Australas J Philos, 2020) criticise his argumentation by pointing out that his analysis of the notion of measurement is too restrictive, and that, under a weaker analysis (based on counterfactuals), absolute velocities are measurable. Jacobs (Australas J Philos, 2020) opposes their view, (...)
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    Interpreting Non-Hausdorff (Generalized) Manifolds in General Relativity.Joanna Luc & Tomasz Placek - 2020 - Philosophy of Science 87 (1):21-42.
    The article investigates the relations between Hausdorff and non-Hausdorff manifolds as objects of general relativity. We show that every non-Hausdorff manifold can be seen as a result of gluing together some Hausdorff manifolds. In the light of this result, we investigate a modal interpretation of a non-Hausdorff differential manifold, according to which it represents a bundle of alternative space-times, all of which are compatible with a given initial data set.
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    Generalised Manifolds as Basic Objects of General Relativity.Joanna Luc - 2020 - Foundations of Physics 50 (6):621-643.
    In this paper non-Hausdorff manifolds as potential basic objects of General Relativity are investigated. One can distinguish four stages of identifying an appropriate mathematical structure to describe physical systems: kinematic, dynamical, physical reasonability, and empirical. The thesis of this paper is that in the context of General Relativity, non-Hausdorff manifolds pass the first two stages, as they enable one to define the basic notions of differential geometry needed to pose the problem of the evolution-distribution of matter and are not in (...)
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    Modality in Physics.Gábor Hofer-Szabó, Joanna Luc & Tomasz Placek - 2020 - Foundations of Physics 50 (6):515-521.
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    W gąszczu filozoficznych rozróżnień. Pawła Rojka systematyzacja podstawowych zagadnień dotyczących tropów i uniwersaliów.Joanna Luc - 2020 - Filozofia Nauki 28 (2):99-111.
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    Prawo czy forma? Francisa Bacona koncepcja prawidłowości w przyrodzie.Joanna Luc - 2019 - Filozofia Nauki 27 (1):95-120.
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  8. The Hole Argument without the notion of isomorphism.Joanna Luc - 2024 - Synthese 203 (3):1-28.
    In this paper, I argue that the Hole Argument can be formulated without using the notion of isomorphism, and for this reason it is not threatened by the criticism of Halvorson and Manchak (Br J Philos Sci, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1086/719193). Following Earman and Norton (Br J Philos Sci 38, pp. 515–525, 1987), I divide the Hole Argument into two steps: the proof of the Gauge Theorem and the transition from the Gauge Theorem to the conclusion of radical indeterminism. In the analaysis (...)
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    Can Dispositions Replace Laws in the Description of the Physical World?Joanna Luc - forthcoming - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie:1-30.
    In this paper, it is argued that, contrary to some suggestions in the philosophical literature, dispositions cannot replace laws in the description of the physical world. If for a certain type of physical situation a well-working law-based account is available, then it is not possible to describe that situation equally well in terms of dispositions. Using an example consisting of four laws (Coulomb’s law, Newton’s law of gravitation, the rule for the composition of forces and Newton’s second law), it is (...)
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    Motivationalism vs. interpretationalism about symmetries: some options overlooked in the debate about the relationship between symmetries and physical equivalence.Joanna Luc - 2023 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 13 (3):1-33.
    In the recent philosophical debate about the relationship between symmetries and physical equivalence, two approaches have been distinguished: motivationalism and interpretationalism. In this paper, I point out that there are variants of interpretationalism that have not been taken into account by the proponents of motivationalism. I also argue that some of these overlooked variants of interpretationalism are not prone to the motivationalists’ criticism and overall are the most attractive positions available.
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    States vs. Changes of States: A Reformulation of the Ontic vs. Epistemic Distinction in Quantum Mechanics.Joanna Luc - 2022 - Foundations of Physics 53 (1):1-35.
    In this paper, I challenge the distinction between “epistemic” and “ontic” states propounded by Harrigan and Spekkens (Found Phys 40:125–157, 2010) by pointing out that because knowledge is factive, any state that represents someone’s knowledge about a physical system thereby also represents something about the physical system itself, so there is no such thing as “mere knowledge”. This criticism leads to the reformulation of the main question of the debate: instead of asking whether a given state is ontic or epistemic, (...)
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    Co mówi o prawach przyrody geneza tego pojęcia? Polemika z Ronaldem N. Gierem.Joanna Luc - 2019 - Filozofia Nauki 27 (3):103-116.
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    Poznanie metafizyczne w świetle rozróżnień abstrakcyjne– konkretne i ogólne–jednostkowe.Joanna Luc - 2015 - Idea. Studia Nad Strukturą I Rozwojem Pojęć Filozoficznych 27:215-223.
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    Quantumness of States and Unitary Operations.Joanna Luc - 2020 - Foundations of Physics 50 (11):1645-1685.
    This paper investigates various properties that may by possessed by quantum states, which are believed to be specifically “quantum” and their opposites. It also considers their “absolute” counterparts in the following sense: a given state has a given property absolutely if after an arbitrary unitary transformation it still possesses it. The known relations between the listed properties and between their absolute counterparts are summarized. It is proven that the only two-qubit state that has zero quantum discord absolutely is the maximally (...)
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  15. Samowiedza czy samokreacja? O konsekwencjach niefaktualności pytań o siebie dla problemu samowiedzy.Joanna Luc - 2013 - Studia Z Kognitywistyki I Filozofii Umysłu 7 (1).
     
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    Teoria praw przyrody Armstronga wobec problemów identyfikacji i inferencji.Joanna Luc - 2018 - Diametros 55:132-157.
    One of the modern approaches to the laws of nature regards them as relations between universals. The most advanced version of such an approach has been presented by D. M. Armstrong. The aim of this paper is to reconstruct and interpret Armstrong’s conception but also to evaluate his theory and to point out what expectations from it are inadequate. My point of reference are two objections to Armstrong’s ideas, namely the problems of identification and inference. I claim that Armstrong’s theory (...)
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    What is understanding in the humanities? An Attempt at Identifying Hans-Georg Gadamer’s View.Joanna Luc - 2013 - Idea. Studia Nad Strukturą I Rozwojem Pojęć Filozoficznych 25:125-140.
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