May 10, 2017
Tomasz Placek
Erdös Number = 3 = Einstein Number
1. Is Nature Deterministic? A Branching Perspective on EPR Phenomena, Jagiellonian University
Press, Kraków 2000;
2. Intuitionism and Intersubjectivity. An Exposition of Arguments for Mathematical Intuitionism, Klu-
wer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht 1999.
Works edited
1. Causes and determinism, a special corner of Erkenntnis 79 (2014), edited with J. Wawer and L.
2. The History and Philosophy of Polish Logic, Palgrave Macmillan 2013 (with K. Mulligan and K.
3. Branching space-times (with T. Müller), a special corner in Stud. Hist. Phil. Mod. Phys. 38(3) 2007;
4. Philosophy and Logic. In Search of the Polish Tradition, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht
2003 (with J. Hintikka, T. Czarnecki, K.Kijania-Placek and A. Rojszczak);
5. Non-locality and Modality, NATO Science Series, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht 2002
(with J.N. Butterfield);
6. Reports on Philosophy 20, 2000, issue Probabilities. A New Tool for Philosophy.
1. “Small probability space formulation of Bell’s theorem”, in G. Hofer-Szabó and L. Wroński (eds.)
Making it Formally Explicit: Probability, Causality and Indeterminism, Springer 2017, pp.
85-107 (with M. Gömöri);
2. “Separate Common Causes and EPR Correlations: An “Almost No-Go” Result”, in G. Hofer-Szabó
and L. Wroński (eds.) Making it Formally Explicit: Probability, Causality and Indetermini-
sm, Springer 2017, pp. 109-127 (with L. Wroński and T. Godziszewski);
3. “Droga donikąd? Co pozostało z eksperymentów Libeta nad wolną wolą”, Filozofia Nauki, XXIV
Nr 2(94), ss. 51-17 (with B. Majchrowiczem i J. Doboszewskim) (2016);
4. “Laplace’s demon tries on Aristotle’s cloak: on two approaches to determinism”, Synthese, doi:
10.1007/s11229-016-1158-1 (2016);
5. “Defining determinism”, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science,, Advanced Access, doi:
10.1093/bjps/axv049, with T. Müller, forthcoming in British Journal for the Philosophy of
6. “Causal probabilities in GRW quantum mechanics”, in: M.C. Galavotti, M. Esfeld, D. Dieks, W.J.
Gonzales, S. Hartmann, T. Uebel, and M.Weber (eds.) New Directions in the Philosophy of
Science, Springer (2014), pp. 561-576;
7. “Branching for general relativists”, in: T. Müller (ed.) Nuel Belnap on Indeterminism and Free Ac-
tion, Series: Outstanding Contributions to Logic, Springer (2014), pp.191-221;
8. “Introduction: The History and Philosophy of Polish Logic: Some Basic Thoughts”, with K. Mulli-
gan and K. Kijania-Placek, in: K. Mulligan, K. Kijania-Placek and T. Placek (eds.) The Hi-
story and Philosohy of Polish Logic, Palgrave Macmillan (2014), pp. 1-10;
9. “On topological aspects of indeterminism”, Erkenntnis 79 (2014), pp. 403-436, with N. Belnap and
10.“Causes and (In)Determinism” Erkenntnis 79 (2014), pp. 339-341, with J. Wawer i L. Wroński;
11. “Vienna Circle on determinism”, in: M.C. Galavotti, E. Nemeth, and F. Stadler (eds.) European
Philosophy of Science - Philosophy of Science and the Viennese Heritage,Vienna Circle In-
stitute Yearbook 17, Springer, (2014), pp. 183-195;
12.“On individuals in branching histories”, Synthese 188 (1) (2012), pp. 23-39;
13.“Indeterminism is a modal notion: branching spacetimes and Earman’s pruning”, with N. Belnap),
Synthese, 187 (2), (2012) pp. 441-469;
14.“Possibilities without possible worlds / histories”, Journal of Philosophical Logic 11 (40) (2011),
pp. 737-765;
15.“A locus for `now’”, in: D.Dieks, W.J. Gonzalez, S. Hartmann, T. Uebel and M. Weber (eds.):
Explanation, Prediction, and Confirmation: New Trends and Old Ones Reconsidered, Dor-
drecht: Springer (2011), pp. 395-410;
16. “Przyczynowość” [Causation], in: S. Kołodziejczyk (ed.) Współczesne kierunki w metafizyce,
WAM Kraków 2011, pp. 355-383;
17. “Comparative similarity in branching space-times", International Journal of Theoretical Physics 49
(12) (2010), pp. 3233-42;
18. “On propensity-frequentist models for stochastic phenomena with applications to Bell’s theorem”,
in: T. Czarnecki et al. (eds.) The Analytical Way, College Publications, London 2010, pp.
19. “On attempting” Logica Yearbook 2009, College Publications, London 2010, pp.155-161 - a cor-
rected and extended version of item (18) below;
20. “O usiłowaniu” (On attempting), in: J. Czetwertyński-Sytnik (ed.) Rozważania o filozofii prawdzi-
wej, pp. 105-115, Jagiellonian Uniwersity Press, Kraków, 2009;
21. "On Minkowskian Branching Structures”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 40
(3) (2009), pp. 251-258, with L. Wroński;
22. “On infinite EPR-like correlations” Synthese 167 (1) (2009), pp. 1-32, with L.Wroński;
23. "O indywiduach w światach możliwych” (On individuals in possible worlds), Przegląd Filozoficzny
17 Nr. 2 (6) (2008), pp. 147-168;
24. "Realne możliwości a modalna demokracja” (Real possibilities and modal democracy), Przegląd
Filozoficzny 17 Nr. 2 (6) (2008), pp. 169-191, with P. Lipski i J. Wawer;
25. ''Counterfactuals and historical possibility'', Synthese 154 (2), (2007), pp. 173-197, with T. Müller;
26. ''A Puzzle about Semantic Determinism: Łukasiewicz's ‘On Determinism’ Years Later'', in: J. Ja-
dacki i J. Paśniczek (eds.) The Lvov-Warsaw School-the New Generation, Rodopi B.V. Am-
sterdam 2006, pp. 171-168;
27. ''Screening-off Conditions in Bell's Theorem - a Branching Space-Times Analysis'', Logica Yearbo-
ok 2004, Filosofia, Praga (2005), pp.243-254;
28. "Quantum state holism: a case for holistic causation", Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern
Physics 35 (4), (2004), pp. 671-692;
29. "On Belnap's branching space-times", in: J. Hintikka et al. (eds.) Philosophy and Logic. In Search
of the Polish Tradition, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht (2003);
30. "On Cartwright's Models for EPR", Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 33
(2002), pp. 413-433 (with J. Cachro);
31. "Indeterminism is enough: a branching analysis of Bell-type theorems", in: T. Placek and J.N. But-
terfield (eds.) Non-locality and Modality, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht (2002),
pp. 298-323;
32. "Branching for a transient time", in: H. Eilstein (ed.) A Collection of Polish Philosophy of Time and
Spacetime, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht (2002), pp. 73-91;
33. "Czas i przemijanie” (Time and Passing By), in: J. Mączka (ed.) Czas, Biblis, Tarnów (2001);
34. "Against Lewis: Branching or Divergence?", in: Argument & Analyse Proceedings of the 4th Inter-
national Congress of the Society for Analytic Philosophy, Mentis Verlag (2001), pp.
35. "A Puzzle About Conditionalization", The Logica Yearbook 2000, Prague (2001), pp. 123-131;
36. "Against a Minimalist Reading of Bell's Theorem: Lessons from Fine", Synthese 128 (2001), pp.
343-379, with T. Müller;
37. "Stochastic Outcomes in Branching Space-Time: Analysis of Bell's Theorem", British Journal for
the Philosophy of Science, 51(3) (2000), pp. 445-75;
38. "Stapp's Arguments for Nonlocality Are Wrong", Reports on Philosophy 20 (2000), pp. 131-167;
39. "GHZ Theorems in Branching Space Time", International Journal of Theoretical Physics, 39 (3)
(2000), pp. 765-775, with T. Kowalski;
40. "Sprawa determinizmu logicznego” (The question of logical determinism), in: J. Hartman (ed.): Fi-
lozofia i logika. W stronę Jana Woleńskiego, Aureus, Kraków (2000), pp. 130-138;
41. "Outcomes in Branching Space Time and GHZ Theorems", British Journal for the Philosophy of
Science, 50 (3) (1999), pp. 349-375, with T. Kowalski;
42. "Observing a Schrödinger's Cat", Foundations of Physics Letters, 11 (3) (1998), pp. 209-231;
43. "Charting the Labyrinth of Bell-Type Theorems", Logic and Logical Philosophy 5 (1997), pp.
44. "On Brouwer's Critique of Classical Logic and Mathematics", Logic and Logical Philosophy 5
(1997), pp. 19-33;
45. "Wittgenstein and Intuitionistic Critique of Classical Logic", Reports on Philosophy 16-17 (1997),
pp. 105-116, 1997;
46. "Łukasiewicz's Logical Probability and a Puzzle About Conditionalization", in: J. Woleński and K.
Kijania-Placek (eds.): The Lvov-Warsaw School and Contemporary Philosophy, Kluwer
Academic Publishers, Dordrecht (1998), pp. 337-340;
47. "Paradoksy ruchy Zenona z Elei: Achilles i zółw, Strzała, Stadion" (Zeno of Elea paradoxes of mo-
tion: Achillers and the tortoise, the arrow, and the Moving Rows), Filozofia Nauki 6(17)
(1997), pp. 65-77;
48. "Obserwacja kota Schrödingera” (Observing a Schrödingers cat), Przegląd Filozoficzny 2 (22)
(1997), pp. 27-44;
49. "Thought as a Product of Thinking" Conceptus, 29 (75) (1996), pp. 191-203;
50. "`O Determinizmie’ Łukasiewicza po latach” (On Łukasiewicz’s `On determinism’ after years), Byt,
Logos, Matematyka, Toruń (1997), pp. 199-207;
51. "Paradoksy stawania się: Whitehead contra Zenon i Bell” (Paradoxes of becoming: Whitehead con-
tra Zeno and Bell), Ruch Filozoficzny 52 (3-4) (1995), pp. 412-426;
52. "O matematyzowalnosci przyrody” (On mathematizability of the Nature), Kwartalnik Filozoficzny
23 (2) (1995), pp. 61-86;
53. "Against Straightforward Anti-Realism", in: J. Woleński (ed.): Philosophical Logic in Poland,
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht (1994), pp. 199-211;
54. "The Myth of Rationality vs. the Quest for Rationality", in: J. Brzezinski, F.Coniglione, T. Marek
(eds.) Science: Between Algorithm and Creativity, Eburon Delft (1992), pp. 67-73;
55. "Sposoby istnienia w czasie w filozofii Whiteheada i Ingardena” (Modes of being in Whitehead’s
and Ingarden’s philosophy), Principia 1 (1991), pp. 103-114;
56. "Zenona Paradoksy Ruchu a Labirynt Kontinuum - Dychotomia” (Zeno’s paradoxes of motion and
the labyrinth of the continuum—dichotomy), Studia Filozoficzne 4 (281) (1989), pp. 57-73.