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From physics to philosophy

Author: Jeremy Butterfield; Michael Redhead; Constantine Pagonis
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of essays by leading philosophers of physics offers philosophical perspectives on two of the central elements of modern physics, quantum theory and relativity. The topics examined include the notorious 'measurement problem' of quantum theory and the attempts to solve it by attributing extra values to physical quantities, the mysterious nonlocality of quantum theory, the curious properties of spatial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
From physics to philosophy.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
(DLC) 99011531
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Butterfield; Michael Redhead; Constantine Pagonis
ISBN: 0521660254 9780521660259 9780511597947 0511597940 0521154472 9780521154475
OCLC Number: 1057916826
Notes: Papers from a two-day conference held at Cambridge University in June 1997 on the occasion of Michael Redhead's retirement. A bibliography of Redhead's writings is included.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction.
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Description: xv, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Details: System requirements: Internet connectivity, World Wide Web browser, and Adobe Acrobat reader.; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents: Introduction / Jeremy Butterfield and Constantine Pagonis --
1. Locality and the Hardy theorem / Arthur Fine --
2. Beables in algebraic quantum theory / Rob Clifton --
3. Aspects of objectivity in quantum mechanics / Harvey Brown --
4. The 'beables' of relativistic pilot-wave theory / Simon Saunders --
5. Bohmian mechanics and chaos / James Cushing and Gary Bowman --
6. Strange positions / Gordon Fleming and Jeremy Butterfield --
7. From metaphysics to physics / Gordon Belot and John Earman --
8. Models and mathematics in physics: the role of group theory / Steven French --
9. Can the fundamental laws of nature be the results of evolution? / Abner Shimony.
Responsibility: edited by Jeremy Butterfield and Constantine Pagonis.
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