Background and activities

Much of my research is driven by questions that arise at the intersection between science and philosophy. This includes metaphysical and epistemological issues in quantum physics, especially as they relate the (alleged) emergence of space in quantum gravity research and its association with quantum entanglement, but also methodological work on naturalism and more particularly, how science can and should inform metaphysics and theorizing more generally. Aside from these, I have an interest in social epistemology focusing on testimony, disagreement, and belief aggregation. 

Interests

  • Philosophy of physics
  • Metaphysics and methodology in metaphysics
  • History and philosophy of science
  • Rudolf Carnap and his legacy
  • Quantum mechanics in critical theory

Education

  • PhD in Philosophy, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Master of science in Physics, Niels Bohr Institute (University of Copenhagen)
  • Master of arts in philosophy, University of Copenhagen.
  • Bachelor of arts in philosophy, University of Copenhagen
  • Bachelor of science in physics, Niels Bohr Institute (University of Copenhagen).

 Research

Jaksland, Rasmus (2022) A Trilemma for Naturalized Metaphysics. Ratio.

Jaksland, Rasmus (2022) Disagreement in metametaphysics dispute. Synthese 200, 207.

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2022) Dependent philosophical majorities and the skeptical argument from disagreement. Synthese 200, 1-24.

Jaksland, Rasmus & Jan Faye. (2021) Barad, Bohr, and quantum mechanics. Synthese 199, 8231-8255.

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2021) Teaching Scientific Creativity Through Philosophy of Science. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 11(110), 1-17.

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2021) Entanglement as the world-making relation: distance from entanglement. Synthese 198, 9661-9693.

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2021) An apology for conflicts between metaphysics and science. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 11(74), 1-24.

Jaksland, Rasmus & Jan Faye. (2021) What Bohr wanted Carnap to learn from quantum mechanics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 88, 110-119.

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2021) Norms of Testimony in Broad Interdisciplinarity: The Case of Quantum Mechanics in Critical Theory. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 52, 35-61.

Jaksland, Rasmus & Jan Faye (2021) Did Logical Positivism Influence the Early Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics? In Logical Positivism and the Physical Sciences. Routledge.

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2021) Non-supernaturalism: Linguistic Convention, Metaphysical Claim, or Empirical Matter of Fact. Philosophia 49, 299-314.

Jaksland, Rasmus & Niels Linnemann. (2020) Holography without holography: How to turn inter-representational into intra-theoretical relations in AdS/CFT. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B, 71, 101-119.

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2020) Old Problems for neo-positivist naturalized metaphysics. Eurupean Journal for Philosophy of Science, 10(2), 1-19.

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2019) The multiple realizability of general relativity in quantum gravity. Synthese.

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2017) A Dilemma for Empirical Realism. Philosophia, 45(3), 1195-1205.

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2017) A Review of the Holographic Relation between Linearized Gravity and the First Law of Entanglement EntropyarXiv:1711.10854

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2016) The Possibility of Naturalized Metaphysics.

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Jaksland, Rasmus; Faye, Jan. (2021) Did Logical Positivism Influence the Early Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics?. Logical Empiricism and the Physical Sciences: From Philosophy of Nature to Philosophy of Physics.