PHIL 602 - Seminar in Philosophy of Science
Section: 001
Term: FA 2011
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Probabilities first enter fundamental physical theories through kinetic theory and statistical mechanics. We will explore a number of central philosophical issues in these probabilistic theories. After some history we will look at equilibrium theory and ergodic theory, the description and explanation of non-equilibrium change, the introduction of cosmological and extended quantum mechanical solutions to the asymmetry problem, issues or reduction of theories and the connection between entropic change and the "direction of time."

PHIL 602 - Seminar in Philosophy of Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
27822
Open
13
13Graduate Standing
-
W 4:00PM - 6:30PM
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ISBN: 0674011325
Time and chance, Author: David Z. Albert., Publisher: Harvard University Press 2003
Required
ISBN: 0521558816
Physics and chance : philosophical issues in the foundations of statistical mechanics, Author: Lawrence Sklar., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press Reprinted. 1998
Required
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