The Epistemology of the
Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

Previous Publications

Borrelli, A. (2015). The story of the Higgs: the question of mass generation from early particle physics to the Higgs mechanism. Invited contribution to the European Journal of Physics H.

Friederich, S., Harlander, R. and Karaca, K. (2014). On Ad Hoc Hypotheses and the Higgs Mechanism. Synthese, 191(16):3897-3917.

Friedrich, S. (2014a). A philosophical look at the Higgs mechanism. Journal for General Philosophy of Science, 45:335-350.

Friedrich, S. (2014b). Symmetry, empirical equivalence, and identity. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, doi: 10.1093/bjps/axt046.

Karaca, K. (2014a). An Overview of the Epistemological Perspectives on the Electroweak Theory and the Higgs mechanism. Guest Editor’s Introduction to the Special Issue on the Epistemology of the Physics of the Large Hadron Collider. Journal for General Philosophy of Science, 45 (2):329-333.

Karaca, K. (2014b). Invited Book Review of Harry Collinss Gravity’s Ghost: Scientific Discovery in the Twenty-first Century. Metascience, Springer.

Stöltzner, M. (2014a). Higgs Models and Other Stories about Mass Generation. Journal for General Philosophy of Science, 45(2):369-386.

Stöltzner, M. (2014b). On Virtues and Vices of Axiomatic Quantum Field Theory. accepted for the biennial meeting of the PSA in November 2014.

Borrelli, A. and Stöltzner, M. (2013). Model Landscapes in the Higgs Sector. In Karakostas, V., Dieks, D. (eds.), EPSA11 Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science. The European Philosophy of Science Association Proceedings 2, pp.241-252, Springer.

Borrelli, A. (2013). A philosophical experiment: An empirical study of knowledge production at the LHC. Newsletter of PH Department at CERN.
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Friedrich, S. (2013a). Interpreting Heisenberg interpreting quantum states. Philosophia Naturalis, 50:85-114.

Friedrich, S. (2013b). Pristinism under pressure. Ruetsche on the interpretation of quantum theories. Erkenntnis, 78:1205-1212.

Friedrich, S (2013c). Gauge symmetry breaking in gauge theories in search of clarification. European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 3:157-182.

Friedrich, S. (2013d). In defence of non-ontic accounts of quantum states. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 44(2): 77-92

Friedrich, S. (2013e). Quantum theory as a method: The Rule Perspective. In Sauer, T. and Wüthrich, A. (eds.) New Vistas on Old Problems: Recent Approaches to the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, pp.121-138, Edition Open Access.

Karaca, K. (2013a). Practical Unification of Solid-State and Particle Physics in the Construction of the Higgs Mechanism. In Dieks, D., Karakostas, V.(eds) Recent Progress in Philosophy of Science: Perspectives and Foundational Problems, pp. 253-264, Springer.

Karaca, K. (2013b). The Construction of the Higgs Mechanism and the Emergence of the Electroweak Theory. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 44(1):1–16.

Karaca, K. (2013c). The Strong and Weak Senses of Theory-Ladenness of Experimentation: Theory-Driven versus Exploratory Experiments in the History of High-Energy Particle Physics. Science in Context, 26(1):93-136.

Borrelli, A. (2012). The case of the composite Higgs: The model as a “Rosetta stone” in contemporary high-energy physics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. 43, 195–214.

Karaca, K. (2012a). Kitchers Explanatory Unification, Kaluza-Klein Theories, and the Normative Aspect of Higher Dimensional Unification in Physics. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 63:287–312.

Karaca, K. (2012b). Philosophical Reflections on Diagram Models and Diagrammatic Representations. J Exp Theor Artif In, in the Special Issue on “Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation”, 24: 365-384.

Lyre, H. (2012a). Symmetrien, Strukturen, Realismus. In Esfeld, M. (ed.) Philosophie der Physik, p. 368–389, Suhrkamp.

Lyre, H. (2012b). The place of philosophy of physics in physics and philosophy: A response to Michael Dummett. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 8(1): 120–132.

Lyre, H. (2012c). Structural Invariants, Structural Kinds, Structural Laws.. In
Dieks, D. et al. (eds) Probabilities, Laws, and Structures, pp. 179–191, Springer.

Lyre, H.(2012d). The just-so Higgs story: A response to Adrian Wüthrich Journal
for General Philosophy of Science, 43(2): 289-294.

Stöltzner, M. (2012a). Constraining the Higgs Mechanism: Ontological Worries and the Prospects for an Algebraic Cure. Philos. Sci., 79, 930-941.

Stöltzner, M. (2012b). Model Dynamics: Epistemological Perspectives on Scienceand Its Educational Practices. In Humphreys, P., Imbert, C. (eds.): Models, Simulations, and Representations, pp. 62-87, Routledge.

Borrelli, A. (2011). Angular momentum between physics and mathematics. In Schlote, K.-H., Schneider, M. (eds.) Mathematics Meets Physics, pp. 395-440, Harri Deutsch.

Lyre, H. (2011). Is Structural Underdetermination Possible? Synthese, 180:235–247.

Lyre, H. (2008). Does the Higgs Mechanism Exist? International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 22(2): 119-133.