2. Wochenendseminar zur Philosophie der Physik in Bremen

Vertiefungsliteratur (wird noch ergänzt)

Zur Geschichte der Quantenmechanik

(Besten Dank an Marij van Strien!)

On how in the 1920s and 1930s, quantum mechanics was connected to all kinds of big issues:

  • Heilbron, J. L. (1985). The earliest missionaries of the Copenhagen spirit. Revue d’Histoire des Sciences, 38, 195-230.

On Jordan’s and Bohr’s application of quantum mechanics to biology and psychology:

  • Beyler, R. H. (1996). Targeting the organism: The scientific and cultural context of Pascual Jordan's quantum biology, 1932-1947. Isis, 87(2), 248-273.
  • Wise, M. N. (1994). Pascual Jordan: Quantum mechanics, psychology, national socialism. In Science, Technology, and National Socialism (ed. M Renneberg and M. Walker), 224-54. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Hoyningen-Huene, P. (1993). Niels Bohr’s Argument for the Irreducibility of Biology to Physics. In Niels Bohr and Contemporary Philosophy, ed. J. Faye and H. J. Folse, p. 231-255. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic.

On quantum mechanics and the Vienna Circle:

  • Faye, J. (2010). Niels Bohr and the Vienna circle. In The Vienna Circle in the Nordic Countries: Networks and Transformations of Logical Empiricism, ed. J. Manninen and F. Stadler, pp. 33-45. Springer, Dordrecht.

Zur Philosophie der Chemie

(Besten Dank an Vanessa Seifert!)

  • Woody, A. I. (2000). Putting quantum mechanics to work in chemistry: The power of diagrammatic representation. Philosophy of science, 67, S612-S627.
  • Woolley, R. G. (1978). Must a molecule have a shape?. Journal of the american chemical society, 100(4), 1073-1078.
  • Needham, P. (2010). Nagel's analysis of reduction: Comments in defense as well as critique. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies In History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 41(2), 163-170.
  • Needham, P. (2004). When did atoms begin to do any explanatory work in chemistry?. International studies in the philosophy of science, 18(2-3), 199-219.
  • Lombardi, O., & Labarca, M. (2005). The ontological autonomy of the chemical world. Foundations of Chemistry, 7(2), 125-148.
  • Hettema, H. (2017). The union of chemistry and physics: linkages, reduction, theory nets and ontology (Vol. 7). Springer.
  • Hendry, R. F. (2012). Reduction, emergence and physicalism. In Philosophy of chemistry (pp. 367-386). North-Holland.
  • Hendry, R. F. (2006). Elements, compounds, and other chemical kinds. Philosophy of science, 73(5), 864-875.
  • Primas, H. (2013). Chemistry, quantum mechanics and reductionism: perspectives in theoretical chemistry (Vol. 24). Springer Science & Business Media
  • Scerri, E. (2019). The periodic table: its story and its significance. Oxford University Press.
  • Chang, Hasok, 2012, Is Water H2O? Evidence, Realism and Pluralism (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 293), Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Blumenthal, G., & Ladyman, J. (2018). Theory comparison and choice in chemistry, 1766–1791. Foundations of Chemistry, 20(3), 169-189.
  • Blumenthal, G., & Ladyman, J. (2017). The development of problems within the phlogiston theories, 1766–1791. Foundations of Chemistry, 19(3), 241-280.
Recent collections of books:
  • What Is A Chemical Element? A Collection of Essays by Chemists, Philosophers, Historians, and Educators, ed. Eric Scerri and Elena Ghibaudi, Oxford University press
  • Baird, D., Scerri, E., & McIntyre, L. (Eds.). (2011). Philosophy of chemistry: Synthesis of a new discipline (Vol. 242). Springer Science & Business Media.
  • Scerri, E. R., & Fisher, G. A. (Eds.). (2016). Essays in the Philosophy of Chemistry. Oxford University Press.
Internet sources:

Auswahl von Aufsätzen der Sprecher:innen

  • Franklin, A., & Knox, E. (2018). Emergence without limits: The case of phonons. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 64, 68-78.
  • Franklin, A., & Seifert, V. A. (forthcoming). The Problem of Molecular Structure Just Is The Measurement Problem. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/18380/
  • Seifert, V. A. (2020). The strong emergence of molecular structure. European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 10(3), 1-25.
  • van Strien, M. (forthcoming). Ernest Nagel on Determinism as a Guiding Principle and its Compatibility with Quantum Mechanics. In M. Neuber and A. T. Tuboly (ed.), Ernest Nagel Between Naturalist Pragmatism and Logical Empiricism, Springer.
  • van Strien, M. (2020). Bohm's Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and the Notion of Classicality. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 71 (2020), 72-86.
  • van Strien, M. (2020). Pluralism and Anarchism in Quantum Physics: Paul Feyerabend’s Writings on Quantum Physics in Relation to his General Philosophy of Science. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 80, pp. 72-81.