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We argue that any superluminal theory Tis empirically equivalent to a non-superluminaltheory T ★ , with thefollowing constraints onT ★ : T ★ preservesthe spacetime intervals between events as entailedby T, T ★ is naturalistic (as longas T is), and all the events which have causesaccording...
The Doomsday argument purports to show that the risk of the human species going extinct soon has been systematically underestimated. This argument has something in common with controversial forms of reasoning in other areas, including: game theoretic problems with imperfect recall, the...
The semantic view of theoriesis one according to which theoriesare construed as models of their linguisticformulations. The implications of thisview for scientific realism have been little discussed. Contraryto the suggestion of various champions of the semantic view,it is argued that this...
Mathematics has a great variety ofapplications in the physical sciences.This simple, undeniable fact, however,gives rise to an interestingphilosophical problem:why should physical scientistsfind that they are unable to evenstate their theories without theresources of abstract...
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