Papers

Manuscripts

Forthcoming. Epistemic Structural Realism and Poincaré's Philosophy of Science’, with Elise Crull, HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science.

Forthcoming. Time for empiricist metaphysics, in Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science, ed. M. Slater and Z. Yudell. Oxford University Press. (view draft)

Forthcoming. Émilie Du Châtelet and the problem of bodies’, in Early Modern Women on Metaphysics, ed. E. Thomas. Cambridge University Press. (view draft)

Forthcoming. Hilbert on general covariance and causality. With Thomas Ryckman. (view proof)

Metaphysics as modelling: a reply to L. A. Paul. (view draft)

Publications

2015. Physically locating the present: a case of reading physics as a contribution to philosophy, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 50, 13-19. (view paper)

2013. Three principles of unity in Newton, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 44, 408-415. (view paper)

2013. Presentism as an empirical hypothesis, Philosophy of Science 80, 1101–1111. (view paper)

2012. Underdetermination as a path to ontic structural realism, with Alex Skiles, in Structure, Object, and Causality: Proceedings of the Banff Workshop on Structural Realism, ed. E. Landry and D. Rickles. University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science, Springer, 99-116. (view paper)

2012. Newton’s law-constitutive approach to bodies: a response to Descartes, in Interpreting Newton: critical essays, ed. A. Janiak & E. Schliesser, Cambridge University Press. (view paper)

2012. Hilbert’s Axiomatic Method and his “Foundations of Physics”: Reconciling Causality with the Axiom of General Invariance, with T. A. Ryckman, in Einstein and the Changing Worldviews of Physics, Einstein Studies 12, Ch. 8, 175-199. (view paper)

2011. Structuralist approaches to physics: objects, models and modality, Boston Studies in Philosophy of Science, ed. Alisa and Peter Bokulich, pp.43-65. (view paper)

2011. On composite systems: Descartes, Newton, and the law-constitutive approach, in Vanishing Matter and the Laws of Nature: Descartes and Beyond, ed. Dana Jalobeanu and Peter Anstey, Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy, Routledge, 130-152. (view paper)

2010. Autonomous patterns and scientific realism, Philosophy of Science 77, pp. 827-839. (view draft)

2008. Hilbert’s “Foundations of Physics”: Gravitation and electromagnetism within the axiomatic method, with T. A. Ryckman, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 39, pp. 102-153. (view paper)

2007. Symmetry in classical physics, with E. Castellani, in Handbook of the Philosophy of Physics, ed. J. Butterfield and J. Earman, North-Holland, 1331-1367. (view paper)

2006. Scientific Structuralism: Presentation and Representation, with E. Landry, Philosophy of Science 73, 571-81. (view paper) (A longer version of this paper is available here)

2005. Where lies the empirical significance of symmetry in physics?, Symétries, Contributions au séminaire de Hans-Sur-Lesse, ed. P. Radelet, Brepols Publishers n. v., Turnhout, Belgium, 63-71. (view paper)

2005. A Note on General Relativity, Energy Conservation, and Noether’s Theorem’, The Universe of General Relativity, Einstein Studies 11, ed. A. J. Kox and J. Eisenstaedt, 125-135. (view paper)

2004. Are gauge symmetry transformations observable?, with H. R. Brown, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55, 645-665. (view paper)

2003. Symmetry and Symmetry-Breaking, The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science, OUP, 784-786. (view paper)

2003. Symmetry and Symmetry-Breaking, with E. Castellani, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (view entry)

2003. Symmetries and Noether’s Theorems, with H. R. Brown, in Symmetries in Physics: Philosophical Reflections, ed. K. A. Brading and E. Castellani, Cambridge University Press, 89-109. (view paper)

2003. Introduction, with E. Castellani, to Symmetries in Physics: Philosophical Reflections, ed. K. A. Brading and E. Castellani, Cambridge University Press,1-18. (view paper)

2002. Which Symmetry? Noether, Weyl and Conservation of Electric Charge, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 33, pp. 3-22. (view paper)

2002. General Covariance from the Perspective of Noether’s Theorems, with H. R. Brown, Diálogos 79, 59-86. (view paper)

2000. The development of the concept of hypothesis from Copernicus to Boyle and Newton, Krisis 8, pp. 5-16. (view paper)

Book reviews

2017. One hundred years of relativity. Survey review of Albert Einstein, Relativity: the Special and the General Theory, 100th Anniversary Edition, and Robinson, Einstein: A Hundred Years of Relativity. With Sebastián Murgueitio Ramírez and Laura Wells. Metascience, DOI 10.1007/s11016-016-01 53-y. (view)

2014. David Hilbert: Philosophy, epistemology, and the foundations of physics. David Hilbert’s Lectures on the Foundations of Physics 1915-1927, ed. Tilman Sauer and Ulrich Mayer. Metascience 23(1) 97-100. (view)

2014. Scientific Metaphysics, ed. Don Ross, James Ladyman, and Harold Kincaid. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 65(4), 899-903. With Xavi Lanao. (view)

2010. Everywhere and everywhen: adventures in physics and philosophy, Nick Huggett. American Journal of Physics 78, pp.1071-1072. (view)

2010. Mathematical and aesthetic aspects of symmetry. From summetria to symmetry: the making of a revolutionary scientific concept, G. Hon and B. R. Goldstein. Metascience 19, 277-280. (view)

2007. David Hilbert and the Axiomatization of Physics (1898-1918), L. Corry. Philosophia Mathematica (III) 15, 1-16. (view)