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  1. Brigitte Falkenburg & Margret Morrison (eds.) (forthcoming). Why More Is Different. Philosophical Issues in Condensed Matter Physics and Complex Systems.
     
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  2. Gregor Schiemann & Brigitte Falkenburg (forthcoming). Too Many Conceptions of Time? McTaggart's Views Revisited. In Stamatios Gerogiorgaki (ed.), Time and Tense (Basic Philosophical Concepts).
     
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  3. Brigitte Falkenburg (2014). On the Contributions of Astroparticle Physics to Cosmology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 46 (1):97-108.
    Studying astroparticle physics sheds new light on scientific explanation and on the ways in which cosmology is empirically underdetermined or not. Astroparticle physics extends the empirical domain of cosmology from purely astronomical data to “multi-messenger astrophysics”, i.e., measurements of all kinds of cosmic rays including very high energetic gamma rays, neutrinos, and charged particles. My paper investigates the ways in which these measurements contribute to cosmology and compares them with philosophical views about scientific explanation, the relation between theory and data, (...)
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  4. Brigitte Falkenburg (2012). Pragmatic Unification, Observation and Realism in Astroparticle Physics. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 43 (2):327-345.
    Astroparticle physics is a recent sub-discipline of physics that emerged from early cosmic ray studies, astrophysics, and particle physics. Its theoretical foundations range from quantum field theory to general relativity, but the underlying “standard models” of cosmology and particle physics are far from being unified. The paper explores the pragmatic strategies employed in astroparticle physics in order to unify a disunified research field, the concept of observation involved in these strategies, and their relations to scientific realism.
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  5. Brigitte Falkenburg (2011). The Philosopher of the Physicists: The Legacy of Erhard Scheibe. [REVIEW] Journal for General Philosophy of Science 42 (1):1-15.
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  6. Brigitte Falkenburg (2011). What Are the Phenomena of Physics? Synthese 182 (1):149-163.
    Depending on different positions in the debate on scientific realism, there are various accounts of the phenomena of physics. For scientific realists like Bogen and Woodward, phenomena are matters of fact in nature, i.e., the effects explained and predicted by physical theories. For empiricists like van Fraassen, the phenomena of physics are the appearances observed or perceived by sensory experience. Constructivists, however, regard the phenomena of physics as artificial structures generated by experimental and mathematical methods. My paper investigates the historical (...)
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  7. Brigitte Falkenburg (2010). Language and Reality. Foundations of Physics 40 (9-10):1171-1188.
    The article investigates the way in which Peter Mittelstaedt has been contributing to the philosophy of physics for half a century. It is shown that he pursues a path between rationalism and empiricism in the sense of Erhard Scheibe’s philosophy of the physicists. Starting from Kant’s a priori he gives a rational reconstruction of the conceptual revolutions of 20th century physics. The central topic of his philosophy of physics is the quest for semantic self-consistency, which for quantum mechanics is a (...)
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  8. Brigitte Falkenburg (2010). Wave–Particle Duality in Quantum Optics. In Mauricio Suarez, Mauro Dorato & Miklos Redei (eds.), Epsa Philosophical Issues in the Sciences. Springer. 31--42.
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  9. Brigitte Falkenburg, Andreas Hüttemann & Manfred Stöckler (2009). Physik, Philosophie und die Einheit der Wissenschaften: Nachruf auf Erhard Scheibe. Philosophia Naturalis 46 (1):5-7.
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  10. Brigitte Falkenburg (2008). The Invisible Hand: What Do We Know? Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 96 (1):207-224.
    Adam Smith's metaphor of the "invisible hand" and its analogue in classical physics are investigated in detail. Smith's analogue was the mechanics of the solar system. What makes the analogy fail are not the idealisations in the caricature-like model of the rational economic man . The main problem rather is that the metaphor does not employ the correct analogue, which belongs to thermodynamics and statistics. In the simplest macro-economic model, the business cycle has the same formal structure as the heat (...)
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  11. Brigitte Falkenburg (2006). Functions of Intution in Quantum Physics. In Emily Carson & Renate Huber (eds.), Intuition and the Axiomatic Method. Springer. 267--292.
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  12. Brigitte Falkenburg (2006). Intuition and Cosmology: The Puzzle of Incongruent Counterparts. In Emily Carson & Renate Huber (eds.), Intuition and the Axiomatic Method. Springer. 157--180.
  13. Brigitte Falkenburg (2006). Was heißt es, determiniert zu sein? Grenzen der naturwissenschaftlichen Erklärung. In Dieter Sturma (ed.), Philosophie Und Neurowissenschaften. Suhrkamp. 43--74.
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  14. Brigitte Falkenburg (2005). Die Funktion der Naturwissenschaft für die Zwecke der Vernunft. In Volker Gerhardt (ed.), Kant Im Streit der Fakultäten. De Gruyter. 117.
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  15. Brigitte Falkenburg (2005). El realismo interno de Putnam y la ciencia empírica. Revista de Filosofía (Madrid) 29 (2):117-132.
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  16. Brigitte Falkenburg (2005). Some Remarks on Cosmology and Scientific Realism. Kairos 26.
     
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  17. Brigitte Falkenburg (2004). Experience and Completeness in Physical Knowledge: Variations on a Kantian Theme. Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 7.
    When philosophers of science relate Kant‘s theory of nature to modern physics, they neglect the critical parts of the Critique of Pure Reason. My paper focuses on the way in which Kant wanted to demonstrate the limitations of physical knowledge by means of the cosmological antinomy. According to Kant, cosmology gives rise to four variations of one-and-the-same antinomy of pure reason. He wanted to show that any attempt to complete our spatio-temporal or dynamical knowledge of the world is based on (...)
     
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  18. Erhard Scheibe & Brigitte Falkenburg (2001). Between Rationalism and Empiricism Selected Papers in the Philosophy of Physics.
     
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  19. Brigitte Falkenburg (2000). Kants Kosmologie Die Wissenschaftliche Revolution der Naturphilosophie Im 18. Jahrhundert. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  20. Brigitte Falkenburg (2000). Kants Naturbegriff und die Begründung der modernen Physik. Philosophia Naturalis 37 (2):409-438.
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  21. Brigitte Falkenburg (2000). Naturwissenschaft apriori: Die Strenge des kantischen Anspruchs oder Karl Popper ein Idealist? Philosophia Naturalis 37:409-437.
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  22. Brigitte Falkenburg (1998). Bohr's Principles of Unifying Quantum Disunities. Philosophia Naturalis 35 (1):95-120.
     
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  23. Brigitte Falkenburg (1998). Preface of All Guest Editors. Philosophia Naturalis 35.
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  24. Brigitte Falkenburg (1997). Incommensurability and Measurement. Theoria 12 (3):467-491.
    Does incommensurability threaten the realist’s claim that physical magnitudes express properties of natural kinds? Some clarification comes from measurement theory and scientific practice. The standard (empiricist) theory of measurement is metaphysically neutral. But its representational operational and axiomatic aspects give rise to several kinds of a one-sided metaphysics. In scientific practice. the scales of physical quantities (e.g. the mass or length scale) are indeed constructed from measuring methods which have incompatible axiomatic foundations. They cover concepts which belong to incomensurable theories. (...)
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  25. Brigitte Falkenburg (1996). The Analysis of Particle Tracks: A Case for Trust in the Unity of Physics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 27 (3):337-371.
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  26. Brigitte Falkenburg (1995). Kants zweite Antinomie und die Physik. Kant-Studien 86 (1):4-25.
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  27. Erhard Scheibe, Lorenz Krüger & Brigitte Falkenburg (1995). Physik, Philosophie Und Die Einheit der Wissenschaften Für Erhard Scheibe. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  28. Brigitte Falkenburg (1993). Rezension. [REVIEW] Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 47 (4):638-641.
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  29. Brigitte Falkenburg (1993). Substanzbegriff und Quantentheorie. Philosophia Naturalis 30 (2):229-246.
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  30. Brigitte Falkenburg (1988). The Unifying Role of Symmetry Principles in Particle Physics. Ratio 1 (2):113-134.
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  31. Brigitte Falkenburg (1987). Die Form der Materie Zur Metaphysik der Natur Bei Kant Und Hegel.