# MCMP – Philosophy of Physics

## By MCMP Team

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#### Description

Mathematical Philosophy - the application of logical and mathematical methods in philosophy - is about to experience a tremendous boom in various areas of philosophy. At the new Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, which is funded mostly by the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, philosophical research will be carried out mathematically, that is, by means of methods that are very close to those used by the scientists. The purpose of doing philosophy in this way is not to reduce philosophy to mathematics or to natural science in any sense; rather mathematics is applied in order to derive philosophical conclusions from philosophical assumptions, just as in physics mathematical methods are used to derive physical predictions from physical laws. Nor is the idea of mathematical philosophy to dismiss any of the ancient questions of philosophy as irrelevant or senseless: although modern mathematical philosophy owes a lot to the heritage of the Vienna and Berlin Circles of Logical Empiricism, unlike the Logical Empiricists most mathematical philosophers today are driven by the same traditional questions about truth, knowledge, rationality, the nature of objects, morality, and the like, which were driving the classical philosophers, and no area of traditional philosophy is taken to be intrinsically misguided or confused anymore. It is just that some of the traditional questions of philosophy can be made much clearer and much more precise in logical-mathematical terms, for some of these questions answers can be given by means of mathematical proofs or models, and on this basis new and more concrete philosophical questions emerge. This may then lead to philosophical progress, and ultimately that is the goal of the Center.

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1 | CleanVideoTimeless Quantum Mechanics in Configuration Space: an Outsider View | Workshop on the Problem of Time in Perspective | 7/9/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

2 | CleanVideoFacets of Time in Physics | Workshop on the Problem of Time in Perspective | 7/8/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

3 | CleanVideoIn Favour of a Schrödinger Evolution of the Universe | Workshop on the Problem of Time in Perspective | 7/8/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

4 | CleanVideoThe Gravitational Arrow of Time | Workshop on the Problem of Time in Perspective | 7/8/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

5 | CleanVideoThe Consistent Boundary Formulation | Workshop on the Problem of Time in Perspective | 7/8/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

6 | CleanVideoPhysics without Fundamental Time | Workshop on the Problem of Time in Perspective | 7/9/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

7 | CleanVideoFirst-Class Constraints, Gauge, and the Wheeler-DeWitt Equation | Workshop on the Problem of Time in Perspective | 7/8/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

8 | CleanVideoDiscrete Time in Quantum Gravity | Workshop on the Problem of Time in Perspective | 7/9/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

9 | CleanVideoConstraints, Dirac Observables and Chaos | Workshop on the Problem of Time in Perspective | 7/8/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

10 | CleanVideoThe Intrinsic Hamilton-Jacobi Dynamics of General Relativity and its Implications for the Semi-Classical Emergence of Time | Workshop on the Problem of Time in Perspective | 7/9/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

11 | CleanVideoChanging Observables in Canonical General Relativity from Hamiltonian-Lagrangian Equivalence | Workshop on the Problem of Time in Perspective | 7/8/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

12 | CleanVideoA Categorial Approach to Relativistic Locality | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 5/28/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

13 | CleanVideoBayesian Perspectives on the Higgs Search | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 5/10/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

14 | CleanVideoQBism and the Born rule | Workshop on Quantum Computation, Quantum Information, and the Exact Sciences | 2/10/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

15 | CleanVideoQuantum Information: Conceptual and Ontological Aspects | Workshop on Quantum Computation, Quantum Information, and the Exact Sciences | 2/10/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

16 | CleanVideoDualities | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 2/19/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

17 | CleanVideoCorpuscular Structure of Geometry | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 2/9/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

18 | CleanVideoA New Prescription for the Quantization of Refoliation Invariant Field Theories | Irvine-Munich Workshop on the Foundations of Classical and Quantum Field Theories | 12/30/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

19 | CleanVideoUnitary Inequivalence in Classical Systems | Irvine-Munich Workshop on the Foundations of Classical and Quantum Field Theories | 12/30/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

20 | CleanVideoRelativistic Quantum Particles the Feynman Way | Irvine-Munich Workshop on the Foundations of Classical and Quantum Field Theories | 12/30/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

21 | CleanVideoClassical Field Theory and Intertheoretic Reduction | Irvine-Munich Workshop on the Foundations of Classical and Quantum Field Theories | 12/30/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

22 | CleanVideoOn Fiber Bundle and Holonomy Interpretations of Yang-Mills Theories | Irvine-Munich Workshop on the Foundations of Classical an Quantum Field Theories | 12/30/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

23 | CleanVideoBest Possible Worlds and Random Walks: The Principle of Least Action as a Thought Experiment | Irvine-Munich Workshop on the Foundations of Classical and Quantum Field Theories | 7/21/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

24 | CleanVideoFiber Bundles, Yang-Mills Theory, and General Relativity | Irvine-Munich Workshop on the Foundations of Classical and Quantum Field Theories | 12/30/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

25 | CleanVideoA Trope Bundle Interpretation of Algebraic Quantum Field Theory | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 12/30/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

26 | CleanVideoThe Primitive Ontology of Quantum Physics | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 12/18/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

27 | CleanVideoQBism: A Subjective Way to Take Ontic Indeterminism Seriously | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 12/18/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

28 | CleanVideoReduction and the Ontology of Physical Theories | MCMP Workshop Bridges 2014 | 10/15/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

29 | CleanVideoShape Dynamics | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 6/30/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

30 | CleanVideoAn Introduction to Shape Dynamics: a New Perspective on Quantum Gravity | Mini-Workshop on the Foundations of Shape Dynamics | 6/27/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

31 | CleanVideoAgainst Dogma: Locality, Conditionalisation, and Collapse in Relativistic Quantum Mechanics | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 5/30/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

32 | CleanVideoHow to Bite the Bullet of Quidditism - Why a Standard Argument against Categoricalism in Physics Fails | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 5/11/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

33 | CleanVideoNew Work on the Problem of Time | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 2/21/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

34 | CleanVideoAre Classical Black Holes Hot or Cold? | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 2/12/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

35 | CleanVideoThe Bohmian challenge | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 2/17/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

36 | CleanVideoEmergent spacetime in condensed matter analogues of general relativity | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 1/22/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

37 | CleanVideoThe (philosophy of the) Higgs | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 11/3/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

38 | CleanVideoOn Causal Explanations of Quantum Correlations | Conference on the Foundations of Physics | 11/6/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

39 | CleanVideoInertia and the Conformal-Projective Decomposition for Nordström-Einstein-Fokker, Massive Scalar, Einstein, and Massive Spin 2 Gravities | Conference on the Foundations of Physics | 11/6/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

40 | CleanVideoThe Gravity-Inertia split in Newtonian and Relativistic Contexts | Conference on the Foundations of Physics | 11/6/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

41 | CleanVideoAgainst the Gravity/Inertia split? | Conference on the Foundations of Physics | 11/6/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

42 | CleanVideoThings happen, they just happen in a partial order | Conference on the Foundations of Physics | 11/6/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

43 | CleanVideoA Dynamical Origin of the Arrow of Time | Conference on the Foundations of Physics | 11/6/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

44 | CleanVideoBarbour's Shape Space as an Ontology for Gravity | Conference on the Foundations of Physics | 11/6/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

45 | CleanVideoKendall’s Shape Statistics as a Classical Realization of Barbour-type Timeless Records Theory Approach to Quantum Gravity | Conference on the Foundations of Physics | 11/6/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

46 | CleanVideoLeibniz, Mach and Barbour | Conference on the Foundations of Physics | 11/6/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

47 | CleanVideoFrom the microscopic to the macroscopic world | Conference on the Foundations of Physics | 11/6/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

48 | CleanVideoThe Neglect of Fluctuations in the Thermodynamics of Computation | Conference on the Foundations of Physics | 11/6/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

49 | CleanVideoInertial Motion, Explanation, and the Foundations of Classical Spacetime Theories | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 11/3/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

50 | CleanVideoFeynman Diagrams as Models | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 11/3/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

51 | CleanVideoComment on Dean Rickles' "Dualities and the Physical Content of Theories" | Workshop on Quantum Gravity in Perspective | 10/9/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

52 | CleanVideoDualities and the Physical Content of Theories | Workshop on Quantum Gravity in Perspective | 10/9/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

53 | CleanVideoComment on Richard Dawid's "String Theory and Scientific Realism" | Workshop on Quantum Gravity in Perspective | 10/9/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

54 | CleanVideoString Theory and Scientific Realism | Workshop on Quantum Gravity in Perspective | 10/9/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

55 | CleanVideoComment on Daniele Oriti's "Dissappearance and Emergence of Space and Time in Quantum Gravity" | Workshop on Quantum Gravity in Perspective | 10/9/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

56 | CleanVideoDisappearance and Emergence of Space and Time in Quantum Gravity | Workshop on Quantum Gravity in Perspective | 10/9/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

57 | CleanVideoTime Remains | Workshop on Quantum Gravity in Perspective | 10/9/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

58 | CleanVideoReal Change Happens in Hamiltonian General Relativity; Just Ask the Lagrangian (about Time-like Killing Vectors, First-Class Constraints and Observables) | Workshop on Quantum Gravity in Perspective | 10/9/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

59 | CleanVideoTime and space in causal set theory | Workshop on Quantum Gravity in Perspective | 10/10/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

60 | CleanVideoEinstein's approach to Quantum Gravity | Workshop on Quantum Gravity in Perspective | 10/9/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

61 | CleanVideoGravity. An exercise in quantization | Workshop on Quantum Gravity in Perspective | 12/27/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

62 | CleanVideoThe "Shut up and Calculate" Approach to Quantum Gravity | Workshop on Quantum Gravity in Perspective | 10/9/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

63 | CleanVideoQuantum Geometrodynamics: whence, whither? | Workshop on Quantum Gravity in Perspective | 10/9/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

64 | CleanVideoBohmian Mechanics, speakable quantum physics | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 10/23/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

65 | CleanVideoQuantisation as a guide to ontic structure | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 10/23/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

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