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Quantum reality, relativistic causality, and closing the epistemic circle : essays in honour of Abner Shimony

Author: Abner Shimony; Wayne C Myrvold; Joy Christian
Publisher: [Berlin] : Springer, ©2009.
Series: University of Western Ontario series in philosophy of science, v. 73.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In July 2006, a major international conference was held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada, to celebrate the career and work of a remarkable man of letters. Abner Shimony, who is well known for his pioneering contributions to foundations of quantum mechanics, is a physicist as well as a philosopher, and is highly respected among the intellectuals of both communities. In line with Shimony's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abner Shimony; Wayne C Myrvold; Joy Christian
ISBN: 1402091060 9781402091063 9781402091070 1402091079
OCLC Number: 244609314
Description: xi, 516 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. Introduction II. Philosophy, Methodology, and History III. Bell's Theorem and Nonlocality IV. Probability, Uncertainty, and Stochastic Modifications of Quantum Mechanics V. Relativity VI. Concluding words
Series Title: University of Western Ontario series in philosophy of science, v. 73.
Responsibility: Wayne C. Myrvold ; Joy Christian, [editors].
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In 2006, an international conference was held to honor Abner Shimony, a pioneer in quantum mechanics. This book offers twenty-three lectures from that conference, many written by leading researchers  Read more...

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