Philosophers of science
Philosophy of science is a branch of philosophy concerned with the foundations, methods, and implications of science. The central questions of this study concern what qualifies as science, the reliabi...
A New ‘Einstein’ Equation Suggests Wormholes Hold Key To Quantum Gravity
A new Einsteinian equation, ER=EPR, may be the clue physicists need to merge quantum mechanics with general relativity.
How Albert Einstein Celebrated His Birthday
The physicist was born on March 14, 1879
Gravitational Wave Detection Might Be Announced Feb. 11
Gravitational waves may have been detected for the first time, but we won't know for sure until February 11, 2016 — when scientists will either confirm or dispel the rumors, sources close to the matte...
Breakthrough Junior Challenge: Some Cool Ways of Looking at the Special Theory of Relativity
110 years ago Albert Einstein published a theory that revolutionized the way we think about the universe. In this video I'll show you how to prove its two postulates using easy-to-understand real-worl...
Spacecraft That Will Test Einstein Theory Ready For Lift-Off
A spacecraft designed to test Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity is set to launch on Dec. 2. Under the eLISA Mission, LISA Pathfinder will help scientists detect presence of gravitational ...
Will Quantum Mechanics Swallow Relativity?
At present physicists have two separate rulebooks explaining how nature works. There is general relativity, which beautifully accounts for gravity and all of the things it dominates: orbiting planets,...
Albert Einstein Wouldn’t Like It: New Test Proves Universe Is ‘Spooky’
The universe really is weird, which is bad news both for Albert Einstein and for would-be hackers hoping to break into quantum encryption systems. Eighty years after the physicist dismissed as “spooky...
Has Science Realized This 350-Year-Old Alchemist Wish List?
Many regard Boyle as the father of chemistry and the inventor of the modern experimental method. He was unafraid to explore the natural obscurities of his time or to drum up excitement about what the ...
The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational
The human brain is capable of 1016 processes per second, which makes it far more powerful than any computer currently in existence. But that doesn't mean our brains don't have major limitations. The l...
Is The Future Already Written?
First developed by Albert Einstein early in the 20th century, the orthodox view holds that the passage of time is an illusion. There is no difference between the past and the future — both are set in ...
Quantum Computing Is About To Overturn Cybersecurity’s Balance Of Power
Quantum mechanics is now being used to construct a new generation of computers that can solve the most complex scientific problems—and unlock every digital vault in the world. These will perform in s...
Millennials Are Less Promiscuous Compared To Earlier Generations Says Study
A new research conducted by the San Diego State University (SDSU) suggests that millennials, or people born from 1981 to 1997, engage in sex with fewer partners compared to previous generations. SDSU ...
Interactive: What Is Space?
In1915, Albert Einstein’s field equations of gravitation revolutionized our understanding of space, time and gravity. Better known as general relativity, Einstein’s theory defined gravity as curves in...
30 Albert Einstein Quotes That Will Open Your Mind
Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist who had a huge impact on science after developing his theory of general relativity and special relativity.  After winning the Nobel Prize in 1921, Einstein...
Demarcation problem
The demarcation problem in the philosophy of science is about how to distinguish between science and nonscience, including between science, pseudoscience, other activities, and beliefs. The debate con...
Scientific realism
Scientific realism is, at the most general level, the view that the world described by science is the real world, as it is, independent of what it might be taken to be. Within philosophy of science, ...
Instrumentalism
Instrumentalism is the name of a modern school of thought developed by scientists and philosophers in the 20th century. It sought to make traditional logic more useful for developing scientific and te...
Scientific explanation
In the philosophy of science, models of scientific inquiry have two functions: first, to provide a descriptive account of how scientific inquiry is carried out in practice, and second, to provide an e...
Coherentism
Coherentism is the name given to a few philosophical theories in modern epistemology, the study of knowledge. There are two distinct types of coherentism. One is the coherence theory of truth; the oth...
Ockham's razor
Occam's razor (also written as Ockham's razor and in Latin lex parsimoniae, which means 'law of parsimony') is a problem-solving principle devised by William of Ockham (c. 1287–1347), who was an Engli...
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Philosophy of social science
The philosophy of social science is the study of the logic and method of the social sciences, such as sociology, anthropology, and political science. Philosophers of social science are concerned with ...
Philosophy of biology
The philosophy of biology is a subfield of philosophy of science, which deals with epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical issues in the biological and biomedical sciences. Although philosophers of...
Philosophy of chemistry
The philosophy of chemistry considers the methodology and underlying assumptions of the science of chemistry. It is explored by philosophers, chemists, and philosopher-chemist teams. For much of its...
Philosophy of economics
Philosophy and economics (also philosophy of economics) may refer to the branch of philosophy that studies issues relating to economics or, alternatively, to the branch of economics that studies its o...
Philosophy of physics
In philosophy, the philosophy of physics studies the fundamental philosophical questions underlying modern physics, the study of matter and energy and how they interact. The philosophy of physics begi...
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Philosophy of psychology
Philosophy of psychology refers to issues at the theoretical foundations of modern psychology. Some of these issues are epistemological concerns about the methodology of psychological investigation. F...
Positivism
Positivism is the philosophy of science that information derived from logical and mathematical treatments and reports of sensory experience is the exclusive source of all authoritative knowledge, and ...
Positivism - Wikipedia
Social science
Social science is a major branch of science, and a major category of academic disciplines, concerned with society and the relationships among individuals within a society. It in turn has many branches...
Social science - Wikipedia