Bibliography on Philosophy of Cosmology

Foundations of Cosmology

Early Universe Cosmology

※ A. Albrecht,“Cosmic Inflation and the Arrow of Time.” In Science and Ultimate Reality: Quantum Theory, Cosmology and Complexity. Edited by J.D. Barrow, P.C.W. Davies, and C.L. Harper, 363–401. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

R. Brandenberger,“Do We Have a Theory of Early Universe Cosmology?” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 46: 109–121, 2014.

※ J. Earman and J. Mosterin. “A Critical Look at Inflationary Cosmology.”Philosophy of Science 66.1: 1–49, 1999.

※ A.H. Guth,“Inflationary Universe: A Possible Solution for the Horizon and Flatness Problems.”Physical Review D23: 347–356, 1981.

※ A.H. Guth, D.I. Kaiser, and Y. Nomura. “Inflationary Paradigm after Planck 2013.”Physics Letters B733: 112–119, 2014.

※ M. Holman. “How Problematic is the Near-Euclidean Spatial Geometry of the Large-Scale Universe?” Found Phys 48, 1617–1647 (2018)

※ A. Ijjas,P.J. Steinhardt, and A. Loeb. “Inflationary Schism.”Physics Letters B736:142–146, 2014.

※ A.R. Little, and D.H. Lyth. Cosmological Inflation and Large-Scale Structure. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 

※ R. Penrose, The Road to Reality. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2005.

C. Smeenk, “Testing Inflation.” In The Philosophy of Cosmology. Edited by K. Chamcham, J. Silk, J.D. Barrow, and S. Saunders. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 

Cosmology as a Special Case

※ Y. Balashov, “Laws of physics and the universe,” Einstein Studies in Russia. Boston, MA/Basel/BerlinBirkhuser, pp. 107–148, 2002.

※ H. Bondi, “Review of cosmology,” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 108, no. 1, pp. 104–120, 1948.

※ G.F.R. Ellis, “On the philosophy of cosmology,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, vol. 46, pp. 5–23, 2014.

※ H. Kragh, “Nuclear archaeology and the early phase of physical cosmology,” in Historical Development of Modern Cosmology, vol. 252, p. 157, 2001.

※ W. H. McCrea, “A philosophy for big-bang cosmology,” Nature, vol. 228, no. 5266, p. 21, 1970.

※ M.K. Munitz, “The logic of cosmology,” The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 13, no. 49, pp. 34–50, 1962.

※ E. Scheibe, “General laws of nature and the uniqueness of the universe,” in Philosophy and the Origin and Evolution of the Universe, E. Agazzi and A. Cordero, Eds. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 341– 360, 1991.

※ R.M. Unger, and L. Smolin, The singular universe and the reality of time. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

※ S. Toulmin, “Historical inference in science: geology as a model for cosmology,” The Monist, pp. 142–158, 1962.

 ※ G.J. Whitrow, and H. Bondi, “Is physical cosmology a science?” The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 4, no. 16, pp. 271–283, 1954.

The Hubble Constant Debate

※ N. Aghanim, Y. Akrami, M. Ashdown, J. Aumont, C. Baccigalupi, M. Ballardini, A.J. Banday, R.B. Barreiro, N. Bartolo, S. Basak, et al. “Planck 2018 results. VI. cosmological parameters.” arXiv preprint arXiv:1807.06209, 2018.

※ J.L. Bernal, L. Verde, A.G Riess. “The trouble with H0.” Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 019, 2016.

※ W.L. Freedman, B.F. Madore, D. Hatt, T.J. Hoyt, I.S. Jang, R.L. Beaton, C.R. Burns, M.G. Lee, A.J. Monson, J.R. Neeley, et al. “The Carnegie-Chicago Hubble program. VIII. an independent determination of the Hubble constant based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch.”The Astrophysical Journal 882, 34, 2019.

※ A.G. Riess, L.M. Macri, S.L. Hoffmann, D. Scolnic, S. Casertano, A.V. Filippenko, B.E. Tucker, M.J. Reid, D.O. Jones, J.M. Silverman et al. “A 2.4% Determination of the Local Value of the Hubble Constant” The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 826, No. 1, 2016.

Dark Matter

※ G. Bertone and D. Hooper, “History of dark matter,” Rev. Mod. Phys., vol. 90, p. 045002, Oct 2018.

※ R.H. Sanders, The dark matter problem: a historical perspective. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

※ F. Zwicky, “The redshift of extragalactic nebulae,” Helv. Phys. Acta, vol. 6, p. 110, 1933.

※ F. Zwicky “On the masses of nebulae and of clusters of nebulae,” The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 86, p. 217, 1937.

※ V.C. Rubin and W.K. Ford Jr, “Rotation of the andromeda nebula from a spectroscopic survey of emission regions,” The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 159, p. 379, 1970.

※ R. Miller, K. Prendergast, and W.J. Quirk, “Numerical experiments in spiral structure,” in Symposium-International Astronomical Union, vol. 38. Cambridge University Press, pp. 365–367, 1970.

※ J. P. Ostriker and P. J. Peebles, “A numerical study of the stability of flattened galaxies: or, can cold galaxies survive?” The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 186, pp. 467–480, 1973.

※ M. Milgrom, “Does dark matter really exist?” Scientific American, vol. 287, no. 2, pp. 42–52, 2002.

※ C.S. Frenk and S.D. White, “Dark matter and cosmic structure,” Annalen der Physik, vol. 524, no. 9-10, pp. 507–534, 2012.

※ P. Peebles, “Seeing cosmology grow,” Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 50, pp. 1–28, 2012.

※ J. R. Primack, “Triumphs and tribulations of λcdm, the double dark theory,” Annalen der Physik, vol. 524, no. 9-10, pp. 535–544, 2012.

※ J. de Swart, G. Bertone, and J. van Dongen, “How dark matter came to matter,” arXiv preprint arXiv:1703.00013, 2017.

※ W.L. Vanderburgh, “The dark matter double bind: Astrophysical aspects of the evidential warrant for general relativity,” Philosophy of science, vol. 70, no. 4, pp. 812–832, 2003.

※ P. Kosso, “Evidence of dark matter, and the interpretive role of general relativity,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 143–147, 2013

※ A. Sus, “Dark matter, the equivalence principle and modified gravity,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, vol. 45, pp.  66–71, 2014.

※ S.S. McGaugh, “A tale of two paradigms: the mutual incommensurability of λcdm and mond,” Canadian Journal of Physics, vol. 93, no. 2, pp. 250–259, 2014.

※ G. Bertone and T.M. Tait, “A new era in the search for dark matter,” Nature, vol. 562, no. 7725, p. 51, 2018.

Dark Energy

※ E. Bianchi, C. Rovelli. “Why All These Prejudices against a Constant?”arXiv preprint arXiv:1002.3966, 2010.

※ T. Buchert, M. Carfora, G.F.R. Ellis, E.W. Kolb, M.A.H. MacCallum, J.J. Ostrowski, S. Räsänen, B.F Roukema, L. Andersson, A.A. Coley, et al. “Is there proof that backreaction of inhomogeneities is irrelevant in cosmology?” Classical and quantum gravity 32, 215021, 2015.

※ G.F.R. Ellis, “Cosmology: Patchy Solutions.”Nature 452.7184: 158–161, 2008.

※ S.R. Green, R.M. Wald. “A simple, heuristic derivation of our no backreaction results.” Classical and Quantum Gravity 33, 125027, 2016.

A. Koberinski, “Problems with the Cosmological Constant Problem.”Forthcoming in Beyond Spacetime. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.

※ J. Martin, “Everything you always wanted to know about the cosmological constant problem (but were afraid to ask).” Comptes Rendus Physique 13.6-7: 566-665, 2012.

※ S. Nobbenhuis,“Categorizing Different Approaches to the Cosmological Constant Problem.”Foundations of Physics 36.5: 613–680, 2006.

※ S.E. Rugh,and H. Zinkernagel. “The Quantum Vacuum and the Cosmological Constant Problem.”Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics33. 4: 663–705, 2002.

※ S. Saunders, “Is the Zero-Point Energy Real?”In Ontological Aspects of Quantum Field Theory. Edited by M. Kuhlmann, H. Lyre, and A. Wayne, 313–343. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific, 2002. 

M.D. Schneider, “What’s the Problem with the Cosmological Constant?” Forthcoming in Philosophy of Science,

※ S. Weinberg,“The Cosmological Constant Problem.”Reviews of Modern Physics 61.1: 1, 1989.