Category Archives: Philosophy of Science

Einstein’s Contributions to Quantum Revolution –A Summary by Dhananjay P. Mehendale of Sir Parashurambhau College, Pune, India

PJOP: Everyone knows the famous Einstein quote, “God doesn’t play dice with the universe”. This makes it sound like Einstein was hostile to quantum mechanics all along. Can you summarize Einstein’s contributions to quantum mechanics so as to set the record straight? Read More…

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Resolution of Grue Using a Support Measure — by Raam Gokhale

This paper argues that the denial of ‘All emeralds are grue’ is more positively relevant to the evidence to date than the denial of ‘All emeralds are green’ is to the evidence and that therefore ‘All emeralds are green’ is better supported by the evidence than ‘All emeralds are grue’. Read More…

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Our Universe – By Dhananjay P. Mehendale, Head of Electronics Dept., S.P. College

“When there were no city lights and skyscrapers depriving the eyes from the endless sky and countless stars that spread over this huge emptiness filling it down to the horizon, astonished man started to ask himself: Where the cosmos came from? Where it will go? Who created it? Or was it always there? Great thinkers and philosophers of the past have done a lot of speculation on these questions.” Read More…

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Just-if-ication – by Raam Gokhale

“We give justifications for our beliefs but we also give justifications for our actions. Justification has an ethical sense as well as an epistemological one.” Read More…

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Interview with Professor Dhananjay Mehendale, Head of the Electronics Dept. at S.P. College, Pune

“Scientific theories are best supported by what might be called ‘surprising’ facts. That is, the theory makes a surprising conjecture and over time experiments are performed that bear it out.” Read More…

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