Date of Project
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Pat Holt
Dr. David Mosley
What does Maxwell Planck's concept of phantomness suggest about the epistemological basis of science and how might a Nietzschean critique reveal solution to the weaknesses revealed? With his solution to Kirchoff's equation, Maxwell Planck launched the paradigm of quantum physics. This same solution undermined much of current understandings of science versus pseudoscience. Using Nietzsche's perspectivism and other philosophical critiques, Planck's answer to blackbody radiation is used to highlight the troubles with phantom problems in science and how to try to direct science towards a more holistic and complete scientific approach.
Dickerson, Donald Richard III, "Phantoms in Science: Nietzsche's Nonobjectivity on Planck's Quanta" (2019). Undergraduate Theses. 41.