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The Order of Rovelli’s Time – does time exist?
What is time? Does it even exist? In this paper I will discuss the three main phases of Carlo Rovelli’s philosophy of time, and I will conclude with an analysis of some of the criticism levelled against his view. The … Continue reading
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Tagged Rovelli, the order of time, time
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PhD Dissertation
I have defended my PhD dissertation on 13/07/2017 in Utrecht. Below you can find the documents which have kept me busy for several years: Preface (English) Samenvatting (Nederlands) Gearfetting (Frysk) Complete Dissertation
Posted in Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Physics, Probability
Tagged Kant, mathematics, physics, Probability
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Kant & Modern Physics
The part of Kant’s philosophy that I’ll be discussing in this post is Kant’s view on human knowledge. The central idea of Kant is rather straightforward: the world must be such that knowledge is possible. The world, according to Kant, must … Continue reading
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Tagged Kant, logic, mathematics, physics, Probability, Reichenbach, statistics
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Probability “0” Is Not Impossibility
The probability that a dart will hit any specific point of a dartboard is zero because there are infinitely many points on the board. And yet if you throw a dart at a dartboard you’ll always hit some point (assuming … Continue reading
Probability “1” Is Not Certainty
They sometimes say that if you try something very often then you will succeed. Say you play a game of dice and in every round there is a nonzero probability that you’ll win. As the number of rounds you play … Continue reading