Thursday, September 2, 2010

Philosophy of statistical mechanics

David Albert has a (rather self-indulgent--yes, and that coming from me!), but usefully critical review of a collection of essays on the philosophy of statistical mechanics edited by Gerhard Ernst and Andreas Hutteman, which includes chapters by several contributors to this blog. The review can be found here:
http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=21208

Maybe it's time [sic] for à good discussion?

2 comments:

  1. Very interesting. Sounds to me that there are some people out there who need to read the work of J.T. Fraser on time. He solved these problems decades ago.

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  2. This is off topic, but I have a question for all of you. It is about existence within a formal system. Can we construct it so that a theorem t implies "there exists" theorem t itself?

    Thanks,

    Paul

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