Publications

Refereed Publications

2018     Shech, Elay. “Infinite Idealizations in Physics.” Forthcoming in Philosophy Compass.

2018     Shech, Elay. “Philosophical Issues Concerning Phase Transitions and Anyons: Emergence, Reduction, and Explanatory Fictions.” Erkenntnis, 1-31. doi: 10.1007/s10670-018-9973-z

2018     Shech, Elay. “Infinitesimal Idealization, Easy Road Nominalism, and Fractional Quantum Statistics.” Synthese, 1-25. doi: 10.1007/s11229-018-1680-4

2017     Shech, Elay. “Idealizations, Essential Self-Adjointness, and Minimal Model Explanation in the Aharonov-Bohm Effect.” Synthese, 1-25.  doi: 10.1007/s11229-017- 1428-6

2016     Shech, Elay. “Fiction, Depiction, and the Complementarity Thesis in Art and Science” The Monist. Volume 99, Issue 3: 311-332. doi: 10.1093/monist/onw007

2015     Shech, Elay. “Two Approaches to Fractional Statistics in the Quantum Hall Effect: Idealizations and the Curious Case of the Anyon” Forthcoming in Foundations of Physics doi: 10.1007/s10701-015-9899-0

2014     Shech, Elay. “Scientific Misrepresentation and Guides to Ontology: The Need for Representational Code and Contents” Forthcoming in Synthese. doi: 10.1007/s11229-014-0506-2

2014     Shech, Elay. “Review of Chunglin Kwa’s, Sytles of Knowing: A New History of Science from Ancient Times to the Present (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011),” History of Philosophy of Science, Spring 2014 issue (vol. 4, number 1). doi: 10.1086/675384

2013     Shech, Elay. “What is the ‘Paradox of Phase Transitions?’” Philosophy of Science, 80 (December 2013): 1170–1181. doi: 0031-8248/2013/8005-0040

2013     Shech, Elay. “On Gases in Boxes: A Reply to Davey on the Justification of the Probability Measure in Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics.” Philosophy of Science, 80 (October 2013): 1-13. doi: 0031-8248/2013/8004-0001.

Special Issues Edited

2018     “Infinite Idealization in Science”, co-editor with Laura Ruetsche, Samuel Fletcher, and Patricia Palacios, forthcoming Special Issue of Synthese.

Invited Publications

2014     Shech, Elay. “Groups Can Engage at Different Levels.” Teaching Times. http://www.teachingkb.cidde.pitt.edu/teaching-times/groups-can-engage-students-at-different-levels/