This site, physicsandmore.net , will take you to a tour of books and articles written by me and, at the same time, it will welcome ideas and opinions from you as and when you post those to this site. The contents of this site will relate to physics, to questions and problems in physics, to the sheer fun and challenge of doing physics, as also to issues beyond physics. More..
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Starting from the work of Gottlob Frege and the success and failure of the logicist trend in the philosophy of mathematics, and then having a brief look at Zermelo-Frenkel set theory, I address a few basic issues in Mathematical Realism, … More..
Jagadish Chandra Bose was a rare personality in Indian science as also in world science. His mind-boggling talent, however, did not taste its due success and fulfillment owing to a combination of internal and external factors that resulted in his … More..
Inferences are rooted in the cognitive system of the individual and of groups of individuals (the scientific communities in the case of scientific inferences) while, at the same time, these are aimed at grasping relevant aspects of a mind-independent reality. More..
The received view of science is that it is impersonal, logical and objective. In fact, the conceptual world that science builds up for us, has its roots in extra-logical factors in our inferential process involving tacit cognition and inductive inference. The received view … More..
This article focuses on episodes in the history of physics relating to the possible role of hidden variables in quantum theory – episodes involving John von Neumann, Grete Hermann, David Bohm, and John S. Bell. The glare of limelight sometimes obscures developments unfolding away from it that later turn out to be significant…… More..
Logic is supposed to provide a secure foundation to mathematics.In mathematics, ‘everything is logical and certain’ – such, at least, is the common perception of what mathematics is. In fact, things are not so simple, and logical perfection (or ‘completeness’) … More..