The Shaky Game

Paperback | December 15, 1996

byArthur Fine

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In this new edition, Arthur Fine looks at Einstein's philosophy of science and develops his own views on realism. A new Afterword discusses the reaction to Fine's own theory.

"What really led Einstein . . . to renounce the new quantum order? For those interested in this question, this book is compulsory reading."—Harvey R. Brown, American Journal of Physics

"Fine has successfully combined a historical account of Einstein's philosophical views on quantum mechanics and a discussion of some of the philosophical problems associated with the interpretation of quantum theory with a discussion of some of the contemporary questions concerning realism and antirealism. . . . Clear, thoughtful, [and] well-written."—Allan Franklin, Annals of Science

"Attempts, from Einstein's published works and unpublished correspondence, to piece together a coherent picture of 'Einstein realism.' Especially illuminating are the letters between Einstein and fellow realist Schrödinger, as the latter was composing his famous 'Schrödinger-Cat' paper."—Nick Herbert, New Scientist

"Beautifully clear. . . . Fine's analysis is penetrating, his own results original and important. . . . The book is a splendid combination of new ways to think about quantum mechanics, about realism, and about Einstein's views of both."—Nancy Cartwright, Isis


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Arthur Fine offers to physicists, philosophers, and historians of science a comprehensive account of Einstein's distinctive realism, which he links to current debates in physics.

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In this new edition, Arthur Fine looks at Einstein's philosophy of science and develops his own views on realism. A new Afterword discusses the reaction to Fine's own theory."What really led Einstein . . . to renounce the new quantum order? For those interested in this question, this book is compulsory reading."—Harvey R. Brown, Americ...

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Arthur Fine offers to physicists, philosophers, and historians of science a comprehensive account of Einstein's distinctive realism, which he links to current debates in physics.

Arthur Fine is the John Evans Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.97 × 6.01 × 0.8 inPublished:December 15, 1996Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0226249492

ISBN - 13:9780226249490

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Table of Contents

Prefaces
1. The Shaky Game
2. The Young Einstein and the Old Einstein
3. Einstein's Critique of Quantum Theory: The Roots and Significance of EPR
4. What Is Einstein's Statistical Interpretation, or, Is It Einstein for Whom Bell's Theorem Tolls?
5. Schrödinger's Cat and Einstein's: The Genesis of a Paradox
6. Einstein's Realism
7. The Natural Ontological Attitude
8. And Not Antirealism Either
9. Is Scientific Realism Compatible with Quantum Physics?
Afterword
Bibliography
Publication Credits
Index

From Our Editors

Arthur Fine offers to physicists, philosophers, and historians of science a comprehensive account of Einstein's distinctive realism, which he links to current debates in physics.