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  1. Tim Maudlin (2014). Critical Study David Wallace, The Emergent Multiverse: Quantum Theory According to the Everett Interpretation. Oxford University Press, 2012, 530 + Xv Pp. [REVIEW] Noûs 48 (4):794-808.
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  2. Tim Maudlin (2014). New Foundations for Physical Geometry: The Theory of Linear Structures. Oup Oxford.
    Tim Maudlin sets out a completely new method for describing the geometrical structure of spaces, and thus a better mathematical tool for describing and understanding space-time. He presents a historical review of the development of geometry and topology, and then his original Theory of Linear Structures.
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  3. Tim Maudlin (2012). Philosophy of Physics. Princeton Up.
    An ironworker may not give a fig about the nature of heat, and the philosopher of physics may care equally little about the exact time it takes for the iron to cool down. A practicing physicist will typically care about both but may focus more on  ...
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  4. Tim Maudlin (2011). Three Roads to Objective Probability1. In Claus Beisbart & Stephan Hartmann (eds.), Probabilities in Physics. Oxford University Press. 293.
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  5. Tim Maudlin (2010). Can the World Be Only Wavefunction? In Simon Saunders, Jonathan Barrett, Adrian Kent & David Wallace (eds.), Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, & Reality. Oup Oxford.
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  6. Tim Maudlin (2010). Time, Topology and Physical Geometry. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 84 (1):63-78.
    The standard mathematical account of the sub-metrical geometry of a space employs topology, whose foundational concept is the open set. This proves to be an unhappy choice for discrete spaces, and offers no insight into the physical origin of geometrical structure. I outline an alternative, the Theory of Linear Structures, whose foundational concept is the line. Application to Relativistic space-time reveals that the whole geometry of space-time derives from temporal structure. In this sense, instead of spatializing time, Relativity temporalizes space.
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  7. Gordon Belot, John Earman, Richard Healey, Tim Maudlin, Antigone Nounou & Ward Struyve, Synopsis and Discussion: Philosophy of Gauge Theory.
    This document records the discussion between participants at the workshop "Philosophy of Gauge Theory," Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, 18-19 April 2009.
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  8. Tim Maudlin (2009). Space, Absolute, and Relational. In Robin Le Poidevin (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics. Routledge.
     
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  9. Tim Maudlin (2008). Grading, Sorting, and the Sorites. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 32 (1):141-168.
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  10. Tim Maudlin (2007). Review of Patrick Greenough (Ed.), Michael P. Lynch (Ed.), Truth and Realism. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (6).
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  11. Tim Maudlin (2007). Reducing Revenge to Discomfort. In J. C. Beall (ed.), Revenge of the Liar: New Essays on the Paradox. Oxford University Press.
     
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  12. Tim Maudlin (2007/2009). The Metaphysics Within Physics. Oxford University Press.
    A modest proposal concerning laws, counterfactuals, and explanations - - Why be Humean? -- Suggestions from physics for deep metaphysics -- On the passing of time -- Causation, counterfactuals, and the third factor -- The whole ball of wax -- Epilogue : a remark on the method of metaphysics.
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  13. Tim Maudlin (2007). What Could Be Objective About Probabilities? Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 38 (2):275-291.
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  14. Martin Daumer, Detlef Duerr, Sheldon Goldstein, Tim Maudlin, Roderich Tumulka & Nino Zanghi, The Message of the Quantum?
    We criticize speculations to the effect that quantum mechanics is fundamentally about information. We do this by pointing out how unfounded such speculations in fact are. Our analysis focuses on the dubious claims of this kind recently made by Anton Zeilinger.
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  15. Tim Maudlin (2006). Précis of Truth and Paradox. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 73 (3):696–704.
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  16. Tim Maudlin (2006). Replies. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 73 (3):728–739.
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  17. Tim Maudlin (2005). Distilling Metaphysics From Quantum Mechanics. In Michael J. Loux & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics. Oup Oxford.
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  18. Tim Maudlin (2004). Truth and Paradox: Solving the Riddles. Oxford University Press.
    In this ingenious and powerfully argued book Tim Maudlin sets out a novel account of logic and semantics which allows him to deal with certain notorious paradoxes which have bedevilled philosophical theories of truth. All philosophers interested in logic and language will find this a stimulating read.
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  19. Tim Maudlin (2003). Distilling Metaphysics From Quantum Physics. In Michael J. Loux & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics. Oxford University Press. 461-487.
  20. Tim Maudlin (2002). Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity: Metaphysical Intimations of Modern Physics. Blackwell Publishers.
    This second edition also includes a new author's preface and an additional appendix.
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  21. Tim Maudlin (2002). Remarks on the Passing of Time. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 102 (3):237–252.
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  22. Tim Maudlin (2002). Thoroughly Muddled Mctaggart: Or, How to Abuse Gauge Freedom to Create Metaphysical Monostrosities. Philosophers' Imprint 2 (4):1-23.
    It has long been a commonplace that there is a problem understanding the role of time when one tries to quantize the General Theory of Relativity (GTR). In his "Thoroughly Modern McTaggart" (Philosophers' Imprint Vol 2, No. 3), John Earman presents several arguments to the conclusion that there is a problem understanding change and the passage of time in the unadorned GTR, quite apart from quantization. His Young McTaggart argues that according to the GTR, no physical magnitude ever changes. A (...)
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  23. Tim Maudlin (2000). Dickson on Quantum Chance and Non-Locality. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 51 (4):875-882.
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  24. Tim Maudlin (2000). Review: Dickson on Quantum Chance and Non-Locality. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 51 (4):875 - 882.
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  25. Tim Maudlin (1998). Discussion: Healey on the Aharonov-Bohm Effect. Philosophy of Science 65 (2):361-368.
     
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  26. Tim Maudlin (1998). Healey on the Aharonov-Bohm Effect. Philosophy of Science 65 (2):361-368.
    Richard Healey (1997) argues that the Aharonov-Bohm effect demands the recognition of either nonlocal or nonseparable physics in much the way that violations of Bell's inequality do. A careful examination of the effect and the arguments, though, shows that Healey's interpretation of the Aharonov-Bohm effect depends critically on his interpretation of gauge theories, and that the analogy with violations of Bell's inequalities fails.
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  27. Tim Maudlin (1998). Part and Whole in Quantum Mechanics. In Elena Castellani (ed.), Interpreting Bodies. Princeton University Press. 46--60.
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  28. Tim Maudlin (1997). Descrying the World in the Wave Function. The Monist 80 (1):3-23.
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  29. Tim Maudlin & Michael Dickson (1997). Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity: Metaphysical Implications of Modern Physics. Philosophy of Science 64 (3):515.
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  30. Tim Maudlin (1996). Between the Motion and the Act. Psyche 2:40-51.
  31. Tim Maudlin (1996). Kuhn édenté. Revue Philosophique De Louvain 94 (3):428-446.
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  32. Tim Maudlin (1996). On the Impossibility of David Lewis' Modal Realism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 74 (4):669 – 682.
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  33. Tim Maudlin (1995). Review. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 46 (1):145-149.
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  34. Tim Maudlin (1995). Three Measurement Problems. Topoi 14 (1):7-15.
    The aim of this essay is to distinguish and analyze several difficulties confronting attempts to reconcile the fundamental quantum mechanical dynamics with Born''s rule. It is shown that many of the proposed accounts of measurement fail at least one of the problems. In particular, only collapse theories and hidden variables theories have a chance of succeeding, and, of the latter, the modal interpretations fail. Any real solution demands new physics.
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  35. Tim Maudlin (1995). The Undivided Universe. Philosophical Books 36 (4):281-283.
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  36. Tim Maudlin (1995). Why Bohm's Theory Solves the Measurement Problem. Philosophy of Science 62 (3):479-483.
    Abraham Stone recently has published an argument purporting to show that David Bohm's interpretation of quantum mechanics fails to solve the measurement problem. Stone's analysis is not correct, as he has failed to take account of the conditions under which the theorems he cites are proven. An explicit presentation of a Bohmian measurement illustrates the flaw in his reasoning.
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  37. Tim Maudlin (1994). The Irrelevance of Incommensurability: Reflections on Torretti's Creative Understanding. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 25 (6):1005-1012.
  38. Tim Maudlin (1994). The Unbuttoned Empiricist: Van Fraassen Speculates About the Quantum World. Philosophical Books 35 (2):94-101.
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  39. Tim Maudlin & Lawrence Sklar (1994). Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity: Aristotelian Society Series. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (3):933-934.
     
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  40. Tim Maudlin (1993). Buckets of Water and Waves of Space: Why Spacetime is Probably a Substance. Philosophy of Science 60 (2):183-203.
    This paper sketches a taxonomy of forms of substantivalism and relationism concerning space and time, and of the traditional arguments for these positions. Several natural sorts of relationism are able to account for Newton's bucket experiment. Conversely, appropriately constructed substantivalism can survive Leibniz's critique, a fact which has been obscured by the conflation of two of Leibniz's arguments. The form of relationism appropriate to the Special Theory of Relativity is also able to evade the problems raised by Field. I survey (...)
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  41. Tim Maudlin (1992). Bell's Inequality, Information Transmission, and Prism Models. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:404 - 417.
    Violations of Bell's Inequality can only be reliably produced if some information about the apparatus setting on one wing is available on the other, requiring superluminal information transmission. In this paper I inquire into the minimum amount of information needed to generate quantum statistics for correlated photons. Reflection on informational constraints clarifies the significance of Fine's Prism models, and allows the construction of several models more powerful than Fine's. These models are more efficient than Fine claims to be possible and (...)
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  42. Tim Maudlin (1992). Book Review:A Combinatorial Theory of Possibility D. M. Armstrong. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 59 (4):716-.
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  43. Tim Maudlin (1990). Substances and Space-Time: What Aristotle Would Have Said to Einstein. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 21 (4):531--61.
  44. Tim Maudlin (1990). Time-Travel and Topology. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:303 - 315.
    This paper demonstrates that John Wheeler and Richard Feynman's strategy for avoiding causal paradoxes threatened by backward causation and time-travel can be defeated by designing self-interacting mechanisms with a non-simple topological structure. Time-travel therefore requires constraints on the allowable data on space-like hypersurfaces. The nature and significance of these constraints is discussed.
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  45. Tim Maudlin (1989). Computation and Consciousness. Journal of Philosophy 86 (August):407-32.
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  46. Tim Maudlin (1988). The Essence of Space-Time. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:82 - 91.
    I argue that Norton & Earman's hole argument, despite its historical association with General Relativity, turns upon very general features of any linguistic system that can represent substances by names. After exploring various means by which mathematical objects can be interpreted as representing physical possibilities, I suggest that a form of essentialism can solve the hole dilemma without abandoning either determinism or substantivalism. Finally, I identify the basic tenets of such an essentialism in Newton's writings and consider how they can (...)
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  47. Tim Maudlin (1986). De Anima III 1: Is Any Sense Missing? Phronesis 31 (1):51-67.
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  48. Tim Maudlin (1986). The Structure of Skepticism. Ancient Philosophy 6:177-193.
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