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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 popularscience books state that time does … Continue reading
Posted in Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Physics
Tagged entropy, Newton, Probability, special relativity, time
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The reign of Error: prologue
This summer I’ll continue writing my short story series ‘Alice in Numberland’, but before I do, I’d like to share with you a SFlike story I wrote several years ago. What motivated me to write it was, believe it or … Continue reading
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
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
Posted in Philosophy of Physics
Tagged Kant, logic, mathematics, physics, Probability, Reichenbach, statistics
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Probability “0” Is Not Impossibility
LAST EDITED: July 20, 2019 “The dart that said zero” The probability that a dart will hit any specific point on a dartboard is zero because there are infinitely many points on the board. And yet if you throw a … Continue reading
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Tagged logic, mathematics, physics, Probability, statistics
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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
Posted in Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Physics
Tagged mathematics, physics, Probability, statistics
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