History and Philosophy of Physics


Fundamentalism as a Metaphysical Concept

Authors: Jose P. Koshy

Fundamentalism, the belief that there exists some irreducible basic truths in anything connected with nature, has existed for a very long time. But its significance as a distinct metaphysical concept has not been properly analyzed so far. This essay is an attempt to formalize 'a concept of fundamentalism', which can be defined as follows: “Any field of knowledge has some fundamentals, based on which everything in that field can be logically explained, and so by identifying the fundamentals, we can arrive at the truth”. A fundamentalist approach in physics predicts the existence and the attributes of a Theory of Everything.

Comments: 7 Pages. Submitted to FQXi essay contest 2017

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