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    The State is Not Abolished, It Withers Away: How Quantum Field Theory Became a Theory of Scattering.Alexander S. Blum - 2017 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 60:46-80.
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    From Dressed Electrons to Quasiparticles: The Emergence of Emergent Entities in Quantum Field Theory.Alexander S. Blum & Christian Joas - 2016 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 53:1-8.
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    Translation as Heuristics: Heisenberg׳s Turn to Matrix Mechanics.Alexander Blum, Martin Jähnert, Christoph Lehner & Jürgen Renn - 2017 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 60:3-22.
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    The Kantian Versus Frankfurt.Alex Blum - 2000 - Analysis 60 (3):287–288.
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    The Reinvention of General Relativity: A Historiographical Framework for Assessing One Hundred Years of Curved Space-Time.Alexander Blum, Roberto Lalli & Jürgen Renn - 2015 - Isis 106 (3):598-620.
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    Necessity of Identity and Tarski's T‐Schema.Alex Blum - forthcoming - Philosophical Investigations.
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    QED and the Man Who Didn׳T Make It: Sidney Dancoff and the Infrared Divergence.Alexander S. Blum - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 50:70-94.
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  8. Can It Be That Tully=Cicero?Alex Blum - 2017 - Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 4 (2):149-150.
    We show, that given two fundamental theses of Kripke, no statement of the form ‘‘a=b’ is necessarily true’, is true, if ‘a’ and ‘b’ are distinct rigid designators.
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  9. The Core of the Consequence Argument.Alex Blum - 2003 - Dialectica 57 (4):423-429.
    We suggest that the classical version of the consequence argument contending that freedom and determinism are incompatible subtly misstates the core intuition, which is that if a true conditional and a true antecedent are jointly beyond our control, then so is the consequent. We show however that the improved version no less than the classical implies fatalism.Interestingly, the reasoning, that yields fatalism, undermines a direct argument for the soundness of the improved version. But if fatalism is sound, then trivially, so (...)
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    Taking Approximations Seriously: The Cases of the Chew and Nambu-Jona-Lasinio Models.Pablo Ruiz de Olano, James D. Fraser, Rocco Gaudenzi & Alexander S. Blum - 2022 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 93:82-95.
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    The Force of Truth1.Alex Blum - 2011 - Philosophical Investigations 34 (4):393-395.
    The theme of the paper is that what is true cannot be false and conversely. This position was anticipated by Aristotle in De Interpretatione and by G. H. von Wright. The latter calls it “a truth of the logic of relative modalities.”Aristotle has been taken to task by Susan Haack and others for arguing fallaciously from the Principle of Bivalence, that every statement is either true or false, to fatalism. The implication holds, but we show that it is unreasonable to (...)
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    The Core of the Consequence Argument.Alex Blum - 2003 - Dialectica 57 (4):423-429.
    We suggest that the classical version of the consequence argument contending that freedom and determinism are incompatible subtly misstates the core intuition, which is that if a true conditional and a true antecedent are jointly beyond our control, then so is the consequent. We show however that the improved version no less than the classical implies fatalism.Interestingly, the reasoning, that yields fatalism, undermines a direct argument for the soundness of the improved version. But if fatalism is sound, then trivially, so (...)
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    On the History of the Quantum. Introduction to the HQ4 Special Issue.Jaume Navarro, Alexander Blum & Christoph Lehner - 2017 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 60:1-2.
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  14. Foreknowledge and Free Will.Alex Blum - 2012 - Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 19 (1):55-57.
    We contend that since what is true cannot be false, foreknowledge is transparently incompatible with free will. We argue that what is crucial to the conflict is the role of truth in foreknowledge and that the identity of the one who foreknows is irrelevant.
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    The Force of Truth.Alex Blum - 2011 - Philosophical Investigations 34 (4):393-395.
    The theme of the paper is that what is true cannot be false and conversely. This position was anticipated by Aristotle in De Interpretatione and by G. H. von Wright. The latter calls it “a truth of the logic of relative modalities.”Aristotle has been taken to task by Susan Haack and others for arguing fallaciously from the Principle of Bivalence, that every statement is either true or false, to fatalism. The implication holds, but we show that it is unreasonable to (...)
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    Can It Be That Tully=Cicero?Alex Blum - forthcoming - Symposion. Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences.
    Alex Blum ABSTRACT: We show, that given two fundamental theses of Kripke, no statement of the form ‘‘a=b’ is necessarily true’, is true, if ‘a’ and ‘b’ are distinct rigid designators. Download PDF.
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    Necessity of Identity and Tarski's T‐Schema.Alex Blum - forthcoming - Philosophical Investigations.
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    On Changing the Past.Alex Blum - 2013 - Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 20 (3):377-378.
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    The Birth of Quantum Mechanics From the Spirit of Radiation Theory.Alexander S. Blum & Martin Jähnert - 2022 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 91:125-147.
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    The Hidden Future.Alex Blum - 2018 - Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 5 (1):9-10.
    We argue that the part of the future which is up to us is in principle unknowable.
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    Einstein’s Second-Biggest Blunder: The Mistake in the 1936 Gravitational-Wave Manuscript of Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen.Alexander S. Blum - 2022 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 76 (6):623-632.
    In a 1936 manuscript submitted to the Physical Review, Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen famously claimed that gravitational waves do not exist. It has generally been assumed that there was a conceptual error underlying this fallacious claim. It will be shown, through a detailed study of the extant referee report, that this claim was probably only the result of a calculational error, the accidental use of a pathological coordinate transformation.
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  22. Laws and Instantial Statements.Alex Blum - 1970 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 21 (4):371-378.
    In 'The Structure of Science' Nagel contends that a deductive explanation of the occurrence of an individual event must contain at least one instantial statement as a premiss (Nagel, 1961, p. 31). I shall defend a version of his contention.
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  23. A Purported Theorem of Epistemic Logic.Alex Blum - 1996 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 16 (1):105-106.
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    Jácome (Jay) Armas (Ed.): Review of “Conversations on Quantum Gravity”: Cambridge University Press, 2021. [REVIEW]Alexander S. Blum - 2022 - Foundations of Physics 52 (1):1-4.
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    Kripke on Identity Statements.Alex Blum - forthcoming - Symposion. Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences.
    Alex Blum ABSTRACT: We show that Kripke’s argument for the necessity of identity statements relating objects a and b by their rigid designators demands an additional significant premise. Download PDF.
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    Correction.Alex Blum - 2001 - Analysis 61 (1):90-90.
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  27. Bayne on Kripke.Alex Blum - 1989 - Philosophia 19 (4):455-456.
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    ‘N’.Alex Blum - 2000 - Analysis 60 (3):284–286.
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    Klaus Hentschel. Photons: The History and Mental Models of Light Quanta. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, 2018, XIII + 231 Pp. ISBN: 9783319952512. [REVIEW]Alexander S. Blum - 2019 - Centaurus 61 (4):455-456.
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  30. A Look at «Tractatus» 6.54.Alex Blum - 1988 - Logique Et Analyse 31 (123-124):219-221.
     
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  31. Cidd: 168 Impossible Premises and Correct Argument.Alex Blum - 1997 - Manuscrito 20.
     
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    Heisenberg’s 1958 Weltformel and the Roots of Post-Empirical Physics.Alexander S. Blum - 2019 - Springer Verlag.
    This book presents the first detailed account of Werner Heisenberg’s failed attempt to find a theory of everything in the autumn of his career. It further investigates what we can learn from his failure in relation to the search for a final theory of physics, an endeavour that continues to define research in fundamental physics to this day. Thereby it provides the first historically informed contribution to the current debate on post-empirical physics and the state of particle physics.
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  33. “⊃” and “If... then...”.Alex Blum - 1986 - Logique Et Analyse 29 (13):111.
     
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  34. Wittgenstein Su Linguaggio Privato E Seguire Una Regola.Alex Blum - 1998 - Epistemologia 21:131-142.
     
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  35. The Modal 'Can' and Material Impication.Alex Blum - 2014 - Annales Philosophici 7:9-10.
    We fine tune the distinction between the possible and what can be, mention some of the consequences and argue that the difference between material and logical implication is that of between what can be and what could have been.
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    An Anomaly in the D–N Model of Explanation.Alex Blum - 1989 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 40 (3):365-367.
    It is argued that the constraints placed on the non-law premisses of a D–N explanation are irrelevant to their function and will not salvage the deductive requirement from triviality.
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    Erratum to “The State is Not Abolished, It Withers Away: How Quantum Field Theory Became a Theory of Scattering” [Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 60 (2017) 46–80]. [REVIEW]Alexander S. Blum - 2021 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 85:220.
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    Belief in the Tractatus.Alex Blum - 1996 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 51 (1):259-260.
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    A Note on Pleasure.Alex Blum - 1991 - Journal of Value Inquiry 25 (October):367-70.
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    Arithmetic and Logic Incompleteness: The Link.Laureano Luna & Alex Blum - 2008 - The Reasoner 2 (3):6.
    We show how second order logic incompleteness follows from incompleteness of arithmetic, as proved by Gödel.
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    Isomorphism Between C1 and C2.Alex Blum - 1972 - Zeitschrift fur mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der Mathematik 18 (13-15):237-240.
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    Two Observations About S5.Alex Blum - 1977 - Zeitschrift fur mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der Mathematik 23 (36):485-486.
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    A Note on Theological Fatalism1.Alex Blum - 2007 - Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 14 (2):143-147.
    We contend that a very seductive argument for theological fatalism fails. In the course of our discussion we point out that theological fatalism is incompatible with the existence of a being who is omnipotent, omniscient and infallible. We suggest that ‘possible’ formalized as ‘◊’ is to be understood as ‘can or could have been’ and not simply as ‘can’. The argument we discuss conflates the two. We end by rounding out, hope-fully, some left over corners of serious concern to the (...)
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    Sentence, Necessity, and Meaning.Alex Blum - 1999 - Philosophia 27 (3-4):521-522.
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  45. A Religious Belief.Peter Genco & Alex Blum - 2014 - Annales Philosophici 7:25-25.
    We discuss some of the consequences of the belief that while God keeps His promises under every possible circumstance He can nevertheless break them. One interesting consequence is that no proof is possible for the proposition that God keeps His promises. We also point out that for this believer, necessity and possibility cannot be reformulated as truth in all and some possible worlds, respectively.
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    Errata: Analyticity and Truth in All Possible Worlds.Alex Blum - 1983 - Noûs 17 (4):730.
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    Analyticity and Truth in All Possible Worlds.Alex Blum - 1983 - Noûs 17 (2):281-289.
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    Aristotle and the Future.Alex Blum - 2020 - Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 7 (1):7-8.
    We intend to show that Aristotle’s contention that future tense contingent statements are neither true nor false leads to inconsistency.
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    Nozick on Indeterministic Free Will.Alex Blum & Stanley Malinovich - 1986 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 13 (4):471-473.
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    Dean Rickles. A Brief History of String Theory: From Dual Models to M-Theory. Xix + 251 Pp., Figs., Tables, Index. Berlin: Springer, 2014. €42.39. [REVIEW]Alexander Blum - 2015 - Isis 106 (4):990-991.
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