Roman Frigg

Research Papers



The Turn of the Valve: Representing with Material Models, forthcoming in European Journal for Philosophy of Science, with James Nguyen.


Mind the Gap: Boltzmannian vs Gibbsian Equilibrium, forthcoming in Philosophy of Science, with Charlotte Werndl.


Of Barrels and Pipes: Representation-As in Art and Science, forthcoming in Otávio Bueno, Gerorge Darby, Steven French and Dean Rickles (eds.): Thinking about Science, Reflecting on Art. London: Routledge, 2017, with James Nguyen.


When Does a Boltzmannian Equilibrium Exist?, to be published in Daniel Bedingham, Owen Maroney and Christopher Timpson (eds.): Quantum Foundations of Statistical Mechanics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, with Charlotte Werndl.


Capturing the Scientific Imagination, to be published in Peter Godfrey-Smith and Arnon Levy (eds.): The Scientific Imagination. New York: Oxford University Press, with Fiora Salis.


Scientific Representation is Representation As, in Hsiang-Ke Chao and Julian Reiss (eds.): Philosophy of Science in Practice: Nancy Cartwright and the Nature of Scientific Reasoning, Synthese Library, Volume 379, Springer: Berlin and New York, 2017, 149-179, with James Nguyen.


Boltzmannian Equilibrium in Stochastic Systems, in Michela Massimi and Jan-Willem Romeijn (eds): Proceedings of the EPSA15 Conference. Berlin and New York: Springer 2017, 243-254, with Charlotte Werndl.


Expert Judgment for Climate Change Adaptation, Philosophy of Science 83(5), 2016, 1110-1121, with Erica Thompson and Casey Helgeson.


The Fiction View of Models Reloaded, The Monist 99, 2016, 225–242, with James Nguyen.


An Assessment of the Foundational Assumptions in High-Resolution Climate Projections: The Case of UKCP09, Synthese 192(12), 2015, 3979–4008, with David A. Stainforth and Leonard A. Smith.


Rethinking Boltzmannian Equilibrium, Philosophy of Science 82(5), 2015, 1224–1235, with Charlotte Werndl.


Reconceptualising Equilibrium in Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics and Characterising its Existence, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 49(1), 2015, 19–31, with Charlotte Werndl.


The Best Humean System for Statistical Mechanics, Erkenntnis 80, 2015, 551–574, with Carl Hoefer.


Laplace’s Demon and the Adventures of His Apprentices, Philosophy of Science 81(1), 2014, 31–59, with Seamus Bradley, Hailiang Du and Leonard A. Smith.


Model Error and Ensemble Forecasting: A Cautionary Tale, in Guichun C. Guo and Chuang Liu (eds.) Scientific Explanation and Methodology of Science, Singapore: World Scientific 2014, 58-66, with Seamus Bradley, Hailiang Du and Leonard A. Smith.


The Myopia of Imperfect Climate Models: The Case of UKCP09, Philosophy of Science 80(5), 2013, 886–897, with David A. Stainforth and Leonard A. Smith.


Probabilistic Forecasting: Why Model Imperfection Is a Poison Pill, in Hanne Anderson, Dennis Dieks, Gregory Wheeler, Wenceslao Gonzalez and Thomas Uebel (eds): New Challenges to Philosophy of Science. Berlin and New York: Springer 2013, 479-491, with Seamus Bradley, Reason L. Machete and Leonard A. Smith.


Clever Fetishists, Art History 36(3), 2013, 664-69. Reprinted in Matthew Hunter and Francesco Lucchini (eds.): The Clever Object. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2013, 198-203.


Demystifying Typicality, Philosophy of Science 79(5), 2012, 917–929, with Charlotte Werndl.


A New Approach to the Approach to Equilibrium, in Yemima Ben-Menahem and Meir Hemmo (eds.): Probability in Physics. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012, 99-113, with Charlotte Werndl.


Explaining Thermodynamic-Like Behaviour in Terms of Epsilon-Ergodicity, Philosophy of Science 78(3), 2011, 628–652, with Charlotte Werndl.


Confirmation and Reduction: A Bayesian Account, Synthese 179(2), 321-38, 2011, with Foad Dizadji-Bahmani and Stephan Hartmann.


Entropy – A Guide for the Perplexed, in Claus Beisbart and Stephan Hartmann (eds.): Probability in Physics, Oxford University Press, 2011, 115-42, with Charlotte Werndl.


Fact and Fiction in the Neuropsychology of Art, in Peter Goldie and Elisabeth Schellekens: The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, 54-70, with Catherine Howard.


Fiction in Science, in John Woods (ed.): Fictions and Models: New Essays, Munich: Philosophia Verlag, 2010, 247-287.


Who’s Afraid of Nagelian Reduction?, Erkenntnis 73, 2010, 393–412, with Foad Dizadji-Bahmani and Stephan Hartmann.


Models and Fiction, Synthese 172(2), 2010, 251-268.


Why Typicality Does Not Explain the Approach to Equilibrium, in Mauricio Suárez (ed.) Probabilities, Causes and Propensities in Physics. Synthese Library. Dordrecht: Springer, 2010, 77-93.


Determinism and Chance from a Humean Perspective, in Dennis Dieks, Wenceslao Gonzalez, Stephan Hartmann, Marcel Weber, Friedrich Stadler and Thomas Uebel (eds.): The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science. Berlin and New York: Springer, 2010, 351-372, with Carl Hoefer.


Fiction and Scientific Representation, in Roman Frigg and Matthew Hunter (eds.): Beyond Mimesis and Nominalism: Representation in Art and Science, Berlin and New York: Springer, 2010, 97-138.


Probability in Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics, in Gerhard Ernst and Andreas Hüttemann (eds.): Time, Chance and Reduction. Philosophical Aspects of Statistical Mechanics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, 92-118.


Typicality and the Approach to Equilibrium in Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics, Philosophy of Science 76, 2009, 997–1008.


The Philosophy of Simulation: Hot New Issues or Same Old Stew?, Synthese 169(3), 2009, 593–613, with Julian Reiss.


Chance in Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics, Philosophy of Science 75, 2008, 670–681.


Probability in GRW Theory, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 38, 2007, 371-389, with Carl Hoefer.


The Ergodic Hierarchy, Randomness and Hamiltonian Chaos, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 37, 2006, 661-691, with Joseph Berkovitz and Fred Kronz. (An addendum to this paper can be found here.)


Chaos and Randomness: An Equivalence Proof of a Generalised Version of the Shannon Entropy and the Kolmogorov-Sinai Entropy for Hamiltonian Dynamical Systems, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals 28, 2006, 26-31.


Scientific Representation and the Semantic View of Theories, Theoria 55, 2006, 49-65.


In What Sense Is the Kolmogorov-Sinai Entropy a Measure for Chaotic Behaviour? – Bridging the Gap Between Dynamical Systems Theory and Communication Theory, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55, 2004, 411-434.


Self-Organised Criticality – What It Is and What It Isn’t, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 34, 2003, 613-632.


On the Property Structure of Realist Collapse Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics and the So-Called “Counting Anomaly”, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 17, 2003, 43-57.


Models and Representation: Why Structures Are Not Enough, Measurement in Physics and Economics Project Discussion Paper Series, DP MEAS 25/02, London School of Economics 2002.