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About fbenedictus

Philosopher of physics at Amsterdam University College and Utrecht University, managing editor for Foundations of Physics and international paraclimbing athlete

Alice in Numberland, to be continued…

I am very happy to (re-)start teaching mathematics (calculus) at Amsterdam university in September, while teaching philosophy (the history of epistemology) at Utrecht University from November onwards. In November and December these courses overlap, so the end of the year … Continue reading

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Zeno the Zebra and the Truth in the Middle

Alice in Wonderland discovers that when the truth is in the middle, everyone is wrong. Continue reading

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Zeno the Zebra

Alice in Wonderland meets Zeno the Zebra for the first time. Short story by philosopher of mathematics. Continue reading

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Believing Words

Short story about Alice in Wonderland, written by a philosopher of mathematics – is it possible to believe words? …words don’t lie, people do! Continue reading

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Time in Physics – catchphrases and concepts

I’ve written a paper in which I put into perspective the media catchphrase “time does not exist”. Below you’ll find the introduction to my paper and a link to the whole thing. Enjoy! Many popular-science books state that time does … Continue reading

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Reign of Error: Chapter Five

Previously in ‘Reign of Error’: the village elders consider a cleaning droid, which has crashed down from a space-ship, as the emissary of their Wargod, whom they ask for advice in important political matters. The cleaning droid doesn’t understand the … Continue reading

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Reign of Error: Chapter Four

Previously in ‘Reign of Error’: Isaac has found the cleaning droid in a cave, where it had crashed down. When Isaac showed it to the elders in his village, they believed that it had been sent by the Wargod, and … Continue reading

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Reign of Error: Chapter Three

Read ‘Reign of Error’ from the start (=link to ‘Prologue’) Previously in ‘Reign of Error’: our cleaning droid, CD-2, is crashing down, while on the planet below a boy Isaac is looking for mushrooms in a cave. Isaac is angry … Continue reading

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Reign of Error: Chapter Two

Our cleaning droid, CD-2, is crashing on a blue-greenish planet, but what is happening on the planet below? Read on to find out!

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Reign of Error: Chapter One

“…It all started when the first manned interstellar mission ever recorded was carried out by the society that had produced me. Ever recorded, because scientists had been unable to determine whether the feat had been accomplished by one of the … Continue reading

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