Philosophers Look At Quantum Mechanics by Alberto CorderoPhilosophers Look At Quantum Mechanics by Alberto Cordero

Philosophers Look At Quantum Mechanics

byAlberto Cordero

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This edited volume explores the philosophical implications of quantum mechanics. It features papers from venues of the International Ontology Congress (IOC) up to 2016. IOC is a worldwide platform for dialogue and reflection on the interactions between science and philosophy.

The collection features philosophers as well as physicists, including David Albert, Harvey Brown, Jeffrey Bub, Otávio Bueno, James Cushing, Steven French, Victor Gomez-Pin, Carl Hoefer, Simon Kochen, Peter Lewis, Tim Maudlin, Peter Mittlestatedt, Roland Omnès, Juha Saatsi, Albert Solé, David Wallace, and Anton Zeilinger.

Since the early days of quantum mechanics, philosophers have studied the subject with growing technical skill and fruitfulness. Their efforts have unveiled intellectual bridges between physics and philosophy. These connections have helped fuel the contemporary debate about the scope and limits of realism and understanding in the interpretation of physical theories and scientific theories in general. The philosophical analysis of quantum mechanics is now one of the most sophisticated and productive areas in contemporary philosophy, as the papers in this collection illustrate.

Alberto Cordero (Ph.D Maryland, M.Phil Cambridge, M.Sc. Oxford, Lic.Sc. UNI): Full Professor of Philosophy and History, City University of New York at the CUNY Graduate Center and Queens College CUNY. Numerary Member of the Academie Internationale de.
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Title:Philosophers Look At Quantum MechanicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pagesPublished:October 2, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030156583

ISBN - 13:9783030156589

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Philosophers Look at Quantum Mechanics
Alberto Cordero

Part I: Bell's Theorem and the Debate on Realism
Chapter 1: Inseparable Twins
Victor Gomez-Pin

Chapter 2: Bell's Theorem, Realism, and Locality
Peter Lewis

Chapter 3: The Universal and the Local in Quantum Theory
Tim Maudlin

Part II: Ontological Explorations of QM
Chapter 4: The Reality of the Wavefunction: Old Arguments and New
Harvey Brown

Chapter 5: Preliminary Considerations on the Emergence of Space and Time
David Albert

Chapter 6: Decoherence and Ontology
Roland Omnès

Chapter 7: Bohmian Mechanics and its Ontological Commitments
James Cushing

Chapter 8: The Nomological Interpretation of the Wave Function
Albert Solé and Carl Hoefer

Chapter 9: Scientific Realism Meets the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics
Juha Saatsi

Chapter 10: Structural Realism and the Standard Model
Steven French

Part IV: Individuals, Individuation, and QM
Chapter 11: The Problem of Individualism from Greek Thought to Quantum Physics
Peter Mittlestatedt

Chapter 12: Weyl, Identity, Indiscernibility, Realism
Otavio Bueno

Part V: Copenhagen Insights Revisited
Chapter 13: What is Really There in the Quantum World?
Jeffrey Bub

Chapter 14: A Foundational Principle for Quantum Mechanics
Anton Zeilinger

Part VI: Calls to Reconceptualize QM
Chapter 15: A Reconstruction of Quantum Mechanics
Simon Kochen

Chapter 16: What is orthodox quantum mechanics?
David Wallace