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About this book
This edited volume explores the philosophical implications of quantum mechanics. It features papers from venues of the International Ontology Congress (IOC) up to 2016. IOC is a worldwide platform for dialogue and reflection on the interactions between science and philosophy.
The collection features philosophers as well as physicists, including David Albert, Harvey Brown, Jeffrey Bub, Otávio Bueno, James Cushing, Steven French, Victor Gomez-Pin, Carl Hoefer, Simon Kochen, Peter Lewis, Tim Maudlin, Peter Mittlestatedt, Roland Omnès, Juha Saatsi, Albert Solé, David Wallace, and Anton Zeilinger.
Since the early days of quantum mechanics, philosophers have studied the subject with growing technical skill and fruitfulness. Their efforts have unveiled intellectual bridges between physics and philosophy. These connections have helped fuel the contemporary debate about the scope and limits of realism and understanding in the interpretation of physical theories and scientific theories in general. The philosophical analysis of quantum mechanics is now one of the most sophisticated and productive areas in contemporary philosophy, as the papers in this collection illustrate.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Philosophers Look at Quantum Mechanics
- Series Title Synthese Library
- Series Abbreviated Title Synthese Library
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15659-6
- Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-15658-9
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-15661-9
- eBook ISBN 978-3-030-15659-6
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XVI, 312
- Number of Illustrations 35 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Philosophy of Science
History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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