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Cambridge has occupied a uniquely distinguished place in the history of philosophy in the last 100 years. It was here in the early years of the 20th century, that Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein, Ramsey and others developed the analytic style of philosophy which is now prominent in much of the world. The Faculty of Philosophy today retains a strong commitment to this analytic tradition, combining it with study and teaching of the history of philosophy from Plato to the present day, as well as aesthetics and political philosophy.

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  • Equivalent theories redefine Hamiltonian observables to exhibit change in general relativity 

    Pitts, JB (Institute of Physics, 2017-02-16)
    Change and local spatial variation are missing in canonical General Relativity's observables as usually defined, an aspect of the problem of time. Definitions can be tested using equivalent formulations of a theory, non-gauge ...
  • False reflections 

    Steenhagen, M (Springer, 2017-05-01)
    Philosophers and psychologists often assume that mirror reflections are optical illusions. According to many authors, what we see in a mirror appears to be behind it. I discuss two strategies to resist this piece of dogma. ...
  • Pluralism and the Unity of Science 

    Breitenbach, A
    This essay argues for a conception of the unity of science that is of distant but distinct Kantian provenance. We first review some of the challenges that undermined two influential predecessor conceptions of the unity of ...
  • Kant, Schlick and Friedman on Space, Time and Gravity in Light of Three Lessons from Particle Physics 

    Pitts, JB
    Kantian philosophy of space, time and gravity is significantly affected in three ways by particle physics. First, particle physics deflects Schlick’s General Relativity-based critique of synthetic a priori knowledge. Schlick ...

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