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Quantum theory and the flight from realism : philosophical responses to quantum mechanics

Author: Christopher Norris
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Series: Critical realism--interventions.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A critical introduction to the long-standing debate concerning the conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics, and the problems the field has posed for physicists and philosophers from Einstein to  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Norris
ISBN: 0415223210 9780415223218 0415223229 9780415223225
OCLC Number: 41871397
Description: ix, 266 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Is it possible to be a realist about quantum mechanics? --
Quantum theory and the logic of anti-realism --
Bell, Bohm and the EPR debate: a case for nonlocal realism --
Quantum worlds without end: the multiverse according to Deutsch --
Should philosophers take lessons from quantum theory? --
Putnam's progress: quantum theory and the flight from realism --
Can logic be quantum-relativized? Putnam, Dummett and the 'great quantum muddle' --
From Copenhagen to the stars: some ways of quantum worldmaking.
Series Title: Critical realism--interventions.
Responsibility: Christopher Norris.
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"Norris's book is a very clear and engaging introduction to the tensions between realism and QM, and it could be especially helpful for first-time readers in this difficult field."-Kent A. Peacock Read more...

 
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