Summer term 2010

Applications to Physics


Wednesday 5 May

French, S. Identity and individuality in Quantum Physics, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Wednesday 12 May

Saunders, S. Physics and Leibniz’s Principles. In Symmetries in Physics, CUP, 2003.

Wednesday 19 May: student session

F. A. Muller & Simon Saunders (2008). “Discerning Fermions”. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 59 (3).

Simon Saunders, “Are Quantum Particles Objects?” (2006) Analysis 66 (289):52–63.

Wednesday 26 May

Simon Saunders, “Are Quantum Particles Objects?” (2006) Analysis 66 (289):52–63.

F. A. Muller & Simon Saunders (2008). “Discerning Fermions”. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 59 (3).

Wednesay 2 June

Fred Muller and M.P. Seevinck, `Discerning Elementary Particles', Philosophy of Science 76 (2009) 179—200

Wednesday 9 June (3.30-5pm)

James Ladyman & Tomasz Bigaj (2010). The Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles and Quantum Mechanics. Philosophy of Science 77 (1).

Dennis Dieks (with M. Versteegh), Identical Quantum Particles and Weak Discernibility, Foundations of Physics 38 (2008) 923-934 (further reading)