Homepage of Simon Saunders
Simon Saunders is
Professor of Philosophy of Physics
at the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of
Merton College and a University Lecturer in Philosophy.
For links and more resources, and information on philosophy of
physics at Oxford
University, go to the Philosophy of Physics website.
- telephone: (0)1865 276936
- snailmail: Philosophy Faculty, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG
Recent and Forthcoming Papers
Click to download as pdf files:
- Rethinking Newton's Principia, Philosophy of Science 80, 22-48.
- Indistinguishability, Handbook of Philosophy of Physics, R. Batterman (ed.), OUP (2013). I'm afraid the figures must be downloaded separately.
- Many worlds? an introduction, in Many Worlds? Everett, Quantum Theory, and Reality, S. Saunders, J. Barrett, A. Kent, and D. Wallace (eds.), Oxford (2010).
- Chance in the Everett interpretation, in Many Worlds? Everett, Quantum Theory, and Reality, S. Saunders, J. Barrett, A. Kent, and D. Wallace (eds.), Oxford (2010).
- Identity, in Compendium of Quantum Physics: Concepts, Experiments, History and Philosophy. Friedel Weinert, Klaus Hentschel, Dan Greenberger, (eds.), Springer-Verlag (2009).
- Fermi-Dirac statistics, in Compendium of Quantum Physics: Concepts, Experiments, History and Philosophy , F. Weinert, K. Hentschel, and D. Greenberger, (eds.), Springer-Verlag (2009).
- 'The Philosophy of Physics', in The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Science, S, Psillos and M. Curd, eds., Routledge.
- Discerning fermions, (with F. Muller), British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 59, 499-548 (2008).
- Branching and uncertainty, (with D. Wallace), British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 59, 293-305 (2008).
- Mirroring as an a priori symmetry, Philosophy of Science, 74, 452-480 (2007).
- On the explanation for quantum statistics, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 37, 192-211 (2006).
- Are quantum particles objects?, Analysis,66, 52-63 (2006).
- See the symmetries, Times Literary Supplement, May 13, 2005.
- Complementarity and scientific rationality, Foundations of Physics, 35, 347-72 (2005)
- What is probability?", in Quo Vadis Quantum Mechanics?, A. Elitzur, S. Dolev, and N. Kolenda, eds., Springer-Verlag, Berlin (2005).
- Operational derivation of the Born rule, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 460, 1-18 (2004).
- Physics and Leibniz's principles, in Symmetries in Physics: Philosophical Reflections, K. Brading and E. Castellani, eds., Cambridge University Press (2003).
- Structural realism, again , Synthese, 136, 127-33 (2003)
- Critical notice: Cao's "The Conceptual Development of 20th Century Field Theories", Synthese,136 , 79-105 (2003)
- Indiscernibles, general covariance and other symmetries: the case for non-reductive relationalism, Revisiting the Foundations of Relativistic Physics: Festschrift in Honour of John Stachel, A. Ashtekar et al, eds., Kluwer (2003).