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Cushing, James T. 1937-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 106 publications in 5 languages and 3,265 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: QC174.12, 530.12
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Most widely held works by James T Cushing
Philosophical concepts in physics : the historical relation between philosophy and scientific theories by James T Cushing( Book )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical consequences of quantum theory : reflections on Bell's theorem( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and reality : recent work in the philosophy of science : essays in honor of Ernan McMullin( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum mechanics : historical contingency and the Copenhagen hegemony by James T Cushing( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why does one theory "succeed" while another, possibly equally clear and robust, fails? By exploring two observationally equivalent yet conceptually incompatible views of quantum mechanics, James T. Cushing shows how historical contingency can be crucial in determining a theory's construction and its position among competing views. Since the late 1920s, the theory formulated by Niels Bohr and his colleagues at Copenhagen has been the dominant interpretation of quantum mechanics. Yet an alternative interpretation, rooted in the work of Louis de Broglie in the early 1920s and reformulated and extended by David Bohm and his colleagues in the 1950s, explains the observational data equally well. Through a detailed historical and sociological study of the physicists who developed different theories of quantum mechanics, the debates within and between opposing camps, and the reception given each theory, Cushing shows that despite the preeminence of the Copenhagen view, the Bohm interpretation cannot be ignored. Cushing contends that the Copenhagen interpretation became widely accepted not because it is a better explanation of subatomic phenomena than Bohm's but because it happened to appear first. Focusing on the philosophical, social, and cultural forces that have shaped one of the most important developments in modern physics, this provocative book examines the role that timing can play in the establishment of theory and explanation
Applied analytical mathematics for physical scientists by James T Cushing( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory construction and selection in modern physics : the S matrix by James T Cushing( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bohmian mechanics and quantum theory : an appraisal by James T Cushing( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is not a Festschrift in honor of David Bohm or a collection of papers simply stating uncritically a particular interpretation of quantum mechanics. Rather, it is a contribution to the serious and ongoing critical analysis, extension and application of the central ideas of David Bohm's version of quantum mechanics to test them for consistency, empirical adequacy and fruitfulness in generating new avenues of research. The papers in this volume are grouped around four main topics: the essentials of Bohmian mechanics; detailed applications and extensions of these basics; historical and conceptual analyses of the program; comparisons and contrasts with other formulations of quantum mechanics. This book will be of interest to physicists and to philosophers and historians of science - really to anyone concerned with foundational issues in quantum mechanics
Philosophical consequences of quantum theory : reflections on Bell's theory( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A double dispersion relation for a class of nonlocal potentials by James T Cushing( Book )

2 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fizikte felsefi kavramlar I : felsefe ve bilimsel kuramlar arasındaki tarihsel ilişki by James T Cushing( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue of invited papers in honor and memory of James T. Cushing : 1937 - 2002( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Science & reality : recent work in the philosophy of science by James T Cushing( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

B. Holly's patent fire hydrants. by N.Y.) Holly Manufacturing Company (Lockport( Book )

1 edition published in 1881 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La díficil tarea de articular historia, filosofía e introducción a la física. Una perspectiva americana by James T Cushing( )

1 edition published in 1991 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

El desdén por buscar vías histórico- filosoficas para que la física sea comprendida por sus elegidos. Desde esta tesis, este artículo aborda la utilidad del enfoque histórico-filosófico en la enseñanza de la física
Concepte filosofice în fizică : relaţia istorică dintre filosofie şi teoriile ştiinţifice by James T Cushing( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Romanian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Philosophical concepts in physics : the historical relation between philosophy and scientific theories
Alternative Names
Cushing, J. T. 1937-

Cushing, James Thomas 1937-

James T. Cushing Physicist

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Quantum mechanics : historical contingency and the Copenhagen hegemonyTheory construction and selection in modern physics : the S matrixBohmian mechanics and quantum theory : an appraisal