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I am interested in most areas of philosophy, but my work has primarily been in general philosophy of science and philosophy of physics. I have worked extensively on scientific realism, constructive empiricism and structural realism (I made the distinction in my 1998 paper between epistemic and ontic forms of structural realism and I have defended the latter). I also work on scientific representation, physicalism, the relationship between the special sciences and physics, naturalised metaphysics, the philosophy of information and computation, and the philosophy of mathematics. I am currently working with Stuart Presnell on the foundations and philosophy of Homotopy Type Theory and its application to physics. I am also interested in the imnpact agenda and science policy, and in understanding the epistemological and broader implications of big data technologies for science and society.
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Human Computers as Instruments
1/09/23 → 30/06/26
The Foundations of Structuralism
1/10/09 → 1/10/12
Could wavefunctions simultaneously represent knowledge and reality?Hance, J. R., Rarity, J. & Ladyman, J., 27 Apr 2022, In: Quantum Studies: Mathematics and Foundations. 9, 3, p. 333-341 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)111 Downloads (Pure)
Is the dynamical quantum Cheshire cat detectable?Hance, J. R., Ladyman, J. & Rarity, J., 7 Apr 2022, (Unpublished) 10 p.
Research output: Working paper › PreprintFile10 Downloads (Pure)
Correction to: How Quantum is Quantum Counterfactual Communication? (Foundations of Physics, (2021), 51, 1, (12), 10.1007/s10701-021-00412-5)Hance, J. R., Ladyman, J. & Rarity, J., Apr 2021, In: Foundations of Physics. 51, 2, 40.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen Access
Refining a workshop for scientists on inference and scientific methodology
Clark, R. W. A. (Creator), Ladyman, J. A. C. (Creator) & Munafo, M. R. (Creator), University of Bristol, 14 Apr 2022
DOI: 10.5523/bris.15946fz1h1f862m5gz2p5jo000, http://data.bris.ac.uk/data/dataset/15946fz1h1f862m5gz2p5jo000