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Physical Theory and its Interpretation

Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Bub

  • William Demopoulos
  • Itamar Pitowsky

Part of the The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science book series (WONS, volume 72)

Table of contents

About this book


The essays in this volume were written by leading researchers on classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, quantum theory and relativity. The papers cover a number of central topics in the foundations of physics, including the role of symmetry principles in classical and quantum physics (papers by Butterfield and by Healey), Einstein's hole argument in general relativity (Korte), quantum mechanics and special relativity (Hemmo and Berkovitz, Brown and Timpson), quantum correlations (Glymour, Redei), quantum logic (Demopoulos, Isham, Stairs), and quantum probability and information (Gudder, Pitowsky). The authors - philosophers, physicists, and mathematicians - represent a broad spectrum of approaches to foundational issues at the frontiersof contemporary research. This befits a volume in honor of Jeffrey Bub, one of the leading philosophers of physics of the last thirty years, whose influence on the field is evident all the essays collected for this volume.


INFORMATION PHYSICS QUANTUM LOGIC physical theory probability quantum mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • William Demopoulos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Itamar Pitowsky
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Western OntarioOntarioCanada
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaIrvineU.S.A.
  3. 3.Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

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From the reviews:

“This book presents a thorough discussion that will help one to develop a more satisfying perspective of quantum mechanics. … This book is very comprehensive and … I liked it a lot and found it well worth reading.” (Philosophy, Religion and Science Book Reviews,, May, 2014)

"This book is a homage to Jeffery Bub, with twelve contributions from colleagues and friends– philosophers, physicists and mathematicians–working in the foundations and philosophy of modern physics. … this book holds something of interest for philosophers and physicists alike who are interested in the philosophical problems of modern physics. The expositions are generally of high quality, and the book makes for very interesting and, in places even entertaining reading." (Paul Busch, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Vol. 40, 2009)