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)

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About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4876-9
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4875-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4876-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-659X
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