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  1. J. E. Baggott (2011). The Quantum Story: A History in 40 Moments. Oxford University Press.
    Prologue: Stormclouds : London, April 1900 -- Quantum of action: The most strenuous work of my life : Berlin, December 1900 ; Annus Mirabilis : Bern, March 1905 ; A little bit of reality : Manchester, April 1913 ; la Comédie Française : Paris, September 1923 ; A strangely beautiful interior : Helgoland, June 1925 ; The self-rotating electron : Leiden, November 1925 ; A late erotic outburst : Swiss Alps, Christmas 1925 -- Quantum interpretation: Ghost field : Oxford, August (...)
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  2. J. E. Baggott (2004). Beyond Measure: Modern Physics, Philosophy, and the Meaning of Quantum Theory. Oxford University Press.
    Quantum theory is one the most important and successful theories of modern physical science. It has been estimated that its principles form the basis for about 30 per cent of the world's manufacturing economy. This is all the more remarkable because quantum theory is a theory that nobody understands. The meaning of Quantum Theory introduces science students to the theory's fundamental conceptual and philosophical problems, and the basis of its non-understandability. It does this with the barest minimum of jargon and (...)
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  3. Jeffrey A. Barrett (2001). The Strange World of Quantum Mechanics Daniel F. Styer. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (2):393-396.
  4. Robert W. Batterman (1991). Chaos, Quantization, and the Correspondence Principle. Synthese 89 (2):189 - 227.
  5. J. S. Bell (2004). Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics: Collected Papers on Quantum Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
    This book comprises all of John Bell's published and unpublished papers in the field of quantum mechanics, including two papers that appeared after the first edition was published. It also contains a preface written for the first edition, and an introduction by Alain Aspect that puts into context Bell's great contribution to the quantum philosophy debate. One of the leading expositors and interpreters of modern quantum theory, John Bell played a major role in the development of our current understanding of (...)
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  6. Gordon Belot (1995). Determinism and Ontology. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 9 (1):85 – 101.
    Abstract In the philosophical literature, there are two common criteria for a physical theory to be deterministic. The older one is due to the logical empiricists, and is a purely formal criterion. The newer one can be found in the work of John Earman and David Lewis and depends on the intended interpretation of the theory. In this paper I argue that the former must be rejected, and something like the latter adopted. I then discuss the relevance of these points (...)
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  7. Henry F. Birkenhauer (1939). Causality and Quantum Physics. Modern Schoolman 16 (2):35-37.
  8. Eftichios Bitsakis (1988). Quantum Statistical Determinism. Foundations of Physics 18 (3):331-355.
    This paper attempts to analyze the concept of quantum statistical determinism. This is done after we have clarified the epistemic difference between causality and determinism and discussed the content of classical forms of determinism—mechanical and dynamical. Quantum statistical determinism transcends the classical forms, for it expresses the multiple potentialities of quantum systems. The whole argument is consistent with a statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics.
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  9. D. I. Blokhint͡sev (1968). The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics. New York, Humanities.
  10. Aage Bohr, Ben R. Mottelson & Ole Ulfbeck (2004). The Principle Underlying Quantum Mechanics. Foundations of Physics 34 (3):405-417.
  11. H. Brown (2007). A. Elitzur, S. Dolev and N. Kolenda, Editors, Quo Vadis Quantum Mechanics?, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York (2005) ISBN 3-540-22188-3 (61 Figs., 421pp., $ 59.95, Hardcover). [REVIEW] Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 38 (4):979-982.
  12. Jeffrey Bub (1970). Book Review:The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics D. I. Blokhintsev. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 37 (1):153-.
  13. Grzegorz Bugajak (2011). Causality and Determinism in Modern Physics. In Adam Świeżyński (ed.), Knowledge and Values, Wyd. UKSW, Warszawa. 73–94.
    The paper revisits the old controversy over causality and determinism and argues, in the first place, that non˗deterministic theories of modern science are largely irrelevant to the philosophical issue of the causality principle. As it seems to be the ‘moral’ of the uncertainty principle, the reason why a deterministic theory cannot be applied to the description of certain physical systems is that it is impossible to capture such properties of the system, which are required by a desired theory. These properties (...)
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  14. Ernst Cassirer (1956). Determinism and Indeterminism in Modern Physics. New Haven, Yale University Press.
  15. Eric Cator & Klaas Landsman (2014). Constraints on Determinism: Bell Versus Conway–Kochen. Foundations of Physics 44 (7):781-791.
    Bell’s Theorem from Physics 36:1–28 (1964) and the (Strong) Free Will Theorem of Conway and Kochen from Notices AMS 56:226–232 (2009) both exclude deterministic hidden variable theories (or, in modern parlance, ‘ontological models’) that are compatible with some small fragment of quantum mechanics, admit ‘free’ settings of the archetypal Alice and Bob experiment, and satisfy a locality condition akin to parameter independence. We clarify the relationship between these theorems by giving reformulations of both that exactly pinpoint their resemblance and their (...)
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  16. C. M. Caves (1994). Quantum Theory: Concepts and Methods. Foundations of Physics 24:1583-1583.
  17. Peter Caws (1963). A Quantum Theory of Causality. Synthese 15 (1):317 - 326.
  18. Philip Clayton (2009). Constraint and Freedom in the Movement From Quantum Physics to Theology. In F. LeRon Shults, Nancey C. Murphy & Robert J. Russell (eds.), Philosophy, Science and Divine Action. Brill.
  19. R. Clifton (1995). Quantum Theory: Concepts and Methods. Foundations of Physics 25:205-205.
  20. Michael E. Cuffaro (2014). Review Of: Christopher G. Timpson, Quantum Information Theory and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 81 (4):681-684,.
  21. John Earman (2009). Essential Self-Adjointness: Implications for Determinism and the Classical–Quantum Correspondence. Synthese 169 (1):27 - 50.
    It is argued that seemingly “merely technical” issues about the existence and uniqueness of self-adjoint extensions of symmetric operators in quantum mechanics have interesting implications for foundations problems in classical and quantum physics. For example, pursuing these technical issues reveals a sense in which quantum mechanics can cure some of the forms of indeterminism that crop up in classical mechanics; and at the same time it reveals the possibility of a form of indeterminism in quantum mechanics that is quite distinct (...)
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  22. John Earman (2008). How Determinism Can Fail in Classical Physics and How Quantum Physics Can (Sometimes) Provide a Cure. Philosophy of Science 75 (5):817-829.
    Various fault modes of determinism in classical physics are outlined. It is shown how quantum mechanics can cure some forms of classical indeterminism. †To contact the author, please write to: Department of HPS, University of Pittsburgh, 1017 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260; e‐mail: jearman@pitt.edu.
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  23. Shan Gao, The Basis of Indeterminism.
    We show that the motion of particles may be essentially discontinuous and random.
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  24. Clark Glymour (1971). Determinism, Ignorance, and Quantum Mechanics. Journal of Philosophy 68 (21):744-751.
    is every bit as intelligible and philosophically respectable as many other doctrines currently in favor, e.g., the doctrine that mental events are identical with brain events; the attempt to give a linguistic construal of this latter doctrine meets many of the same sorts of difficulties encountered above (see Hempel, op. cit.). Secondly, I think that evidence for universal determinism may not, as a matter of fact, be so hard to come by as one might imagine. It is a striking fact (...)
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  25. Pilar González (2009). The Struggle Against Indeterminism in Quantum Mechanics Through Louis de Broglie and Max Born's Scientific and Philosophical Legacy. In González Recio & José Luis (eds.), Philosophical Essays on Physics and Biology. G. Olms.
  26. Daniel M. Hausman (1999). Lessons From Quantum Mechanics. Synthese 121 (1-2):79-92.
  27. Werner Heisenberg (1971). Physics and Beyond: Encounters and Conversations. G. Allen & Unwin.
  28. Werner Heisenberg (1958/1999). Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science. Prometheus Books.
  29. Gerard ’T. Hooft (2014). Superstrings and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. Foundations of Physics 44 (5):463-471.
    It is put forward that modern elementary particle physics cannot be completely unified with the laws of gravity and general relativity without addressing the question of the ontological interpretation of quantum mechanics itself. The position of superstring theory in this general question is emphasized: superstrings may well form exactly the right mathematical system that can explain how quantum mechanics can be linked to a deterministic picture of our world. Deterministic interpretations of quantum mechanics are usually categorically rejected, because of Bell’s (...)
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  30. Sabine Hossenfelder (2011). Testing Super-Deterministic Hidden Variables Theories. Foundations of Physics 41 (9):1521-1531.
    We propose to experimentally test non-deterministic time evolution in quantum mechanics by consecutive measurements of non-commuting observables on the same prepared state. While in the standard theory the measurement outcomes are uncorrelated, in a super-deterministic hidden variables theory the measurements would be correlated. We estimate that for macroscopic experiments the correlation time is too short to have been noticed yet, but that it may be possible with a suitably designed microscopic experiment to reach a parameter range where one would expect (...)
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  31. Fannie Huang (ed.) (2006). Quantum Physics: An Anthology of Current Thought. Rosen Pub. Group.
  32. Kurt HÜbner (1973). The Philosophical Background of Hidden Variables in Quantum Mechanics. Man and World 6 (4):421.
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  33. Arthur Jabs, A Conjecture Concerning Determinism and Phases in Quantum Mechanics. arXiv.
    It is shown that it is possible to introduce determinism into quantum mechanics by tracing the probabilities in the Born rules back to pseudorandomness in the absolute phase constants of the wave functions. Each wave function is conceived to contain an individual phase factor exp(i alpha). In an ensemble of systems the phase constants alpha are taken to be pseudorandom numbers. A reduction process (collapse) of the wave function, independent of any measurement, is conceived to be a spatial contraction, and (...)
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  34. Stephen Leeds (1995). Holes and Determinism: Another Look. Philosophy of Science 62 (3):425-437.
    I argue that Earman and Norton's familiar "hole argument" raises questions as to whether GTR is a deterministic theory only given a certain assumption about determinism: namely, that to ask whether a theory is deterministic is to ask about the physical situations described by the theory. I think this is a mistake: whether a theory is deterministic is a question about what sentences can be proved within the theory. I show what these sentences look like: for interesting theories, a harmless (...)
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  35. V. F. Lenzen (1962). Book Review:From Dualism to Unity in Quantum Physics Alfred Lande. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 29 (2):213-.
  36. Peter J. Lewis (2006). Conspiracy Theories of Quantum Mechanics. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 57 (2):359-381.
    It has long been recognized that a local hidden variable theory of quantum mechanics can in principle be constructed, provided one is willing to countenance pre-measurement correlations between the properties of measured systems and measuring devices. However, this ‘conspiratorial’ approach is typically dismissed out of hand. In this article I examine the justification for dismissing conspiracy theories of quantum mechanics. I consider the existing arguments against such theories, and find them to be less than conclusive. I suggest a more powerful (...)
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  37. Peter J. Lewis (2006). Conspiracy Theories of Quantum Mechanics. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 57 (2):359-381.
    It has long been recognized that a local hidden-variable theory of quantum mechanics can in principle be constructed, provided one is willing to countenance pre-measurement correlations between the properties of measured systems and measuring devices. However, this “conspiratorial” approach is typically dismissed out of hand. In this paper I examine the justification for dismissing conspiracy theories of quantum mechanics. I consider the existing arguments against such theories, and find them to be less than conclusive. I suggest a more powerful argument (...)
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  38. Henry Margenau (1967). Quantum Mechanics, Free Will, and Determinism. Journal of Philosophy 64 (21):714-725.
  39. Donald H. Menzel & David Layzer (1949). The Physical Principles of the Quantum Theory. Philosophy of Science 16 (4):303-324.
  40. N. D. Mermin (1983). The Great Quantum Muddle. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 50 (4):651-.
  41. Thomas Mormann (forthcoming). From Mathematics to Quantum Mechanics - On the Conceptual Unity of Cassirer's Philosophy of Science (1907 - 1937). In J. Tyler Friedman & Sebastian Luft (eds.), The Philosophy of Ernst Cassirer. A Novel Assessment. de Gruyter.
  42. Thomas Muller (2007). A Branching Space-Times View on Quantum Error Correction. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 38 (3):635-652.
    In this paper we describe some first steps for bringing the framework of branching space-times to bear on quantum information theory. Our main application is quantum error correction. It is shown that branching space-times offers a new perspective on quantum error correction: as a supplement to the orthodox slogan, ``fight entanglement with entanglement'', we offer the new slogan, ``fight indeterminism with indeterminism''.
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  43. Ernest Nagel (1946). Professor Reichenbach on Quantum Mechanics: A Rejoinder. Journal of Philosophy 43 (9):247-250.
  44. Jörg Neunhäuserer, Dynamics, Quantum Mechanics and the Indeterminism of Nature.
    We show that determinism is false assuming a realistic interpretation of quantum mechanics and considering the sensitive dynamics of macroscopical physical systems.
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  45. John Norton (1999). A Quantum Mechanical Supertask. Foundations of Physics 29 (8):1265-1302.
    That quantum mechanical measurement processes are indeterministic is widely known. The time evolution governed by the differential Schrödinger equation can also be indeterministic under the extreme conditions of a quantum supertask, the quantum analogue of a classical supertask. Determinism can be restored by requiring normalizability of the supertask state vector, but it must be imposed as an additional constraint on the differential Schrödinger equation.
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  46. T. Parent (forthcoming). An Objection to the Laplacean Chalmers. Journal for General Philosophy of Science.
    I discuss David Chalmers’ “scrutability thesis,” roughly that a Laplacean intellect could know every truth about the universe from a “compact class” of basic truths. It is argued that despite Chalmers’ remarks to the contrary, the thesis is problematic owing to quantum indeterminacy. Chalmers attempts to “frontload” various principles into the compact class to help out. But though frontloading may succeed in principle, Chalmers does not frontload enough to avoid the problem.
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  47. Asher Peres (1996). Generalized Kochen-Specker Theorem. Foundations of Physics 26 (6):807-812.
    A generalized Kochen-Specker theorem is proved. It is shown that there exist sets of n projection operators, representing n yes-no questions about a quantum system, such that none of the 2″ possible answers is compatible with sum rules imposed by quantum mechanics. Namely, if a subset of commuting projection operators sums up to a matrix having only even or only odd eigenvalues, the number of “yes” answers ought to he even or odd, respectively. This requirement may lead to contradictions. An (...)
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  48. Mark Stephen Pestana (2001). Complexity Theory, Quantum Mechanics and Radically Free Self Determination. Journal of Mind and Behavior 22 (4):365-388.
    It has been claimed that quantum mechanics, unlike classical mechanics, allows for free will. In this paper I articulate that claim and explain how a complex physical system possessing fractal-like self similarity could exhibitboth self consciousness and self determination. I use complexity theory to show how quantum mechanical indeterminacies at the neural level could “percolate up” to the levels of scale within the brain at which sensory-motor information transformations occur. Finally, I explain how macro level indeterminacy could be coupled with (...)
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  49. Karl R. Popper (1950). Indeterminism in Quantum Physics and in Classical Physics. Part II. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 1 (3):173-195.
  50. Karl R. Popper (1950). Indeterminism in Quantum Physics and in Classical Physics. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 1 (2):117-133.
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