Epistemological and Experimental Perspectives on Quantum Physics

  • Daniel Greenberger
  • Wolfgang L. Reiter
  • Anton Zeilinger

Part of the Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook [1999] book series (VCIY, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Articles

    1. Catherine Chevalley
      Pages 59-73
    2. Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond
      Pages 75-87
    3. B. J. Hiley
      Pages 113-126
    4. Dik Bouwmeester, Jian-Wei Pan, Harald Weinfurter, Anton Zeilinger
      Pages 127-140
    5. H. J. Kimble
      Pages 141-146
    6. H. J. Briegel, J. I. Cirac, W. Dür, G. Giedke, P. Zoller
      Pages 147-154
    7. Walter Thirring
      Pages 187-198
  3. Short Presentations

    1. Markus Arndt, Olaf Nairz, Gerbrand van der Zouw, Anton Zeilinger
      Pages 221-223
    2. Časlav Brukner, Anton Zeilinger
      Pages 231-234
    3. Th. Busch, J. I. Cirac, J. R. Anglin, P. Zoller
      Pages 235-237
    4. Matthew Daniell, Dik Bouwmeester, Jian-Wei Pan, Harald Weinfurter, Anton Zeilinger
      Pages 239-243
    5. Claudia Keller, Jörg Schmiedmayer, Anton Zeilinger
      Pages 245-247
    6. Alois Mair, Anton Zeilinger
      Pages 249-252
    7. László Ropolyi, Péter Szegedi
      Pages 253-256
    8. Gregor Weihs, Thomas Jennewein, Christoph Simon, Harald Weinfurter, Anton Zeilinger
      Pages 267-269
    9. Patrick Zarda, Surasak Chiangga, Thomas Jennewein, Harald Weinfurter
      Pages 271-273
    10. Marek Żukowski, Dagomir Kaszlikowski
      Pages 275-278
  4. Report — Documentation

    1. Ilkka A. Kieseppä, Friedrich Stadler
      Pages 279-301
  5. Review Essay

    1. László E. Szabó
      Pages 337-345
  6. Reviews

    1. Alan W. Richardson, Werner Sauer, Keith Lehrer, Johann Christian Marek, Kevin Mulligan, Jesús Padilla Gálvez et al.
      Pages 347-363
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 365-379

About this book


From the very beginning it was realised that quantum physics involves radically new interpretative and epistemological consequences. While hitherto there has been no satisfactory philosophical analysis of these consequences, recent years have witnessed the accomplishment of many experiments to test the foundations of quantum physics, opening up vistas to a completely novel technology: quantum technology. The contributions in the present volume review the interpretative situation, analyze recent fundamental experiments, and discuss the implications of possible future technological applications.
Readership: Analytic philosophers (logical empiricists), scientists (especially physicists), historians of logic, mathematics and physics, philosophers of science, and advanced students and researchers in these fields. Can be used for seminars on theoretical and experimental physics and philosophy of science, and as supplementary reading at advanced undergraduate and graduate levels.


Ludwig Wittgenstein Rudolf Carnap epistemological problem invariance philosophy of science probability quantum mechanics reduction science

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Greenberger
    • 1
  • Wolfgang L. Reiter
    • 2
  • Anton Zeilinger
    • 3
  1. 1.City College of New YorkUSA
  2. 2.The Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical PhysicsViennaAustria
  3. 3.University of ViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5354-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1454-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0929-6328
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