Dr James Fraser
Assistant Professor (Research)
|Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Philosophy|
I joined the department in 2019 as a British Academy postdoctoral fellow. My fellowship project “Renormalization: a Philosophical Study” traces the conceptual development of renormalization theory in post-war physics and assesses its implications for debates about scientific realism and emergence in the philosophy of science.
Chapter in book
- Fraser, James D. (2020). Towards a Realist View of Quantum Field Theory. In Scientific Realism and the Quantum. French, Steven & Juha, Saatsi Oxford University Press.
- Ruiz de Olano, Pablo, Fraser, James D., Gaudenzi, Rocco & Blum, Alexander S. (2022). Taking approximations seriously: The cases of the Chew and Nambu-Jona-Lasinio models. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 93: 82-95.
- Fraser, James D. (2021). The twin origins of renormalization group concepts. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 89: 114-128.
- Fraser, James D. (2018). Renormalization and the Formulation of Scientific Realism. Philosophy of Science 85(5): 1164-1175.
- Fraser, James D. (2020). The Real Problem with Perturbative Quantum Field Theory. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 71(2): 391-413.
- Fraser, James D. (2016). Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Finite Systems. Philosophy of Science 83(4): 585.