Prof. dr. D.G.B.J. (Dennis) Dieks

Buys Ballotgebouw
Princetonplein 5
Kamer 4.09
3584 CC Utrecht

Prof. dr. D.G.B.J. (Dennis) Dieks

Emeritus Professor
History and Philosophy of Science
+31 30 253 1895
d.dieks@uu.nl

Publications

2018

Scholarly publications

Dieks, D. (2018). The Gibbs Paradox and particle individuality. Entropy, 20(6), [466]. https://doi.org/10.3390/e20060466

2017

Scholarly publications

Mulder, R. A., & Dieks, D. (2017). Is Time Travel Too Strange to Be Possible? Determinism and Indeterminism on Closed Timelike Curves. In Proceedings Varna 2016 (Proceedings Varna 2016). Minkowski Institute. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017arXiv170402295M
Dieks, D. (2017). Understanding in Physics. In Scientific Understanding (pp. 230-248). (Scientific Understanding). University of Pittsburgh Press. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt9qh59s.15
Dieks, D. (2017). Underdetermination, realism and objectivity in quantum mechanics. In Varieties of Scientific Realism: Objectivity and Truth in Science (pp. 295-314). (Varieties of Scientific Realism: Objectivity and Truth in Science). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51608-0_16
Dieks, D. (2017). Quantum information and locality. In What is Quantum Information? (pp. 93-112). (What is Quantum Information?). Cambridge University Press [etc.]. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316494233.007
Dieks, D. (2017). Von Neumann's impossibility proof: Mathematics in the service of rhetorics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 60, 136-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsb.2017.01.008

2015

Scholarly publications

Benedictus, F., & Dieks, D. (2015). Reichenbach's Transcendental Probability. Erkenntnis, 80(1), 15–38. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-014-9610-4
Dieks, D., van Dongen, J., & de Haro, S. (2015). Emergence in holographic scenarios for gravity. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 52, 203-216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsb.2015.07.007

2014

Scholarly publications

Dieks, D. (2014). Time in Special Relativity. In A. Ashtekar, & V. Petkov (Eds.), Springer Handbook of Spacetime (pp. 91-113). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-41992-8_6
Dieks, D. (2014). The Logic of Identity: Distinguishability and Indistinguishability in Classical and Quantum Physics. Foundations of Physics, 44(12), 1302-1316. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10701-014-9814-0

2013

Scholarly publications

de Haro, S., Dieks, D. G. B. J., t Hooft, G., & Verlinde, E. (2013). Forty Years of String Theory: Reflecting on the Foundations. Foundations of Physics, 43(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10701-012-9691-3
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2013). New challenges to philosophy of science / H. Andersen, D. Dieks, W. Gonzalez, T. Uebel and G. Wheeler eds [book review]. (The philosophy of science in a European perspective ed.) Springer.
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2013). EPSA11: Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science / V. Karakostas and D. Dieks eds. [book review]. (The European philosophy of Science Association proceedings ed.) Springer.

Popularising publications

Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2013). Het superpositieprincipe in de kwantummechanica. Kunst en Wetenschap (Schraard), 22, 7-9.

2012

Scholarly publications

Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2012). De natuurfilosofie van C.W. Rietdijk. Civis mundi, 12, juli.
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/268168/De%2520natuurfilosofie%2520van%2520C.W.%2520Rietdijk.pdf?sequence=1
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2012). Is There a Unique Physical Entropy? Micro versus Macro. In H. Andersen, & D. G. B. J. Dieks (Eds.), New Challenges to Philosophy of Science (pp. 23-34). (The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective; No. 4). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5845-2_3
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2012). Time, space, spacetime. Metascience, 21, 617-619. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11016-012-9690-1
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2012). The physics and metaphysics of time. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 8(1), 103-119.

2011

Scholarly publications

Versteegh, M. A. M., & Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2011). The Gibbs paradox and the distinguishability of identical particles. American Journal of Physics, 79(7), 741-746. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.3584179
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/204040/identical_Particles.pdf?sequence=1
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2011). Explanation, prediction, and confirmation. (The philosophy of science in a European perspective ed.) Springer.

2010

Scholarly publications

Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2010). E.W. Beth as a philosopher of physics. Synthese, 179(2), 271-284. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-010-9782-7
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/202754/dieks-beth_2010.pdf?sequence=1
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2010). The Gibbs paradox revisited. In D. Dieks, W. J. Gonzalez, S. Hartmann, T. Uebel, & M. Weber (Eds.), Explanation, Prediction, and Confirmation (pp. 367-377). (Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective; No. 2). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1180-8_25
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/202810/1003.0179v1.pdf?sequence=1
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2010). Physical and Philosophical Perspectives on Probability, Explanation and Time : (Workshop of the ESF Programme "The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective", Utrecht University, 19-20 October 2009). Journal for General Philosophy of Science, 41(2), 383-388. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10838-010-9132-y
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2010). Quantum Mechanics, Chance and Modality. Philosophica, 83, 117-137. https://doi.org/10.21825/philosophica.82163
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2010). Quantum mechanics and much more. Metascience, 20, 99-101.
Dieks, D. G. B. J., & Lubberdink, A. (2010). How Classical Particles Emerge From the Quantum World. Foundations of Physics, 41(6), 1051-1064. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10701-010-9515-2
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/202757/dieks-howclassical_2010.pdf?sequence=1
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2010). The Adolescence of Relativity: Einstein, Minkowski, and the Philosophy of Space and Time. In V. Petkov (Ed.), Minkowski Spacetime: a hundred years later (pp. 225-245). (Fundamental theories of physics; No. 165). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3475-5_9
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/202812/dieks-minkowski_2010.pdf?sequence=1

2009

Scholarly publications

van Dongen, J., Dieks, D., Uffink, J., & Kox, A. J. (2009). On the history of the quantum: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. Elsevier.
van Dongen, J. A. E. F., Dieks, D. G. B. J., Uffink, J. B. M., & Kox, A. J. (2009). On the history of the quantum: Introduction to the HQ2 special issue. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 40(4), 277-279.
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2009). ’Understanding in physics : Bottom-Up versus Top-Down. In H. W. de Regt, S. Leonelli, & K. Eigner (Eds.), Scientific understanding : philosophical perspectives (pp. ch. 12). University of Pittsburgh Press.
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2009). Objectivity in perspective: relationism in the interpretation of quantum mechanics. Foundations of Physics, 39(7), 760-775.
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/40009/dieks_39.pdf?sequence=1
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2009). Are ‘identical quantum particles’ weakly discernible objects? In M. Suárez, M. Dorata, & M. Rédei (Eds.), EPSA philosophical issues in the sciences : launch of the European Philosophy of Science Association (pp. 21-30). (EPSA; No. 2). Springer.

2008

Scholarly publications

Dieks, D. G. B. J., & Lam, S. (2008). Complementarity in the Einstein-Bohr photon box. American Journal of Physics, 76, 838-843.
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/32612/0705.2764v1.pdf?sequence=1
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2008). Reichenbach and the conventionality of distant simultaneity in perspective. In F. Stadler (Ed.), The present situation in the philosophy of science (pp. 315-333). Springer.
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2008). Pluralisme in de natuurwetenschap. Wijsgerig Perspectief, 48(3), 40-50.
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/32615/wper.48.3.40.pdf?sequence=2
Dieks, D. G. B. J., & Versteegh, M. A. M. (2008). Identical quantum particles and weak discernibility. Foundations of Physics, 38(10), 923-934.
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/32454/fulltext.pdf?sequence=1

2007

Scholarly publications

Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2007). Reasoning about the future: Doom and Beauty. Synthese, (156), 427-439.
Dickson, M., & Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2007). Modal interpretations of quantum mechanics. In Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/qm-modal/
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2007). Probability in Non-Collapse Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics. In S. Mehmani Nieuwenhuizen, & Khrenikov (Eds.), Beyond the Quantum (pp. 345-355). World Scienctific.
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2007). Probability in modal interpretations of quantum mechanics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, (38), 292-310.

2006

Scholarly publications

Dieks, D. (Ed.) (2006). The Ontology of Spacetime. Elsevier. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006onsp.book.....D
Dieks, D. G. B. J., & de Regt, H. W. (2006). A Contextual Approach to Scientific Understanding. Synthese, 144, 137-170.

2005

Scholarly publications

Dieks, D. (2005). Another look at general covariance and the equivalence of reference frames. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 37(1), 174-191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsb.2005.11.001
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2005). Descartes en de Fysica. In W. Koops, L. Dorsman, & T. Verbeek (Eds.), Nee Cartesienne/Cartesiaansch geboren (pp. 80-98). Koninklijke Van Gorcum.
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/10753/Dieks-05DescartesendeFysica.doc?sequence=2
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2005). The flexibility of mathematics. In G. Boniolo, P. Budinich, & M. Trobok (Eds.), The Role of Mathematics in the Physical Sciences (pp. 115-131). Springer.
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/10750/Dieks-04FlexibilityofMathematics.pdf?sequence=2
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2005). Quantum Mechanics: An Intelligible Description of Objective Reality? Foundations of Physics, 35(3), 399-415.
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/10754/Dieks-05QuantumMechanicsAnIntelligibleDescriptionofObjectiveReality.pdf?sequence=2

Professional publications

Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2005). Albert Einsteins Wonderjaar. Academische boekengids, 52, 15-17.
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/10752/Dieks-05AlbertEinsteinsWonderjaar.doc?sequence=2

Popularising publications

Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2005). Inspirerende paradoxen. Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte, 77-92.
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/10749/Dieks-00Inspirerendeparadoxen.doc?sequence=2

2004

Scholarly publications

Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2004). Space, Time and Coordinates in a Rotating World. In G. Rizzi, & M. L. Ruggiero (Eds.), Relativity in Rotating Frames Kluwer.
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/315444/Dieks-04SpaceTimeandCoordinatesinaRotatingWorld.pdf?sequence=1
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2004). The Flexibility of Mathematics. In B. Boniolo, P. Budinich, & M. Trobok (Eds.), Mathematics and Physics: an Interdisciplinary Approach Kluwer.

2003

Scholarly publications

Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2003). Foundations of Quantum mechanics, an Empiricist Approach. Foundations of Physics, 33, 1003-1007.
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2003). De natuurwetenschappelijke visies op de kosmos. Schepping, wereldbeeld en levensbeschouwing, 109-129.

Professional publications

Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2003). Review of la physique face a la probabilite. Isis, 94, 343.
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2003). Toeval inde Natuurkunde. Toeval.
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2003). Queeste. Commentaar op Waanwetenschap, 9-22.

2002

Scholarly publications

Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2002). Does Chance Make a Difference. In H. Atmanspacher, & R. Bishop (Eds.), Between Chance and Choice (pp. 209-236). Imprint Academic.
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2002). The nature of space and time. Contemporary Physics, 43, 43-44.
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2002). Inequalities that test locality in quantum mechanics. Physical review. A, Atomic, molecular and optical physics, 66, 062104.
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/13484/dieks_02-inequilities.pdf?sequence=1
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2002). Events and Covariance in the Interpretation of Quantum Field Theory. In M. Kuhlmann, H. Lyre, & A. Wayne (Eds.), Ontological Aspects of Quatum Field Theory
Bene, G., & Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2002). A perspectival version of the modal interpretation of quantum mechanics and the origin of macroscopic behavior. Foundations of Physics, 32, 645-672.

2001

Scholarly publications

Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2001). Introduction. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 32(2), 151-156.
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2001). Space and time in particle and field physics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 32(2), 217-241.
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2001). Space-time relationism in Newtonian and relativistic physics. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 15(1), 5-17.

2000

Scholarly publications

Dieks, D. G. B. J. (2000). Constitent Histories and relativistic invariance in the model interpretation of quantum mechanics. Physics Letters A.

1999

Scholarly publications

Dieks, D. G. B. J. (1999). Een goed model? Tijdschrift voor Didactiek der Betawetenschappen, 16, 4-11.
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (1999). Experimental metaphysics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 30, 555-560.

1998

Scholarly publications

de Regt, H. W., & Dieks, D. G. B. J. (1998). Reduction and understanding. Foundations of Science, 3, 45-59.
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (1998). Locality and lorentz-covariance in the modal interpretation of quantum mechanics. In The modal interpretation of quantum mechanics (pp. 49-67). Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Dieks, D. G. B. J., & Vermaas, P. E. (1998). Introduction. In The modal interpretation of quantum mechanics (pp. 1-7). Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (1998). L' espace vide et la mécanique quantique. In Le vide (pp. 186-210). Editions Complexe.
Dieks, D. G. B. J. (1998). Preferred factorizations and consistent property attribution. In Quantum measurement, beyond paradox (pp. 144-160). University of Minnesota Press.

1997

Scholarly publications

Dieks, D. G. B. J. (1997). The quantum mechanical worldpicture and its popularization. Communication and Cognition, 29, 153-168.