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    Adjusting the Quantum Monster: Arkady Plotnitsky: Epistemology and Probability: Bohr, Heisenberg, Schrödinger, and the Nature of Quantum-Theoretical Thinking. Dordrecht: Springer, 2010, Xxv+402pp, €119,95 HB.Vassilis Sakellariou - 2012 - Metascience 21 (1):135-138.
    This is an exposition of what the author calls ‘non-classical epistemology’ in close relationship with the emergence and development of quantum mechanics. Guiding the reader along the meandering routes taken by the theory’s founders, Plotnitsky unfolds a nuanced presentation of the so-called ‘Copenhagen spirit’ or, more precisely, of the ideas of his central hero, Niels Bohr, taken to their logical conclusion. -/- Bohr’s inception and elaboration of his concept of complementarity, in conflict with his nemesis, Einstein, and alongside the other (...)
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    Debunking the Illusion of a Gulf Between Science and Philosophy: Towards a New Kind of Theorization: Nigel Sanitt: Culture, Curiosity and Communication in Scientific Discovery. The Eye in Ideas. London and New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019, Xviii+166pp, £110.00 HB, £29.99 PB. [REVIEW]Vassilis Sakellariou - 2020 - Metascience 29 (1):55-58.
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    Book Notice: David Hilbert and Paul Bernays: Grundlagen der Mathematik I. Foundations of Mathematics I. Part A. Edited by Wirth, Claus-Peter, Jörg Siekmann, Michael Gabbay, and Don Gabbay. Commented Translation by Claus-Peter Wirth. London: College Publications, 2011, Lxiii+Xv+44pp.+Appendix, £14.50 PB. [REVIEW]Vassilis Sakellariou - 2012 - Metascience 21 (3):777-778.
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    ‘Re-Enchanting’ the World? Science Meets Philosophy in Pursuit of Wisdom.Vassilis Sakellariou - 2018 - Metascience 27 (2):199-202.
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    Restoring Continuity in Theory Change: The Kepler-to-Newton Case. [REVIEW]Vassilis Sakellariou - 2011 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 42 (1):109 - 127.
    In the on-going debate between scientific realism and its various opponents, a crucial role in challenging the realist claim that success of scientific theories must be attributed to their approximate truth is played by the so-called pessimistic meta-induction: Arguing that the history of science boils down to a succession of theories which, though successful at a time, were eventually discarded only to be replaced by alternative theories which in turn met with the same fate, it purports to show that the (...)
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    The Janus Faces of Quantum-Speak: An Interpretative Role of Linguistic Analysis: Edward MacKinnon: Interpreting Physics: Language and the Classical/Quantum Divide. Dordrecht: Springer, 2012, Xiii+268pp, 123.04€ HB.Vassilis Sakellariou - 2015 - Metascience 24 (2):289-293.
    How can we be certain of what a physics theory is talking about and, at the same time, not have a clue what the theory is about? Yet, this seemingly nonsensical question lurks in the background since the advent of quantum physics and is intimately entangled with the cluster of issues constituting the raw material for philosophers of science striving to negotiate the so-called classical to quantum divide.The discourse of theoretical physics unfolds on two levels: the experimental and the mathematical. (...)
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    Book Notice: Peter Mittelstaedt: Rational Reconstructions of Modern Physics. Dordrecht: Springer, 2011, Xii+126pp, €99.95 HB. [REVIEW]Vassilis Sakellariou - 2012 - Metascience 21 (2):503-504.
    Book notice Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-2 DOI 10.1007/s11016-011-9589-2 Authors Vassilis Sakellariou, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens, University Campus, Athens, 15771 Greece Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796.
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    Augustine Meets Meno: The Many Faces of Temporality: Bouton, Christophe, and Huneman, Philippe : Time of Nature and the Nature of Time. Philosophical Perspectives of Time in Natural Sciences. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017. Xiv + 403 Pp, 124,79 € HB.Vassilis Sakellariou - 2018 - Metascience 27 (3):523-526.
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    Vivien Gornitz: Rising Seas: Past, Present, Future. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013, Xiv+344pp, $40.00, £27.50 PB. [REVIEW]Vassilis Sakellariou - 2015 - Metascience 24 (1):167-168.
    This book presents a thoroughly documented, comprehensive overview of perhaps the most urgent issue closely associated with global warming, namely sea level rise.Although evidence from the geologic past points to considerable variation of the average height of the world’s oceans, sea level rise has accelerated since the late nineteenth century, and is climbing even faster during the last 20 years, paralleling the rise in global temperatures.Could future greenhouse gas-induced global warming push the Earth’s climate into an unstable mode, triggering a (...)
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