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Kinds of Fair Play and Regulation Enforcement: Toward a Better Sports
(Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2015-03)
It is customary for institutions that organize sporting competitions and events to exercise a considerable degree of authority over the participants. That authority is often manifested in the enforcement of penalties for ...
The (A)temporal Emergence of Spacetime
(University of Chicago Press, 2017-10-31)
This paper examines two cosmological models of quantum gravity (from string theory and loop quantum gravity) to investigate the foundational and conceptual issues arising from quantum treatments of the big bang. While the ...
Name-bearing, Reference, and Circularity
(Springer Verlag, 2014-11)
Proponents of the predicate view of names explain the reference of an occurrence of a name N by invoking the property of bearing N. They avoid the charge that this view involves a vicious circularity by claiming that ...
Deriving General Relativity From String Theory.
(The University of Chicago Press, 2015-12)
Weyl symmetry of the classical bosonic string Lagrangian is broken by quantization, with profound consequences described here (along with a review of string theory for philosophers of physics). Reimposing symmetry requires ...
Realizing the Good: Hegel's Critique of Kantian Morality
Although the best-known Hegelian objection against Kant’s moral philosophy is the charge that the categorical imperative is an ‘empty formalism’, Hegel’s criticisms also include what we might call the realizability objection. ...
Quantum gravity and the nature of space and time
This is a nontechnical overview of how various approaches to quantum gravity suggest modifications to the way we conceptualize space and time. A theory of quantum gravity is needed to reconcile quantum physics with general ...