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  • Symmetry, Structure, and Spacetimeby Dean Rickles

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 160.00

    In this book Rickles considers several interpretative difficulties raised by gauge-type symmetries (those that correspond to no change in physical state). The ubiquity of such symmetries in modern physics renders them an urgent topic in philosophy of physics. Rickles focuses on spacetime physics, and in particular classical and quantum general relativity.... more...

  • A Brief History of String Theoryby Dean Rickles

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 43.04

    This book offers a lively survey of the forty-year history of string theory, focusing on how what has been called both a 'theory of everything' and a 'theory of nothing' came to exist, and how it came to occupy its present position in physics. more...

  • The Philosophy of Physicsby Dean Rickles

    Wiley 2016; US$ 22.46

    Does the future exist already? What is space? Are time machines physically possible? What is quantum mechanical reality like? Are there many universes? Is there a ‘true’ geometry of the universe? Why does there appear to be an arrow of time? Do humans play a special role in the world? In this unique introductory book, Dean Rickles guides... more...

  • The Ashgate Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Physicsby Dean Rickles

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Introducing the reader to the very latest developments in the philosophical foundations of physics, this book covers advanced material at a level suitable for beginner and intermediate students. A detailed overview is provided of the central debates in the philosophy of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, quantum computation, and quantum gravity.... more...

  • Structural Realismby Elaine Landry; Dean Rickles

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 147.58

    Written by the foremost authorities on structural realism, this volume grapples with questions such as ‘what is structure?’ and ‘what is an object?’ The most recent advances in the field are presented, including the intersection of mathematical structuralism and structural realism. more...

  • Information and Interactionby Ian T. Durham; Dean Rickles

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 61.49

    In this essay collection, leading physicists, philosophers, and historians attempt to fill the empty theoretical ground in the foundations of information and address the related question of the limits to our knowledge of the world. Over recent decades, our practical approach to information and its exploitation has radically outpaced our theoretical... more...

  • The Structural Foundations of Quantum Gravityby Dean Rickles; Steven French; Juha T. Saatsi

    Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 119.99

    What is spacetime? General relativity and quantum field theory answer this question in very different ways. This collection of essays by physicists and philosophers looks at the problem of uniting these two most fundamental theories of our world, focusing on the nature of space and time within this new quantum framework, and the kind of metaphysical... more...

  • Thinking about Science, Reflecting on Artby Otávio Bueno; George Darby; Steven French; Dean Rickles

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Thinking about Science, Reflecting on Art: Bringing Aesthetics and Philosophy of Science Togethe r is the first book to systematically examine the relationship between the philosophy of science and aesthetics. With contributions from leading figures from both fields, this edited collection engages with such questions as: Does representation function... more...

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