Richard Dawid



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Stockholm University .................................... Department of Philosophy............................. SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden......................

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Philosophy of Science / Philosophy of Physics:   


[B] String Theory and the Scientific Method, Cambridge University Press, May 2013.

Reviews: George Ellis in Science,Robert Crease in Physics World, Nick Huggett in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. more reviews


[30] Duality, Empirical Equivalence and Free Parameters, submitted.

[29] High Energy Physics and Scientific Realism, submitted as a contribution to Scientific Realism, Routledge.

[28] The NMA without Base Rate Fallacy (with Stephan Hartmann), submitted.

[27] Novel Confirmation and the Underdetermination of Scientific Theory Building, submitted.

[26] Bayesian Perspectives on the Discovery of the Higgs Particle, forthcoming in Synthese.

[25] Modelling Non-Empirical Confirmation, in Ippoliti, E., T. Nickles and F. Sterpetti (eds.), Models and Inferences in Science, 191-205, Springer 2016.

[24] Turning Norton's dome against Material Induction, Foundations of Physics 45(9), 1-9, 2015..

[23] Many Worlds: Decoherent or Incoherent? (with Karim Thebault), Synthese, 192(5), 1559-1580, 2015.

[22] The No Alternatives Argument (with Stephan Hartmann and Jan Sprenger), The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 66(1), 213-234, 2015.

[21] Higgs Discovery and the Look Elsewhere Effect, Philosophy of Science, 82/1: 76-96, 2015.

[20] Against The Empirical Viability of the Deutsch Wallace Approach to Quantum Mechanics (with Karim Thebault), Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 47:55-61, 2014.

[19] Theory Assessment and Final Theory Claim in String Theory, Foundations of Physics 43/1, 81-100, 2013.

[18] Scientific Prediction and the Underdetermination of Scientific Theory Building, PITT-PHIL-SCI00004008.

[17] Schlick and van Fraassen: Two Different Perspectives on Causality and Quantum Mechanics, forthcoming, to appear in “Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science”.

[16] High Energy Physics and the Marginalization of the Phenomena, Manuscrito 33/1, Issues in the Philosophy of Physics : 165-206, 2010.

[15] On the Conflicting Assessments of the Current Status of String Theory, PITT-PHIL-SCI00004009 , Philosophy of Science 76/5: 984-996, 2009.

[14] Wenn Naturwissenschaftler über Naturwissenschaftlichkeit streiten, in Pseudowissenschaft. Konzeptionen von Nicht-/Wissenschaftlichkeit in der Wissenschaftsgeschichte , D. Rupnow, V. Lipphardt, J. Thiel und C. Wessely (eds.): 395-416, Suhrkamp 2008.

[13] Scientific Realism in the Age of String Theory, Physics and Philosophy 11: 1-32, 2007.

[12] Underdetermination and Theory Succession from the Persepctive of String Theory, Philosophy of Science 73/3: 298-322, 2007.

[11] Constructive Empiricism, Elementary Particle Physics and Scientific Motivation, PITT-PHIL-SCI00002243, 2005.

[10] Empirical Equivalence, Scientific Realism and String Theory, “Proceedings of the Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg” 2005.


High Energy Physics and Cosmology:

[9] HOLOGRAPHIC COSMOLOGY AND ITS RELEVANT DEGREES OF FREEDOM. 1999. 16pp., e-Print Archive: hep-th/9907115

[8] A SPECULATIVE REMARK ON HOLOGRAPHY. 1998. 14pp., Phys.Lett.B451:19-26,1999, e-Print Archive: hep-th/9811243

[7] PROPAGATING HIGGS BOUND STATES FROM SFERMIONS. 1998. 12pp., e-Print Archive: hep-ph/9809326

[6] HIGHER DIMENSIONAL OPERATORS IN TOP CONDENSATION FROM A RENORMALIZATION GROUP POINT OF VIEW. By Andreas Blumhofer (Munich U.), Richard Dawid (Vienna U.), Johannes Manus (Munich, Tech. U.). 1997. 18pp., Phys.Rev.D58:035009,1998, e-Print Archive: hep-ph/9710495


[4] SUSY VIOLATION IN EFFECTIVE THEORIES. By Richard Dawid (Vienna U.), Serguei Reznov (Munich, Tech. U.)1997. 10pp. Phys.Lett.B401:268-272,1997, e-Print Archive: hep-ph/9701258

[3] PROPAGATING HIGGS BOUND STATES IN SUSY. By Richard Dawid, Serguei Reznov (Munich, Tech. U.). 1996. 13pp. Phys.Lett.B388:315-323,1996, e-Print Archive: hep-ph/9607458

[2] CONSISTENCY OF HIGGS AND W MASS DETERMINATIONS IN A MODEL WITH COMPOSITE SCALARS. By Andreas Blumhofer (Munich U.), Richard Dawid, Manfred Lindner (Munich, Tech. U.).1995. 11pp., Ringberg Electroweak 1995:0161-172.

[1] CONNECTIONS BETWEEN DYNAMICAL AND RENORMALIZATION GROUP TECHNIQUES IN TOP CONDENSATION MODELS. By Andreas Blumhofer (Munich U.), Richard Dawid, Manfred Lindner (Munich, Tech. U.). 1995. 11pp.,Phys.Lett.B360:123-130,1995, e-Print Archive: hep-ph/9503337