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  1. Fedde Benedictus & Dennis Dieks (forthcoming). Reichenbach's Transcendental Probability. Erkenntnis:1-24.
    The aim of this article is twofold. First, we shall review and analyse the neo-kantian justification for the application of probabilistic concepts in science that was defended by Hans Reichenbach early in his career, notably in his dissertation of 1916. At first sight this kantian approach seems to contrast sharply with Reichenbach’s later logical positivist, frequentist viewpoint. But, and this is our second goal, we shall attempt to show that there is an underlying continuity in Reichenbach’s thought: typical features of (...)
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  2. Dennis Dieks (forthcoming). The Logic of Identity: Distinguishability and Indistinguishability in Classical and Quantum Physics. Foundations of Physics:1-15.
    The suggestion that particles of the same kind may be indistinguishable in a fundamental sense, even so that challenges to traditional notions of individuality and identity may arise, has first come up in the context of classical statistical mechanics. In particular, the Gibbs paradox has sometimes been interpreted as a sign of the untenability of the classical concept of a particle and as a premonition that quantum theory is needed. This idea of a ‘quantum connection’ stubbornly persists in the literature, (...)
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  3. Dennis Dieks & Vassili Karakostas (eds.) (forthcoming). Proceedings of the EPSA 2011.
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  4. Dennis Dieks & Vassilios Karakostas (eds.) (forthcoming). Recent Progress in Philosophy of Science: Perspectives and Foundational Problems. Springer.
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  5. Stephan Hartmann, Marcel Weber, Wenceslao Gonzalez, Dennis Dieks & Thomas Uebe (eds.) (forthcoming). Explanation, Prediction, and Confirmation: New Trends and Old Ones Reconsidered. Springer.
  6. Vassilios Karakostas & Dennis Dieks (eds.) (forthcoming). Recent Progress in Philosophy of Science: Perspectives and Foundational Problems. The Third European Philosophy of Science Association Proceedings. Springer.
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  7. Olimpia Lombardi & Dennis Dieks (forthcoming). Modal Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  8. Pablo Acuña & Dennis Dieks (2014). Another Look at Empirical Equivalence and Underdetermination of Theory Choice. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 4 (2):153-180.
    In 1991 Larry Laudan and Jarret Leplin proposed a solution for the problem of empirical equivalence and the empirical underdetermination that is often thought to result from it. In this paper we argue that, even though Laudan and Leplin’s reasoning is essentially correct, their solution should be accurately assessed in order to appreciate its nature and scope. Indeed, Laudan and Leplin’s analysis does not succeed in completely removing the problem or, as they put it, in refuting the thesis of underdetermination (...)
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  9. Hanne Andersen, Dennis Dieks, Wenceslao González, Thomas Uebel & Gregory Wheeler (eds.) (2013). New Challenges to Philosophy of Science. Springer Verlag.
    This fourth volume of the Programme “The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective” deals with new challenges in this field. In this regard, it seeks to broaden the scope of the philosophy of science in two directions. On the one hand, ...
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  10. Sebastian de Haro, Dennis Dieks, Gerard ’T. Hooft & Erik Verlinde (2013). Forty Years of String Theory Reflecting on the Foundations. Foundations of Physics 43 (1):1-7.
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  11. Dennis Dieks (2013). Is There a Unique Physical Entropy? Micro Versus Macro. In. In Hanne Andersen, Dennis Dieks, Wenceslao González, Thomas Uebel & Gregory Wheeler (eds.), New Challenges to Philosophy of Science. Springer Verlag. 23--34.
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  12. Vassilios Karakostas & Dennis Dieks (eds.) (2013). EPSA11 Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science. Springer.
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  13. D. Dieks, W. J. Gonzalez, S. Hartmann, M. Stöltzner & M. Weber (eds.) (2012). Probabilities, Laws, and Structures. The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective. Springer.
    Chapter 14 Steven FrenCh the reSilienCe oF lawS and the ephemerality oF objeCtS: Can a Form oF StruCturaliSm be ... Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science: Springer 2011, pp. ... Probabilities, Laws, and Structures, The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective 3, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007- 3030-4_14, ...
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  14. D. Dieks, S. Hartmann, T. Uebel & M. Weber (eds.) (2012). Probabilities, Laws and Structure. Springer.
    This conception of natural kinds might be dubbed a 'structural kinds' view. It is the conception of kinds offered by ExtOSR within a Humean framework. To invoke structural kinds also means to invoke structural laws. For laws generalize over ...
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  15. Dennis Dieks (2012). The Physics and Metaphysics of Time. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 8 (1):103-119.
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  16. Dennis Dieks (2012). Time, Space, Spacetime. Metascience 21 (3):617-619.
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  17. D. G. B. J. Dieks (2011). E. W. Beth as a Philosopher of Physics. Synthese 179 (2):271 - 284.
    This paper examines E. W. Beth's work in the philosophy of physics, both from a historical and a systematic point of view. Beth saw the philosophy of physics first of all as an opportunity to illustrate and promulgate a new and modern general approach to the philosophy of nature and to philosophy tout court: an approach characterized negatively by its rejection of all traditional metaphysics and positively by its firm orientation towards science. Beth was successful in defending this new ideology, (...)
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  18. Dennis Dieks (2011). Quantum Mechanics and Much More. Metascience 20 (1):99-101.
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  19. Dennis Dieks (2011). The Gibbs Paradox Revisited. In. In Dennis Dieks, Wenceslao Gonzalo, Thomas Uebel, Stephan Hartmann & Marcel Weber (eds.), Explanation, Prediction, and Confirmation. Springer. 367--377.
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  20. Dennis Dieks, Wenceslao Gonzalo, Thomas Uebel, Stephan Hartmann & Marcel Weber (eds.) (2011). Explanation, Prediction, and Confirmation. Springer.
    This volume, the second in the Springer series Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective, contains selected papers from the workshops organised by the ESF ...
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  21. Dennis Dieks & Andrea Lubberdink (2011). How Classical Particles Emerge From the Quantum World. Foundations of Physics 41 (6):1051-1064.
    The symmetrization postulates of quantum mechanics (symmetry for bosons, antisymmetry for fermions) are usually taken to entail that quantum particles of the same kind (e.g., electrons) are all in exactly the same state and therefore indistinguishable in the strongest possible sense. These symmetrization postulates possess a general validity that survives the classical limit, and the conclusion seems therefore unavoidable that even classical particles of the same kind must all be in the same state—in clear conflict with what we know about (...)
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  22. Thomas A. Ryckman & D. Dieks (2011). Shifting the (Non-Relativized) a Priori: Hans Reichenbach on Causality and Probability (1915–1932). In Dennis Dieks, Wenceslao Gonzalo, Thomas Uebel, Stephan Hartmann & Marcel Weber (eds.), Explanation, Prediction, and Confirmation. Springer. 2--465.
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  23. Dennis Dieks (2010). Are 'Identical Quantum Particles' Weakly Discernible Objects?. In. In Mauricio Suarez, Mauro Dorato & Miklos Redei (eds.), Epsa Philosophical Issues in the Sciences. Springer. 21--30.
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  24. Dennis Dieks (2010). Physical and Philosophical Perspectives on Probability, Explanation and Time (Workshop of the ESF Programme "The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective", Utrecht University, 19–20 October 2009). [REVIEW] Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 41 (2):383 - 388.
  25. Dennis Dieks (2010). Quantum Mechanics, Chance and Modality. Philosophica 83 (1):117-137.
  26. Dennis Dieks (2010). Reichenbach and the Conventionality of Distant Simultaneity in Perspective. In. In Thomas Uebel, Stephan Hartmann, Wenceslao Gonzalez, Marcel Weber, Dennis Dieks & Friedrich Stadler (eds.), The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science. Springer. 315--333.
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  27. F. Stadler, D. Dieks, W. Gonzales, S. Hartmann, T. Uebel & M. Weber (eds.) (2010). The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science. Springer.
    This volume is a serious attempt to open up the subject of European philosophy of science to real thought, and provide the structural basis for the ...
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  28. Thomas Uebel, Stephan Hartmann, Wenceslao Gonzalez, Marcel Weber, Dennis Dieks & Friedrich Stadler (eds.) (2010). The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science. Springer.
    This volume is a serious attempt to open up the subject of European philosophy of science to real thought, and provide the structural basis for the ...
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  29. Paul Busch, Dennis Dieks & Gerardus ’T. Hooft (2009). Pekka Johannes Lahti—60th Birthday. Foundations of Physics 39 (6):519-520.
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  30. Dennis Dieks (2009). Objectivity in Perspective: Relationism in the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 39 (7):760-775.
    Pekka Lahti is a prominent exponent of the renaissance of foundational studies in quantum mechanics that has taken place during the last few decades. Among other things, he and coworkers have drawn renewed attention to, and have analyzed with fresh mathematical rigor, the threat of inconsistency at the basis of quantum theory: ordinary measurement interactions, described within the mathematical formalism by Schrödinger-type equations of motion, seem to be unable to lead to the occurrence of definite measurement outcomes, whereas the same (...)
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  31. Dennis Dieks, The Adolescence of Relativity: Einstein, Minkowski, and the Philosophy of Space and Time.
    An often repeated account of the genesis of special relativity tells us that relativity theory was to a considerable extent the fruit of an operationalist philosophy of science. Indeed, Einstein’s 1905 paper stresses the importance of rods and clocks for giving concrete physical content to spatial and temporal notions. I argue, however, that it would be a mistake to read too much into this. Einstein’s operationalist remarks should be seen as serving rhetoric purposes rather than as attempts to promulgate a (...)
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  32. Jeroen van Dongen, Dennis Dieks, Jos Uffink & A. J. Kox (2009). On the History of the Quantum. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 40 (4):277-279.
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  33. Dennis Dieks (2008). Pluralisme in de natuurwetenschap. Wijsgerig Perspectief 48 (3):40-50.
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  34. Dennis Dieks (ed.) (2008). The Ontology of Spacetime Ii. Elsevier.
    CHAPTER A Trope-Bundle Ontology for Field Theory Andrew Wayne* Field theories have been central to physics over the last years, and there are several ...
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  35. Dennis Dieks & Marijn Versteegh (2008). Identical Quantum Particles and Weak Discernibility. Foundations of Physics 38 (10):923-934.
    Saunders has recently claimed that “identical quantum particles” with an anti-symmetric state (fermions) are weakly discernible objects, just like irreflexively related ordinary objects in situations with perfect symmetry (Black’s spheres, for example). Weakly discernible objects have all their qualitative properties in common but nevertheless differ from each other by virtue of (a generalized version of) Leibniz’s principle, since they stand in relations an entity cannot have to itself. This notion of weak discernibility has been criticized as question begging, but we (...)
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  36. Dgbj Dieks (2008). Pluralisme in de natuurwetenschap. Wijsgerig Perspectief 48 (3):40-50.
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  37. Jos Uffink, Dennis Dieks, Janneke van Lith & Geurt Sengers (2008). In Memoriam Hanneke Janssen. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 39 (4):917-918.
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  38. Dennis Dieks (2007). Probability in Modal Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 38 (2):292-310.
    Modal interpretations have the ambition to construe quantum mechanics as an objective, man-independent description of physical reality. Their second leading idea is probabilism: quantum mechanics does not completely fix physical reality but yields probabilities. In working out these ideas an important motif is to stay close to the standard formalism of quantum mechanics and to refrain from introducing new structure by hand. In this paper we explain how this programme can be made concrete. In particular, we show that the Born (...)
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  39. Dennis Dieks (2007). Reasoning About the Future: Doom and Beauty. [REVIEW] Synthese 156 (3):427 - 439.
    According to the Doomsday Argument we have to rethink the probabilities we assign to a soon or not so soon extinction of mankind when we realize that we are living now, rather early in the history of mankind. Sleeping Beauty finds herself in a similar predicament: on learning the date of her first awakening, she is asked to re-evaluate the probabilities of her two possible future scenarios. In connection with Doom, I argue that it is wrong to assume that our (...)
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  40. Dennis Dieks (ed.) (2007). The Disappearance of Space and Time. Elsevier.
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  41. Dennis Dieks & Sander Lam, Complementarity in the Bohr-Einstein Photon Box.
    The photon box thought experiment can be considered a forerunner of the EPR-experiment: by performing suitable measurements on the box it is possible to ``prepare'' the photon, long after it has escaped, in either of two complementary states. Consistency requires that the corresponding box measurements be complementary as well. At first sight it seems, however, that these measurements can be jointly performed with arbitrary precision: they pertain to different systems (the center of mass of the box and an internal clock, (...)
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  42. Dennis Dieks & Marijn Versteegh, Identical Particles and Weak Discernibility.
    Saunders has recently claimed that ``identical quantum particles'' with an anti-symmetric state (fermions) are weakly discernible objects, just like irreflexively related ordinary objects in situations with perfect symmetry (Black's spheres, for example). Weakly discernible objects have all their qualitative properties in common but nevertheless differ from each other by virtue of (a generalized version of) Leibniz's principle, since they stand in relations an entity cannot have to itself. This notion of weak discernibility has been criticized as question begging, but we (...)
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  43. Dennis Dieks (2006). Another Look at General Covariance and the Equivalence of Reference Frames. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 37 (1):174-191.
    In his general theory of relativity (GR) Einstein sought to generalize the special-relativistic equivalence of inertial frames to a principle according to which all frames of reference are equivalent. He claimed to have achieved this aim through the general covariance of the equations of GR. There is broad consensus among philosophers of relativity that Einstein was mistaken in this. That equations can be made to look the same in different frames certainly does not imply in general that such frames are (...)
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  44. Dennis Geert Bernardus Johan Dieks (ed.) (2006). The Ontology of Spacetime. Elsevier.
    This book contains selected papers from the First International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime. Its fourteen chapters address two main questions: first, what is the current status of the substantivalism/relationalism debate, and second, what about the prospects of presentism and becoming within present-day physics and its philosophy? The overall tenor of the four chapters of the book’s first part is that the prospects of spacetime substantivalism are bleak, although different possible positions remain with respect to the ontological status of (...)
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  45. D. Byrne, T. Cross, H. W. de Regt, M. Deutsch, D. Dieks, A. Drewery, J. Heil, H. Hosni, J. McKitrick & S. Mumford (2005). Bradley, DJ, 91. Synthese 144:451.
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  46. Henk W. de Regt, Dennis Dieks, A. Contextual, Hykel Hosni, Jeff Paris & Rationality as Conformity (2005). Max Deutsch/Intentionalism and Intransitivity O. Lombardi/Dretske, Shannon's Theory and the Interpre-Tation of Information Wayne Wright/Distracted Drivers and Unattended Experience. Synthese 144 (1):449-450.
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  47. Dennis Dieks, Becoming, Relativity and Locality.
    It is a central aspect of our ordinary concept of time that history unfolds and events come into being. It is only natural to take this seriously. However, it is notoriously difficult to explain further what this `becoming' consists in, or even to show that the notion is consistent at all. In this article I first argue that the idea of a global temporal ordering, involving a succession of cosmic nows, is not indispensable for our concept of time. Our experience (...)
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  48. Dennis Dieks (2005). Inspirerende paradoxen. Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Wijsbegeerte 97 (1).
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  49. Dennis Dieks (2005). Quantum Mechanics: An Intelligible Description of Objective Reality? [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 35 (3):399-415.
    Jim Cushing emphasized that physical theory should tell us an intelligible and objective story about the world, and concluded that the Bohm theory is to be preferred over the Copenhagen interpretation. We argue here, however, that the Bohm theory is only one member of a wider class of interpretations that can be said to fulfill Cushing’s desiderata. We discuss how the pictures provided by these interpretations differ from the classical one. In particular, it seems that a rather drastic form of (...)
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