Recent Preprints

On the Universality of Hawking Radiation [with S. Gryb and P. Palacios]

Analogue quantum simulation: a philosophical prospectus
[with D. Hangleiter and J. Carolan]

Journal Articles and Contributions

Hawking radiation and analogue experiments: a Bayesian analysis
[with R. Dardashti, S. Hartmann, and E. Winsberg]

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics (forthcoming)

[25] Is there a Bayesian justification of hypothetico-deductive inference? [with S. Okasha]
Noûs (online)
published (DOI:10.1111/nous.12277)

[24] Bouncing unitary cosmology I. Mini-superspace general solution [with S. Gryb]
Classical and Quantum Gravity  36(3), 2019
preprint published (DOI: 10.1088/1361-6382/aaf823)

[23] Bouncing unitary cosmology II. Mini-superspace phenomenology [with S. Gryb]
Classical and Quantum Gravity 36(3), 2019
preprint published (DOI:
[22] Stability of democracies: a complex systems perspective
[with K. Wiesner, A. Birdi, T. Eliassi-Rad, H. Farrell, D. Garcia, S. Lewandowsky, P. Palacios, D. Ross, D. Sornette]
European Journal of Physics, 
40 014002, 2018
(DOI: 10.1088/1361-6404/aaeb4d)

[21] On the Empirical Consequences of the AdS/CFT Duality
[with R. Dardashti, R. Dawid, and S. Gryb]
in Beyond Spacetime: The Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Gravity,
Huggett, Le Bihan, Matsubara and Wüthrich (Eds.), (CUP), forthcoming

[20] Superpositions of the cosmological constant allow for singularity resolution and unitary evolution in quantum cosmology [with S. Gryb]
Physics Letters B, 784: 324-329, 2018
preprint published
(DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.08.013)

[19] The Problem of Time
in Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Physics, Knox and Wilson (Eds.), (Routledge), forthcoming

What can we learn from analogue experiments?
in Why Trust a Theory?,
Dardashti, Dawid and Thébault (Eds.), (CUP), 2019
published (DOI: 10.1017/9781108671224.014)

[17] Models on the move: migration and imperialism [with S. Bradley]
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, in press
published (DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsa.2017.11.008)

[16] Modelling inequality, [with S. Bradley and A. Reutlinger]
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 69(3): 691–718, 2018
published (DOI: 10.1093/bjps/axw028)

[15] Confirmation via analogue simulation: what dumb holes could tell us about gravity
[with R. Dardashti and E. Winsberg],
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 68(1):55-89, 2017
preprint published (DOI: 10.1093/bjps/axv010)

  ΨΨ-Epistemic Quantum Cosmology? [with P. Evans and S. Gryb]
Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 56, 2016
published (DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsb.2016.10.005)

[13] Regarding the `hole argument' and the `problem of time', [with S. Gryb]
Philosophy of Science, 83(4): 563-584, 2016
preprint published (DOI: 10.1086/687262)

[12] Time remains, [with S. Gryb]
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science,  67(3): 663-705, 2016  
preprint published
(DOI: 10.1093/bjps/axv009)

[11] Schrödinger evolution for the universe: reparametrization, [with S. Gryb]
Classical and Quantum Gravity, 33 (6), 2016

preprint published (DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/33/6/065004)

[10] Quantization as a guide to ontic structure,
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 67(1): 89-114, 2016
preprint published (DOI: 10.1093/bjps/axu023)

[9] Dispositions and the principle of least action revisited, [with B. Smart]
Analysis,  75(3):386-395, 2015

preprint published (DOI: 10.1093/analys/anv050)

[8] Many worlds: incoherent or decoherent?, [with R. Dawid]
Synthese, 192(5): 1559-1580, 2015
preprint published (DOI: 10.1007/s11229-014-0650-8)
[7] Against the empirical viability of the Deutsch-Wallace-Everett approach to quantum mechanics, [with R. Dawid]
Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 47, 2014
preprint published (DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsb.2014.05.005)

[6] Unsharp humean chances in statistical physics: a reply to Beisbart,
[with L. Glynn, R. Dardashti, and M. Frisch]
In New Directions in the Philosophy of Science (Springer), Volume 5, pp 531-542, 2014 
preprint published (DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-04382-1_37)

[5] Symmetry and evolution in quantum gravity, [with S. Gryb],
Foundations of Physics, 44(3): 305–348, 2014
preprint published (DOI:10.1007/s10701-014-9789-x)

[4] Three denials of time in the interpretation of canonical gravity, 
Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 43(4):277-294, 2012
preprint published (DOI:10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031)

[3] The role of time in relational quantum theories, [with S. Gryb],
Foundations of Physics, 42(9):1210-1238, 2012
preprint published (DOI:10.1007/s10701-012-9665-5)

[2] Symplectic reduction and the problem of time in nonrelativistic mechanics,
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 63(4):789-824, 2012
preprint published (DOI: 10.1093/bjps/AXR045)

[1] Symmetry, reduction and quantisation ; how should we interpret quantum Hamiltonian constraints?
Symmetry, 3(2):134-154, 2011
open access (DOI:10.3390/sym3020134)

Book reviews

[2] The disunity of philosophy of science as a worrying hypothesis
Review of ‘Physical Theory: Method and Interpretation’ edited by Lawrence Sklar International Studies in Philosophy of Science, (forthcoming)

[1] Review of `Geometric Possibility' by Gordon Belot,

Philosophy in Review, 32(2), 2012
open access

Old Preprints

On the metaphysics of least action, [with B. Smart]


Symmetry, ontology and the problem of time: on the interpretation and quantisation of Canonical Gravity
Final Version