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Experimental Metaphysics : Quantum Mechanical Studies for Abner Shimony, Volume One - Robert S. Cohen

Experimental Metaphysics

Quantum Mechanical Studies for Abner Shimony, Volume One

By: Robert S. Cohen (Editor), M. Horne (Editor), J. J. Stachel (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1997
ISBN: 9780792344520
Number Of Pages: 262

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Experimental Metaphysics is intended for theoretical physicists and philosophers of science and is devoted to fundamental issues in the quantum domain. The book presents a number of discussions of experiments, theoretical puzzles and alternative interpretations, and philosophical treatments of the metaphysical foundations of science and the way these throw a scientific light on metaphysics. Hence the title: `experimental metaphysics' is a term coined by Abner Shimony, to whom the book is dedicated.
This collection of 16 scientific and philosophical essays by leading physicists, philosophers and historians of science deals with current research and the most basic issues in quantum physics.

Preface
Protective Measurements of Two-State Vectors
What is the Referent of a Nonpure Quantum State? A. Amann
Classical and Quantum Physical Geometry
Borromean Entanglement of the GHZ State
Is the Quantum State (an) Observable?
Aiming at Describing Empirical Reality
An Interpretation which is Appropriate for Dynamical Reduction Theories
Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Reasoning in Nonlocality Theorems
Spacetime and Separability: Problems of Identity and Individuation in Fundamental Physics
`Les recettes qui rFussissent toujours'
How to Ascertain the Value of Every Member of a Set of Observables that Cannot all Have Values
Is Quantum Mechanics a Probabilistic Theory?
The Decision Problem for Entanglement
Bell Inequalities with Postselection
Action and Passion at a Distance
The Relativistic EPR Argument
The History Approach Viewed by an External Observer
Maximal Extension of an Impossibility Theorem Concerning Quantum Measurement
Feynman Paths and Quantum Entanglement: Is There Any More to the Mystery?
Bibliography of Abner Shimony
Index of Names
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ISBN: 9780792344520
ISBN-10: 0792344529
Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 31st May 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.25