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  1. Diederik Aerts (ed.) (1999). Quantum Structures and the Nature of Reality: The Indigo Book of 'Einstein Meets Magritte'. Kluwer Academic.
    Quantum Structures and the Nature of Reality is a collection of papers written for an interdisciplinary audience about the quantum structure research within the International Quantum Structures Association. The advent of quantum mechanics has changed our scientific worldview in a fundamental way. Many popular and semi-popular books have been published about the paradoxical aspects of quantum mechanics. Usually, however, these reflections find their origin in the standard views on quantum mechanics, most of all the wave-particle duality picture. Contrary to relativity (...)
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  2. Diederik Aerts, Jan Broekaert & Sonja Smets (1998). Inconsistencies in Constituent Theories of World Views: Quantum Mechanical Examples. [REVIEW] Foundations of Science 3 (2):313-340.
    We put forward the hypothesis that there exist three basic attitudes towards inconsistencies within world views: (1) The inconsistency is tolerated temporarily and is viewed as an expression of a temporary lack of knowledge due to an incomplete or wrong theory. The resolution of the inconsistency is believed to be inherent to the improvement of the theory. This improvement ultimately resolves the contradiction and therefore we call this attitude the ‘regularising’ attitude; (2) The inconsistency is tolerated and both contradicting elements (...)
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  3. Shahriar S. Afshar, Eduardo Flores, Keith F. McDonald & Ernst Knoesel (2007). Paradox in Wave-Particle Duality. Foundations of Physics 37 (2):295-305.
    We report on the simultaneous determination of complementary wave and particle aspects of light in a double-slit type “welcher-weg” experiment beyond the limitations set by Bohr’s Principle of Complementarity. Applying classical logic, we verify the presence of sharp interference in the single photon regime, while reliably maintaining the information about the particular pinhole through which each individual photon had passed. This experiment poses interesting questions on the validity of Complementarity in cases where measurements techniques that avoid Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle and (...)
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  4. Valia Allori (2013). Review of "Do We Really Understand Quantum Mechanics?&Quot; by Franck Laloë. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Review.
  5. Marcus Arvan (2014). A Unified Explanation of Quantum Phenomena? The Case for the Peer‐to‐Peer Simulation Hypothesis as an Interdisciplinary Research Program. Philosophical Forum 45 (4):433-446.
    In my 2013 article, “A New Theory of Free Will”, I argued that several serious hypotheses in philosophy and modern physics jointly entail that our reality is structurally identical to a peer-to-peer (P2P) networked computer simulation. The present paper outlines how quantum phenomena emerge naturally from the computational structure of a P2P simulation. §1 explains the P2P Hypothesis. §2 then sketches how the structure of any P2P simulation realizes quantum superposition and wave-function collapse (§2.1.), quantum indeterminacy (§2.2.), wave-particle duality (§2.3.), (...)
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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.
  9. 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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  10. L. C. Biedenharn & J. C. Solem (1995). A Quantum-Mechanical Treatment of Szilard's Engine: Implications for the Entropy of Information. [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 25 (8):1221-1229.
    We present a quantum-mechanical analysis of Szilard's famous single-molecule engine, showing that it is analogous to the double-slit experiment. We further show that the energy derived from the engine's operation is provided by the act of observing the molecule's location. The engine can be operated with no increase in physical entropy, and the second law of thermodynamics does not compel us to relate physical entropy to informational entropy. We conclude that information per seis a subjective, idealized, concept separated from the (...)
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  11. James Robert Brown (1987). The Shaky Game: Einstein, Realism, and the Quantum Theory Arthur Fine Chicaco, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1986. Pp. Xi, 186. $25.00. [REVIEW] Dialogue 26 (04):776-.
  12. Paul Busch & Gregg Jaeger, Welcher-Weg Experiment (Compendium Entry).
    This is an entry to the Compendium of Quantum Physics, edited by F Weinert, K Hentschel and D Greenberger, to be published by Springer-Verlag.
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  13. Kristian Camilleri (2006). Heisenberg and the Wave–Particle Duality. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 37 (2):298-315.
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  14. C. M. Caves (1994). Quantum Theory: Concepts and Methods. Foundations of Physics 24:1583-1583.
  15. Lucas C. Céleri, Rafael M. Gomes, Radu Ionicioiu, Thomas Jennewein, Robert B. Mann & Daniel R. Terno (2014). Quantum Control in Foundational Experiments. Foundations of Physics 44 (5):576-587.
    We describe a new class of experiments designed to probe the foundations of quantum mechanics. Using quantum controlling devices, we show how to attain a freedom in temporal ordering of the control and detection of various phenomena. We consider wave–particle duality in the context of quantum-controlled and the entanglement-assisted delayed-choice experiments. Then we discuss a quantum-controlled CHSH experiment and measurement of photon’s transversal position and momentum in a single set-up.
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  16. R. Clifton (1995). Quantum Theory: Concepts and Methods. Foundations of Physics 25:205-205.
  17. Marie-Christine Combourieu & Helmut Rauch (1992). The Wave-Particle Dualism in 1992: A Summary. [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 22 (12):1403-1434.
    We review the past and present theoretical and experimental situations relating to wave-particle dualism. New tests aimed at enlightening the individual behavior as awave, then as aparticle, of asingle quantum mechanical system in the same experimental run are presented. The related epistemological, philosophical, and historical backgrounds are presented in a twofold exposition taking into account thepositivistic standard Copenhagen interpretation as well as therealist de Broglian point of view.
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  18. C. Cormier-Delanoue (1995). Wave-Corpuscle Duality of Light Reconsidered. Foundations of Physics 25 (3):465-479.
    The old and yet unanswered question of the precise nature of light, although completely and deliberately neglected nowadays, is reexamined by several new methods, both theoretical and experimental. The wave-corpuscle duality of light then appears somewhat different, and a new hypothesis on the process of electromagnetic interaction may be proposed in an attempt to untangle the dilemma and reach a more realistic description.
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  19. J. R. Croca (1987). Neutron Interferometry Can Prove (or Refute) the Existence of de Broglie's Waves. Foundations of Physics 17 (10):971-980.
    An experimental apparatus based on neutron interferometry is is presented which can in principle decide the question whether the empty waves of de Broglie really exist or not.
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  20. Michael Cuffaro (2010). The Kantian Framework of Complementarity. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 41 (4):309-317.
    A growing number of commentators have, in recent years, noted the important affinities in the views of Immanuel Kant and Niels Bohr. While these commentators are correct, the picture they present of the connections between Bohr and Kant is painted in broad strokes; it is open to the criticism that these affinities are merely superficial. In this essay, I provide a closer, structural, analysis of both Bohr's and Kant's views that makes these connections more explicit. In particular, I demonstrate the (...)
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  21. Michael E. Cuffaro (2013). On the Physical Explanation for Quantum Computational Speedup. Dissertation, The University of Western Ontario
    The aim of this dissertation is to clarify the debate over the explanation of quantum speedup and to submit, for the reader's consideration, a tentative resolution to it. In particular, I argue, in this dissertation, that the physical explanation for quantum speedup is precisely the fact that the phenomenon of quantum entanglement enables a quantum computer to fully exploit the representational capacity of Hilbert space. This is impossible for classical systems, joint states of which must always be representable as product (...)
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  22. Louis de Broglie (1970). The Reinterpretation of Wave Mechanics. Foundations of Physics 1 (1):5-15.
    The author begins by recalling how he was led in 1923–24 to the ideas of wave mechanics in generalizing the ideas of Einstein's theory of light quanta. He made himself at that time a concrete physical picture of the coexistence of waves and particles and, in 1927, attempted to give them precise form in his “theory of the double solution.” As other ideas prevailed at the time, he abandoned the development of his conception. But for the past twenty years, once (...)
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  23. C. Dewdney, A. Garuccio, Ph Gueret, A. Kyprianidis & J. P. Vigier (1985). Time-Dependent Neutron Interferometry: Evidence Against Wave Packet Collapse? [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 15 (10):1031-1042.
    If the energy-absorbing radio-frequency spin-flipping device used in perfect crystal neutron interferometry is an intermediate measuring device, then the experimental results contradict the associated wave packet collapse and support the real existence of the de Broglie pilot waves in both arms while the neutron travels in only one.
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  24. C. Dewdney, G. Horton, M. M. Lam, Z. Malik & M. Schmidt (1992). Wave-Particle Dualism and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. Foundations of Physics 22 (10):1217-1265.
    The realist interpretations of quantum theory, proposed by de Broglie and by Bohm, are re-examined and their differences, especially concerning many-particle systems and the relativistic regime, are explored. The impact of the recently proposed experiments of Vigier et al. and of Ghose et al. on the debate about the interpretation of quantum mechanics is discussed. An indication of how de Broglie and Bohm would account for these experimental results is given.
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  25. Dennis Dieks (1990). Quantum Statistics, Identical Particles and Correlations. Synthese 82 (1):127 - 155.
    It is argued that the symmetry and anti-symmetry of the wave functions of systems consisting of identical particles have nothing to do with the observational indistinguishability of these particles. Rather, a much stronger conceptual indistinguishability is at the bottom of the symmetry requirements. This can be used to argue further, in analogy to old arguments of De Broglie and Schrödinger, that the reality described by quantum mechanics has a wave-like rather than particle-like structure. The question of whether quantum statistics alone (...)
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  26. Anthony Duncan & Michel Janssen (2008). Pascual Jordan's Resolution of the Conundrum of the Wave-Particle Duality of Light. [REVIEW] Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B.
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  27. Anthony Duncan & Michel Janssen (2008). Pascual Jordan's Resolution of the Conundrum of the Wave-Particle Duality of Light. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 39 (3):634-666.
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  28. Helmut J. Efinger (1981). Solitary Waves on a Curved Space-Time. Foundations of Physics 11 (9-10):791-795.
    A nonlinear partial differential equation is derived which admits plane solitary waves on a conformally flat Riemannian space-time. The metric is determined by the amplitude of these waves. By interpreting these solitary waves as particles we arrive at the following picture: these particles are confined to regions exhibiting singular (very large) amplitudes in an otherwise continuous wavetrain. There is, thus, no distinction between the notion of a particle and that of a wave.
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  29. Dieter Fick & Horst Kant (2009). Walther Bothe's Contributions to the Understanding of the Wave-Particle Duality of Light. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 40 (4):395-405.
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  30. Peter D. Finch (1984). The Operator Formalism of Quantum Mechanics From the Viewpoint of Short Disturbances in Nonrelativistic Classical Motion. Foundations of Physics 14 (4):281-306.
    The effect of short disturbances on nonrelativistic motion is formulated in terms of operators. Analogies with quantum mechanics are developed and some disparities noted. For the one-dimensional particle we obtain analogues of the de Broglie wave commonly associated with particle motion, Heisenberg's commutation relation, Schrödinger's equation, and the statistical interpretation. Whether these results have any bearing on quantum mechanics itself is left an open question.
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  31. John J. Fleming (1964). Sub-Quantum Entities. Philosophy of Science 31 (3):271-274.
    The possibility of a sub-quantum mechanical realm has been investigated in recent years by DeBroglie, Bohm, Vigier, and others. It is felt that what is needed in this investigation is some simple and direct resolution of the problem as to whether sub-quantum entities exist or not. By restricting attention to quanta of light energy there is presented a theoretical expression for a sub-quantum or micro-photon which has proven to be testable. It is possible by this development to bridge the particle-wave (...)
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  32. Eduardo V. Flores (2008). Reply to Comments of Steuernagel on the Afshar's Experiment. Foundations of Physics 38 (8):778-781.
    We respond to criticism of our paper “Paradox in Wave-Particle Duality for Non-Perturbative Measurements”. We disagree with Steuernagel’s derivation of the visibility of the Afshar experiment. To calculate the fringe visibility, Steuernagel utilizes two different experimental situations, i.e. the wire grid in the pattern minima and in the pattern maxima. In our assessment, this procedure cannot lead to the correct result for the complementarity properties of a wave-particle in one particular experimental set-up.
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  33. Peter Forrest (1988). Quantum Metaphysics. B. Blackwell.
    The book comprises an enquiry into what quantum theory shows us about the world. Its aim is to sort out which metaphysical speculations are tenable and which are not. After an initial discussion of realism, the author provides a non-technical exposition of quantum theory and a criticism of the proposal that quantum theory should make us revise our beliefs about logic. He then discusses the various problems and puzzles which make quantum theory both interesting and perplexing. The text defends three (...)
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  34. Partha Ghose & Dipankar Home (1996). The Two-Prism Experiment and Wave-Particle Duality of Light. Foundations of Physics 26 (7):943-953.
    A number of papers on wave-particle duality has appeared since the two-prism experiment was performed by Mizobuchi and Ohtake, based on a suggestion by Ghose, Home, and Agarwal. Against this backdrop, the present paper provides further clarification of the key issues involved in the analysis of the two-prism experiment. In the process, we present an overview of wave-particle duality vis-a vis Bohr's complementarity principle.
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  35. Partha Ghose & Dipankar Home (1992). Wave-Particle Duality of Single-Photon States. Foundations of Physics 22 (12):1435-1447.
    We review the present status of wave-particle duality of single-photon states in the context of some recent experiments. In particular, Bohr's complementarity principle is critically reexamined. It is explained in detail how this principle is confronted in these experiments and how a contradiction with the notion of “mutual exclusiveness” of classical wave and particle pictures emerges.
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  36. Ravi Gomatam, Against “Position”.
    Although quantum theory is presented as a radically non classical theory in physics, it is an open secret that our present understanding of it is based on a conceptual base borrowed from classical physics, leading to the situation that all of the radical implications of quantum theory are expressed using terminology that, in other circumstances would be considered blatantly self contradictory. To give but a few examples: wave particle duality (one and the same ontological entity can be ascribed two mutually (...)
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  37. Víctor Gómez Pin (1997). New Developments on Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics, Oviedo, julio de 1996. Theoria 12 (1):203-204.
  38. Ph Gueret & J. -P. Vigier (1982). De Broglie's Wave Particle Duality in the Stochastic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: A Testable Physical Assumption. [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 12 (11):1057-1083.
    If one starts from de Broglie's basic relativistic assumptions, i.e., that all particles have an intrinsic real internal vibration in their rest frame, i.e., hv 0 =m 0 c 2 ; that when they are at any one point in space-time the phase of this vibration cannot depend on the choice of the reference frame, then, one can show (following Mackinnon (1) ) that there exists a nondispersive wave packet of de Broglie's waves which can be assimilated to the nonlinear (...)
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  39. B. J. H. (1962). From Dualism to Unity in Quantum Physics. [REVIEW] Review of Metaphysics 15 (4):676-676.
  40. Hans Halvorson & Rob Clifton (2002). No Place for Particles in Relativistic Quantum Theories? Philosophy of Science 69 (1):1-28.
    David Malament (1996) has recently argued that there can be no relativistic quantum theory of (localizable) particles. We consider and rebut several objections that have been made against the soundness of Malament’s argument. We then consider some further objections that might be made against the generality of Malament’s conclusion, and we supply three no‐go theorems to counter these objections. Finally, we dispel potential worries about the counterintuitive nature of these results by showing that relativistic quantum field theory itself explains the (...)
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  41. Richard Healey (1987). Book Review:Open Questions in Quantum Physics Gino Tarozzi, Alwyn van der Merwe. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 54 (1):132-.
  42. Werner Heisenberg (1971). Physics and Beyond: Encounters and Conversations. G. Allen & Unwin.
  43. Werner Heisenberg (1958/1999). Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science. Prometheus Books.
  44. Werner Heisenberg (1930). The Physical Principles of the Quantum Theory. Chicago, Ill.,The University of Chicago Press.
    The contributions of few contemporary scientists have been as far reaching in their effects as those of Nobel Laureate Werner Heisenberg.
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  45. Fannie Huang (ed.) (2006). Quantum Physics: An Anthology of Current Thought. Rosen Pub. Group.
  46. T. J. (2001). Testing Quantum Mechanics on New Ground. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 32 (1):131-134.
  47. Michel Janssen (2008). Pascual Jordan's Resolution of the Conundrum of the Wave-Particle Duality of Light. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 39 (3):634-666.
    In 1909, Einstein derived a formula for the mean square energy fluctuation in blackbody radiation. This formula is the sum of a wave term and a particle term. In a key contribution to the 1926 Dreim¨.
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  48. P. N. Kaloyerou (1992). On the Wootters-Zurek Development of Einstein's Two-Slit Experiment. Foundations of Physics 22 (11):1345-1377.
    We consider the compatibility of the Wootters and Zurek development of information theory as applied to the two-slit experiment with the principle of complementarity. We also consider the limitations of aspects of Wootters and Zurek's analysis, and, independently of complementarity, the extent to which Wootters and Zurek's information theory can be considered a fundamental interpretation of the quantum theory (as applied to particle-wave duality). The question of particle-wave uncertainty relations will also be taken up.
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  49. Goro Kato & Tsunefumi Tanaka (2006). Double-Slit Interference and Temporal Topos. Foundations of Physics 36 (11):1681-1700.
    The electron double-slit interference is re-examined from the point of view of temporal topos. Temporal topos (or t-topos) is an abstract algebraic (categorical) method using the theory of sheaves. A brief introduction to t-topos is given. When the structural foundation for describing particles is based on t-topos, the particle-wave duality of electron is a natural consequence. A presheaf associated with the electron represents both particle-like and wave-like properties depending upon whether an object in the site (t-site) is specified (particle-like) or (...)
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  50. Y. S. Kim & Marilyn E. Noz (2005). Standing Waves in the Lorentz-Covariant World. Foundations of Physics 35 (7):1289-1305.
    When Einstein formulated his special relativity, he developed his dynamics for point particles. Of course, many valiant efforts have been made to extend his relativity to rigid bodies, but this subject is forgotten in history. This is largely because of the emergence of quantum mechanics with wave-particle duality. Instead of Lorentz-boosting rigid bodies, we now boost waves and have to deal with Lorentz transformations of waves. We now have some nderstanding of plane waves or running waves in the covariant picture, (...)
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