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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Three Recent Books On Physics And Philosophy | Forbes

"One of the evergreen topics in my social-media circles has to do with the relationship between physics and philosophy, which generally comes up in the form of accusations that physicists are too dismissive of philosophy. This may be an indication that I need to get out more" notes Chad Orzel, physics professor, pop-science author, and blogger. His next book, Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects, will be released in December 2018.

Photo: Cover images of books by Adam Becker, Paul Halpern, and Sabine HossenfelderChad Orzel

The interaction of physics and philosophy is also a recurring topic in pop-science writing, and as it happens, I've recently read three books that touch on this topic to varying degrees (thanks to the publishers who keep sending me review copies of forthcoming physics titles). Together, they pretty much span the full range of my own thinking about the subject, so it probably makes sense to discuss them all together.

Source: Forbes