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How to Choose a Gauge? The Case of Hamiltonian Electromagnetism

Abstract We develop some ideas about gauge symmetry in the context of Maxwell’s theory of electromagnetism in the Hamiltonian formalism.…

Public Conceptions of Scientific Consensus

Abstract Despite decades of concerted efforts to communicate to the public on important scientific issues pertaining to the environment and…

Janina Hosiasson-Lindenbaum on Analogical Reasoning: New Sources

Abstract Janina Hosiasson-Lindenbaum is a known figure in philosophy of probability of the 1930s. A previously unpublished manuscript fills in…

Hypothetical Frequencies as Approximations

Abstract Hájek (Erkenntnis 70(2):211–235, 2009) argues that probabilities cannot be the limits of relative frequencies in counterfactual infinite sequences. I…

The Propagation of Suspension of Judgment.

Abstract It is not uncommon in the history of science and philosophy to encounter crucial experiments or crucial objections the…

Everettian Mechanics with Hyperfinitely Many Worlds

Abstract The present paper shows how one might model Everettian quantum mechanics using hyperfinitely many worlds. A hyperfinite model allows…

Objective Phenomenology

Abstract This paper examines the idea of objective phenomenology, or a way of understanding the phenomenal character of conscious experiences…

A Disjunctive Argument Against Conjoining Belief Impermissivism and Credal Impermissivism

Abstract In this paper, I offer reasons to conclude that either belief impermissivism or credal impermissivism is false. That is…