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  1. Forschungsstipendien der, Humboldt-Stiftung An, Hochqualifizierte Promovierte, Wissenschaftler Aller Fachgebiete, Biszu Im Alter, Jahren Für Einen & In Deutschland (forthcoming). Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Further Information: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Jean-Paul-Straße 12 D-53173 Bonn. Journal for General Philosophy of Science.
     
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  2. Cord Friebe (forthcoming). Don Ross, James Ladyman, and Harold Kincaid (Eds.): Scientific Metaphysics. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-5.
    Scientific Metaphysics is a collection of essays in which prominent philosophers of science explore how metaphysics looks like that is judged by scientific standards. Common to all chapters (authors) is the requirement that scientific results and methods should be applied to metaphysical puzzle solving and, hence, the skepticism about philosophical reasoning that is based on the analysis of common-sense concepts and appeals to (modal) intuitions and a priori knowledge. It is, however, controversial what exactly naturalistic metaphysics might be, since at (...)
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  3. Simon Friederich (forthcoming). A Philosophical Look at the Higgs Mechanism. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-16.
    On the occasion of the recent experimental detection of a Higgs-type particle at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the paper reviews philosophical aspects of the Higgs mechanism as the presently preferred account of the generation of particle masses in the Standard Model of elementary particle physics and its most discussed extensions. The paper serves a twofold purpose: on the one hand, it offers an introduction to the Higgs mechanism and its most interesting philosophical aspects to readers not familiar with (...)
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  4. Marco Giovanelli (forthcoming). Matthias Neuber: Die Grenzen des Revisionismus: Schlick, Cassirer Und Das Raumproblem (Moritz Schlick Studien Band 2). Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-9.
    Matthias Neuber’s book represents an important contribution to the relatively young discipline of the History of Philosophy of Science. Starting roughly in the 1980s, increasing attention has been devoted not only to the relationship between philosophy and the history of science, but to an accurate historical reconstruction of earlier projects within philosophy of science. One of the most outstanding results of these investigations has probably been the radical reshaping of the rather caricatural image of logical empiricism—for better or worse the (...)
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  5. Dale Jacquette (forthcoming). Computable Diagonalizations and Turing's Cardinality Paradox. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-24.
    A. N. Turing’s 1936 concept of computability, computing machines, and computable binary digital sequences, is subject to Turing’s Cardinality Paradox. The paradox conjoins two opposed but comparably powerful lines of argument, supporting the propositions that the cardinality of dedicated Turing machines outputting all and only the computable binary digital sequences can only be denumerable, and yet must also be nondenumerable. Turing’s objections to a similar kind of diagonalization are answered, and the implications of the paradox for the concept of a (...)
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  6. Koray Karaca (forthcoming). Guest Editor's Introduction: An Overview of the Epistemological Perspectives on the Higgs Mechanism. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-5.
    The present special section brings together three articles that seek to elucidate the epistemological and ontological foundations of the Higgs mechanism, as well as the epistemic dynamics of the development of the models beyond the “standard model” of elementary particle physics.The standard model of elementary particle physics consists of two gauge theories; namely, the electroweak theory of the weak and electromagnetic interactions, and the theory of quantum chromo-dynamics which describes the strong interaction. This introduction will provide a brief overview of (...)
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  7. Fabian Lausen (forthcoming). Reductionism as a Research Directive. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-17.
    In this paper, I explore the possibilities for arriving at a useful conception of methodological reductionism. Some participants in the debate talk about methodological reductionism as a research program. I argue that the concept of a research program, at least in Lakatos’ sense, cannot account for the diverse nature of methodological reductionism. I then present my own concept of a research directive as a useful alternative and elaborate on this by drawing on Hasok Chang’s theory of ontological principles and epistemic (...)
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  8. Sébastien Rivat (forthcoming). On the Heuristics of the Higgs Mechanism. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-17.
    This article has two aims. First, I undertake an extensive review of the Higgs mechanism and its connections with spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Goldstone theorem. I take the opportunity to expound and discuss a certain number of philosophical issues, amongst them surplus structure and redundancies. Second, I offer a defence of the metaphor according to which ‘gauge fields eat Goldstone bosons to gain a mass’ as sensible rather than merely misleading. It is sensible because there is a direct physical (...)
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  9. Howard Sankey (forthcoming). Relativism, Particularism and Reflective Equilibrium. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-12.
    In previous work, I have sought to show that the basic argument for epistemic relativism derives from the problem of the criterion that stems from ancient Pyrrhonian scepticism. Because epistemic relativism depends upon a sceptical strategy, it is possible to respond to relativism on the basis of an anti-sceptical strategy. I argue that the particularist response to scepticism proposed by Roderick Chisholm may be combined with a naturalistic and reliabilist conception of epistemic warrant as the basis for a satisfactory response (...)
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  10. Michael Stöltzner (forthcoming). Higgs Models and Other Stories About Mass Generation. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-18.
    The paper studies the topography of the model landscape of the physics in the Higgs sector both within the Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics (SM) and beyond (BSM) in the months before the discovery of a SM Higgs boson. At first glance, this landscape appears fragmented into a large number of different models and research communities. But it also clusters around certain guiding ideas, among them supersymmetry or dynamical symmetry breaking, in which representative and narrative features of the models (...)
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  11. Adán Sus (forthcoming). On the Explanation of Inertia. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-23.
    In General Relativity (GR), it has been claimed that inertia receives a dynamical explanation. This is in contrast to the situation in other theories, such as Special Relativity, because the geodesic principle of GR can be derived from Einstein’s field equations. The claim can be challenged in different ways, all of which question whether the status of inertia in GR is physically different from its status in previous spacetime theories. In this paper I state the original argument for the claim (...)
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  12. Stephan Zelewski (forthcoming). Die Starke KI-These: Zu Searle's Wiederbelebung einer fragwürdigen Debatte über die Grundlagen des Erkenntnisprogramms der Erforschung Künstlicher Intelligenz (KI). Journal for General Philosophy of Science.
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