Mathias Frisch's research

Mathias Frisch




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Published and Forthcoming Papers:
  1. "Van Fraassen's Dissolution of Putnam's Model-Theoretic Argument," Philosophy of Science, 66 (March 1999), 158-164. pdf file
  2. "(Dis-)Solving the Puzzle of the Arrow of Radiation," British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 51 (September 2000), 381-410. pdf file
  3. "Non-Locality in Classical Electrodynamics," British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (March 2002), 1-19. pdf file
  4. "Inconsistency in Classical Electrodynamics," Philosophy of Science 71 (October 2004), 525-549. pdf file
  5. "Laws and Initial Conditions," Philosophy of Science 71:5 (December 2004), 696-706. pdf file
  6. "Mechanisms, Principles, and Lorentz's Cautious Realism," Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 36, 4 (December 2005), 659-679. pdf file
  7. "Counterfactuals and the Past Hypothesis," Philosophy of Science 72: 5 (December 2005), 739-750. pdf file
  8. "A Tale of Two Arrows," Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 37 (2006), 542-558. pdf file
  9. A New Look at Popper's Pond, in Karl Popper: A Centenary Assessment, ed. Ian Jarvie, Ashgate (2007), 77-84. pdf file
  10. "Causation, Counterfactuals and Entropy," in Russell's Republic: The Place of Causation in the Constitution of Reality, eds. Huw Price and Richard Corry, Oxford University Press (2007), 351-395. pdf file
  11. "Conceptual Problems in Classical Electrodynamics," Philosophy of Science (January 2008). pdf file
  12. "Philosophical Issues in Classical Electrodynamics"  Philosophy Compass 4/1 (2009): 255-270, 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2008.00192.x  pdf file
  13. "'The most Sacred Tenet'? Causal Reasoning in Physics" British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 60 (September 2009) doi:10.1093/bjps/axp029, 459-474  pdf file   John Norton's reply to this paper, "Is There an Independent Principle of Causality in Physics?", can be downloaded here.
  14. "Causality and dispersion: a reply to John Norton" British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 60 (September 2009) doi:10.1093/bjps/axp031, 487-495  pdf file
  15. "Counterfactuals and Entropy," in Time, Chance, and Reduction, eds. Andreas Huettemann and Gerhard Ernst, Cambridge University Press (2010), 13-33. pdf file
  16. "Causes, Counterfactuals, and Non-Locality". Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88 (4) (2010):655-672  pdf file
  17. "Causal Models and the Asymmetry of State Preparation," in EPSA Philosophical Issues in the Sciences, vol.2, eds. M. Suárez, M. Dorato, and M. Rédei pdf file
  18. "Principle or Constructive Relativity?" Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 42 (2011), 176-183 pdf file
  19. "From Arbuthnot to Boltzmann: The Past-hypothesis, the Best System, and the Special Sciences." Philosophy of Science (December 2011) pdf file
  20. "No Place for Causes? Causal Skepticism in Physics." European Journal for Philosophy of Science 2:3 (October 2012) doi: 10.1007/s13194-011-0044-4, 313-336  pdf file
  21. "Models and Scientific Representations or: Who is Afraid of Inconsistency?", forthcoming in a special issue of Synthese on inconsistency in science edited by Otavio Bueno and Peter Vickers. pdf file
  22. "Kausalität in der Physik," in Philosophie der Physik ed. Michael Esfeld, Surhkamp (2012)  pdf file
  23. "Causes, Randomness, and the Past Hypothesis" to appear in a collection of papers on David Albert's Time and Chance with MIT Press, eds. Barry Loewer, Eric Winsberg, Brad Weslake (forthcoming). pdf file
  24. "Time and Causation" to appear in The Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Time, edited by Heather Dyke and Adrian Bardon (forthcoming). pdf file
  25. "Why Physics can't Explain Everything" to appear in Asymmetries of Time and Chance, edited by Alastair Wilson, OUP (forthcoming). pdf file
  26. "Modeling Climate Policies: A Critical Look at Integrated Assessment Models" (draft) forthcoming in Conceptual Foundations of Climate Modeling, edited by Eric Winsberg and Elisabeth Lloyd, University of Chicago Press. pdf file
  27. "Climate Change Justice," Philosophy and Public Affairs (Summer 2012). pdf file
  28. "Laws in Physics," forthcoming in European Review pdf file

  • "Users, Structures, and Representation."  pdf file
  • "The Human Face of Causation."  pdf file

Book Review:
  • review of: Stephan Hartmann, Carl Hoefer, and Luc Bovens (eds.) Nancy Cartwright's Philosophy of Science,Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (March 2009) pdf file