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Experiment in Physics

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/physics-experiment/

On the uses, value, and epistomelogy of experiment. By Allan Franklin, University of Colorado.

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Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions

http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/us/kuhn.htm

Crucial chapter from Kuhn's famous book outlining how sciences is forced to go through a paradigm-shift, and see the world in terms of a new theory and new concepts.

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Identity and Individuality in Quantum Theory

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/qt-idind/

Assesses the metaphysical implications of quantum theory by considering the impact of the theory on our understanding of objects as individuals with well defined identity conditions. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by Steven French.

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Philosophical Foundations of Physics by R. Carnap

http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/ge/carnap.htm

Positivist view of Physics, which had influenced the Copenhagen Interpretation of the Quantum mechanics (CI).

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Science, Pseudoscience and Society

http://www.softpanorama.org/Skeptics/index.shtml

Papers by Feynman on paranormal 'sciences', Sokal Affair (use of pseudo-physics in social sciences), critique of Kuhn. Also a collection of links.

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Review of "The Emperor's New Mind", by Roger Penrose

http://www.friesian.com/penrose.htm

His exploration is so much more serious philosophically than almost anything that has been done since Einstein and Schrodinger

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Events in History of Physics

http://history.hyperjeff.net/

Time-lines of thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and symmetry. With links to other time-lines and resources.

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Digital Philosophy -- Discrete Physics

http://www.digitalphilosophy.org/

Assuming that all quantities, including space and time, are finite and discrete.

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The Mind of God

http://dannyreviews.com/h/The_Mind_of_God.html

A review of Paul Davies' exposition of foundational philosophical issues.

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Space and Time: Inertial Frames

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/spacetime-iframes/

On the frames of reference relative to which motion and rest are measured; by Robert DiSalle.

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MathPages: Physics

http://www.mathpages.com/home/iphysics.htm

Collection of essays, not always orthodox, but always lucid, on historical and important current issues in mathematics and physics.

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Wikipedia - EPR Paradox

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPR_paradox

On the experiment to show that a measurement performed on one part of a quantum system can have an instantaneous effect on the result of a measurement performed on another part.

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A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram

http://www.wolframscience.com/nksonline/

Science from the point of view of complex systems: from the origins of apparent randomness in physical systems, to the development of complexity in biology.

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