Quantum Reality, Relativistic Causality, and Closing the Epistemic Circle

Essays in Honour of Abner Shimony

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-9106-3 (Print) 978-1-4020-9107-0 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Introduction

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      Passion at a Distance

  3. Philosophy, Methodology and History

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      Pages 15-42

      Balancing Necessity and Fallibilism: Charles Sanders Peirce on the Status of Mathematics and its Intersection with the Inquiry into Nature

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      Pages 43-61

      Newton's Methodology

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      Pages 63-68

      Whitehead's Philosophy and Quantum Mechanics (QM)

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      Pages 69-83

      Bohr and the Photon

  4. Bell's Theorem and Nonlocality

    1. Theory

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        Pages 87-94

        Extending the Concept of an “Element of Reality” to Work with Inefficient Detectors

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        Pages 95-104

        A General Proof of Nonlocality without Inequalities for Bipartite States

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        Pages 105-124

        On the Separability of Physical Systems

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        Pages 125-138

        Bell Inequalities: Many Questions, a Few Answers

      Experiment

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        Pages 141-156

        Do Experimental Violations of Bell Inequalities Require a Nonlocal Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics? II: Analysis à la Bell

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        Pages 157-208

        The Physics of 2 ≠ 1+1

  5. Probability, Uncertainty, and Stochastic Modifications of Quantum Mechanics

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      Pages 211-227

      Interpretations of Probability in Quantum Mechanics: A Case of “Experimental Metaphysics”

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      Pages 229-256

      “No Information Without Disturbance”: Quantum Limitations of Measurement

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      Pages 257-292

      How Stands Collapse II

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      Pages 293-310

      Is There a Relation Between the Breakdown of the Superposition Principle and an Indeterminacy in the Structure of the Einsteinian Space-Time?

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      Pages 311-324

      Indistinguishability or Stochastic Dependence?

  6. Relativity

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      Pages 327-347

      Plane Geometry in Spacetime

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      Pages 349-362

      The Transient nows

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      Pages 363-368

      Quantum in Gravity?

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      Pages 369-378

      A Proposed Test of the Local Causality of Spacetime

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