Dr M.E. van Strien (Marij)
Assistant professor - History of Philosophy
6525 HT NIJMEGEN
6500 HD NIJMEGEN
My research focuses on the history and philosophy of science, in particular physics. I am interested in how developments in the natural sciences have influenced influenced philosophical thought and shaped our worldview. I have worked on the impact of quantum mechanics on philosophy in the twentieth century, and on the history of determinism and causality. I am also interested in the rationality of science and the domain and boundaries of natural science.
I studied physics and history and philosophy of science at Utrecht University. In 2014, I obtained a PhD in philosophy from Ghent University; my PhD project dealt with determinism in nineteenth century physics. I have also conducted research in Pittsburgh, Berlin, Wuppertal, and Vienna.
- Center for the History of Philosophy and Science
- The Challenge of Quantum Mechanics to the Rationality of Science: Philosophers of Science on Bohr. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, DOI: 10.1080/02698595.2023.2207404 Full text
- The Vienna Circle against Quantum Speculations. HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science, 12(2) (2022): 359-394. Full text
- Was Physics Ever Deterministic? The Historical Basis of Determinism and the Image of Classical Physics. European Physical Journal H, 46(1) (2021): 1-20. Full text
- Bohm's Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and the Notion of Classicality. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 71 (2020), 72-86. Full text
- On the Origins and Foundations of Laplacian Determinism. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 45(1) (2014), 24–31. Full text