Physical Theory and its Interpretation: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Bub by William DemopolisPhysical Theory and its Interpretation: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Bub by William Demopolis

Physical Theory and its Interpretation: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Bub

EditorWilliam Demopolis

Paperback | November 20, 2010

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The essays in this volume were written by leading researchers on classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, quantum theory, and relativity. They detail central topics in the foundations of physics, including the role of symmetry principles in classical and quantum physics, Einstein's hole argument in general relativity, quantum mechanics and special relativity, quantum correlations, quantum logic, and quantum probability and information.
Title:Physical Theory and its Interpretation: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey BubFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 0.04 inPublished:November 20, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048172144

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Table of Contents

PrefaceA new modal interpretation of quantum mechanics in terms of relational propertiesJoseph Berkovitz and Meir HemmoWhy special relativity should not be a template for a reformulation of quantum mechanicsHarvey Brown and Chris TimpsonOn symmetries and conserved quantities in classical mechanicsJeremy ButterfieldOn the notion of a physical theory of an incompletely knowable domainWilliam DemopoulosMarkov properties and quantum experiments Clark GlymourQuantum entropyStan GudderSymmetry and the scope of scientific realismRichard HealeyIs it true or is it false; or somewhere in between? The logic of quantum mechanicsC.J. IshamEinstein's hole argument and Weyl's field-body relationalismHerbert KorteQuantum mechanics as a theory of probabilityItamar PitowskyJohn von Neumann on quantum correlationsMiklos RedeiKriske, Tupman and quantum logic: The quantum logician's conundrumAllen StairsBibliography of the publications of Jeffrey Bub to 2006Index

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This book is a homage to Jeffery Bub, with twelve contributions from colleagues and friends- philosophers, physicists and mathematicians-working in the foundations and philosophy of modern physics. . this book holds something of interest for philosophers and physicists alike who are interested in the philosophical problems of modern physics. The expositions are generally of high quality, and the book makes for very interesting and, in places even entertaining reading." (Paul Busch, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Vol. 40, 2009)