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Philosophy and Science


Inventing the Universe

Winter 2020David Kordahl asks whether quantum physicists are making things up as they go along

Enlightenment Later

Fall 2019Kent Anhari on whether reason will survive rationalism

Einstein in Athens

Summer 2019Benjamin Liebeskind on how modern physics is unwittingly echoing Aristotle, and still has much to learn from him

Tell Him Something Pretty

Summer 2019Robert Herritt on Deadwood's lowly view of reason

Steven Weinberg Glimpses the Promised Land

Winter 2019David Kordahl on how the sage of physics quarrels with politics and philosophy — and dreams of science’s last day

The Most Dangerous Possible German

Winter 2019Algis Valiunas on the ambiguous legacy of Werner Heisenberg, quantum genius and would-be inventor of the Nazi A-bomb

Make Physics Real Again

Winter 2019David Guaspari on why so many physicists have shrugged off the paradoxes of quantum mechanics

Why Do We Think We Are Disenchanted?

Summer/Fall 2018

Did Thomas Kuhn Kill Truth?

Spring 2018David Kordahl reviews filmmaker Errol Morris’s new book on whether the philosopher of science threw an ashtray at his head

Shakespeare’s Worlds of Science

Winter 2018

Natalie Elliot on cosmic and atomic upheaval in Hamlet, King Lear, and Romeo and Juliet