• An apology for conflicts between metaphysics and science in naturalized metaphysics 

      Jaksland, Rasmus (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      According to naturalized metaphysics, metaphysics should be informed by our current best science and not rely on a priori reasoning. Consequently, naturalized metaphysics tends to dismiss metaphysicians’ attempts to quarrel ...
    • Barad, Bohr, and quantum mechanics 

      Jaksland, Rasmus; Faye, Jan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      The last decade has seen an increasing number of references to quantum mechanics in the humanities and social sciences. This development has in particular been driven by Karen Barad’s agential realism: a theoretical framework ...
    • Entanglement as the world-making relation: distance from entanglement 

      Jaksland, Rasmus (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Distance, it is often argued, is the only coherent and empirically adequate world-making relation that can glue together the elements of the world. This paper offers entanglement as an alternative world-making relation. ...
    • Holography without holography: How to turn inter-representational into intra-theoretical relations in AdS/CFT 

      Jaksland, Rasmus; Linnemann, Niels (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      We show by means of the AdS/CFT correspondence in the context of quantum gravity how inter-representational relations—loosely speaking relations among different equivalent representations of one and the same physics—can ...
    • Non-supernaturalism: Linguistic Convention, Metaphysical Claim, or Empirical Matter of Fact? 

      Jaksland, Rasmus (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      This paper examines our pre-theoretic conception of non-supernaturalism; the thesis that all that exists is natural. It is argued that we intuitively take this thesis to be a substantive, non-dogmatic, empirically justified, ...
    • Norms of Testimony in Broad Interdisciplinarity: The Case of Quantum Mechanics in Critical Theory 

      Jaksland, Rasmus (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      While much interdisciplinarity brings together proximate fields, broad interdisciplinarity sees integration between disciplines that are perceived to be non-neighboring. This paper argues that the heterogeneity among ...
    • Old problems for neo-positivist naturalized metaphysics 

      Jaksland, Rasmus (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      In her paper “Neo-positivist metaphysics” (Philosophical Studies, 160(1), 53–78, 2012), Alyssa Ney promises a naturalized metaphysics that is acceptable even by positivists’ – and specifically Carnap’s – standards. This ...
    • Teaching scientific creativity through philosophy of science 

      Jaksland, Rasmus (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      There is a demand to nurture scientific creativity in science education. This paper proposes that the relevant conceptual infrastructure with which to teach scientific creativity is often already included in philosophy of ...
    • The multiple realizability of general relativity in quantum gravity 

      Jaksland, Rasmus (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Must a theory of quantum gravity have some truth to it if it can recover general relativity in some limit of the theory? This paper answers this question in the negative by indicating that general relativity is multiply ...
    • What Bohr wanted Carnap to learn from quantum mechanics 

      Jaksland, Rasmus; Faye, Jan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Niels Bohr's interpretation of quantum mechanics is often cast as positivist and sometimes explicitly claimed to be influenced by logical positivists due to some similarities in their thinking. While it is certainly the ...