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  1. Abner Shimony (2009). Bell's Theorem. In Edward N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
     
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  2. Abner Shimony (2009). UnfinishedWork: A Bequest. In. In Wayne C. Myrvold & Joy Christian (eds.), Quantum Reality, Relativistic Causality, and Closing the Epistemic Circle. Springer. 479--491.
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  3. Abner Shimony (2009). Unfinished Work: A Bequest. In Wayne C. Myrvold & Joy Christian (eds.), Quantum Reality, Relativistic Causality, and Closing the Epistemic Circle. Springer. 73--479.
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  4. Abner Shimony (2008). The Concept and Practice of Dialogue in Martin Eger's Philosophy. Philosophical Forum 39 (4):427-438.
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  5. Abner Shimony (2006). An Analysis of Stapp's “A Bell-Type Theorem Without Hidden Variables”. Foundations of Physics 36 (1):61-72.
    H.P. Stapp has proposed a number of demonstrations of a Bell-type theorem which dispensed with an assumption of hidden variables, but relied only upon locality together with an assumption that experimenters can choose freely which of several incompatible observables to measure. In recent papers his strategy has centered upon counterfactual conditionals. Stapp’s paper in American Journal of Physics, 2004, replies to objections raised against earlier expositions of this strategy and proposes a simplified demonstration. The new demonstration is criticized, several subtleties (...)
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  6. Abner Shimony (2005). An Analysis of Ensembles That Are Both Pre- and Post-Selected. Foundations of Physics 35 (2):215-232.
    The idea of ensembles which are both pre- and post-selected was introduced by Aharonov, Bergmann, and Lebowitz and developed by Aharonov and his school. To derive formulae for the probabilities of outcomes of a measurement performed on such an ensemble at a time intermediate between pre-selection and post-selection, the latter group introduces a two-vector formulation of quantum mechanics, one vector propagating in the forward direction in time and one in the backward direction. The formulae which they obtain by this radical (...)
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  7. Abner Shimony (2005). Comment on Norsen's Defense of Einstein's “Box Argument'. American Journal of Physics 73:177--178.
     
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  8. Abner Shimony (2005). Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead (Review). Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy 41 (3):714-723.
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  9. Daniel Greenberger & Abner Shimony (2003). The Presence of David Mermin. Foundations of Physics 33 (10):1419-1422.
  10. Abner Shimony (2003). Four Poems Dedicated to David Mermin. Foundations of Physics 33 (11):1699-1700.
  11. Abner Shimony & Howard Stein (2003). On Quantum Non-Locality, Special Relativity, and Counterfactual Reasoning. In. In A. Ashtekar (ed.), Revisiting the Foundations of Relativistic Physics. 499--521.
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  12. Abhay Ashtekar, Jürgen Renn, Don Howard, Abner Shimony & S. Sarkar (eds.) (2002). Revisiting the Foundations of Relativistic Physics. Festschrift in Honour of John Stachel. Kluwer.
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  13. Abner Shimony (2002). Some Intellectual Obligations of Epistemological Naturalism. In David B. Malament (ed.), Reading Natural Philosophy: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Science and Mathematics. Open Court. 297--313.
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  14. Michael A. Horne, Abner Shimony & Anton Zeilinger (1999). Part I. Invited Papers Dedicated to Daniel Greenberger-for Daniel Greenberger on His 65th Birthday. Foundations of Physics 29 (3):323-324.
     
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  15. Gregg Jaeger & Abner Shimony (1999). An Extremum Principle for a Neutron Diffraction Experiment. Foundations of Physics 29 (3):435-444.
    An extremum principle was postulated by Horne, Finkelstein, Shull, Zeilinger, and Bernstein in order to derive the physically allowable parameters for sinusoidal standing waves governing a neutron in a crystal which is immersed in a strong external magnetic field: “the expectation value of the total potential 〈V〉 is an extremum.” We show that this extremum principle can be obtained from the variational principle used by Schrodinger to derive his nonrelativistic wave equation. We rederive the solutions found by the above-mentioned authors (...)
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  16. Abner Shimony (1999). Can the Fundamental Laws of Nature Be the Results of Evolution? In Jeremy Butterfield & Constantine Pagonis (eds.), From Physics to Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. 208--223.
  17. Abner Shimony (1997). Some Historical and Philosophical Reflections on Science and Enlightenment. Philosophy of Science 64 (4):14.
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  18. Paul Busch & Abner Shimony (1996). Insolubility of the Quantum Measurement Problem for Unsharp Observables. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 27 (4):397-404.
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  19. Abner Shimony (1996). A Bayesian Examination of Time-Symmetry in the Process of Measurement. Erkenntnis 45 (2-3):337 - 348.
    We investigate the thesis of Aharonov, Bergmann, and Lebowitz that time-symmetry holds in ensembles defined by both an initial and a final condition, called preand postselected ensembles. We distinguish two senses of time symmetry and show that the first one, concerning forward directed and time reversed measurements, holds if the measurement process is ideal, but fails if the measurement process is non-ideal, i.e., violates Lüders's rule. The second kind of time symmetry, concerning the interchange of initial and final conditions, fails (...)
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  20. Abner Shimony (1996). For the Birthday of a Decision Theorist. Erkenntnis 45 (2-3):143 -.
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  21. Peter G. Bergmann, Henry Margenau, Abdus Salam, Robert S. Cohen, Jagdish Mehra, Abner Shimony, Olivier Costa de Beauregard, André Mercier, EСG Sudarshan & Hans G. Dehmelt (1995). Of Physics. Foundations of Physics 25 (1).
     
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  22. A. Shimony (1995). The Confrontation and Monadology. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 161:29-29.
     
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  23. Abner Shimony (1995). Cybernetics and Social Entitles. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 164:181-181.
     
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  24. James B. Hartle, K. V. Laurikainen, Henry J. Folse D'Espagnat Paris, Asher Peres, Abner Shimony, Henry Stapp & Stig Stenholm (1994). Symposium on the Foundations of Modern Physics 1994. Foundations of Physics 24 (2).
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  25. Abner Shimony (1994). Empirical and Rational Components in Scientific Confirmation. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:146 - 155.
    Some desiderata for scientific confirmation are formulated in the light of a tentative scientific world view. Bayesian confirmation theories generically satisfy most of these desiderata, but one of them, "the strategy of ascent," fits best in a tempered personalist version of Bayesianism. There are both empirical and rational components, dialectically combined, in tempered personalism. The question of explanation vs. prediction is treated in a Bayesian manner, and it is found that both operations are susceptible to characteristic systematic errors. If these (...)
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  26. A. Shimony (1993). Ten Philosophical Poems. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 154:343-343.
     
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  27. Abner Shimony (1993). Search for a Naturalistic World View. Cambridge University Press.
    Abner Shimony is one of the most eminent of present-day philosophers of science, whose work has exerted a profound influence in both the philosophy and physics communities. This two-volume collection of his essays written over a period of forty years explores the interrelations between science and philosophy. Shimony regards the knowing subject as an entity in nature whose faculties must be studied from the points of view of evolutionary biology and empirical psychology. He maintains that the twentieth century is one (...)
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  28. Abner Shimony (1993). Search for a Naturalistic Worldview, Volume 2: Natural Science and Metaphysics. Cambridge University Press.
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  29. Abner Shimony (1992). On Carnap: Reflections of a Metaphysical Student. [REVIEW] Synthese 93 (1-2):261 - 274.
  30. Abner Shimony (1992). That There Exists No Greatest Prime. Synthese 92 (3):313 - 314.
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  31. A. Shimony (1991). Bell, John, Stewart-1928-1990. Foundations of Physics 21 (5):509-512.
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  32. Abner Shimony (1991). John Stewart Bell: 1928–1990. [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 21 (5):509-512.
  33. Abner Shimony (1991). Meditation on Time. In A. Ashtekar & J. Stachel (eds.), Conceptual Problems of Quantum Gravity. Birkhauser. 2--125.
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  34. Daniel M. Greenberger, Michael A. Horne, Abner Shimony & Anton Zeilenger (1990). Bell's Theorem Without Inequalities. American Journal of Physics 58:1131--1143.
     
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  35. A. Shimony (1990). The Theory of Natural Selection as a Null Theory in The Foundations of Statistical Methods in Biology, Physics and Economics. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 122:15-26.
     
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  36. Abner Shimony (1990). Desiderata for a Modified Quantum Dynamics. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:49 - 59.
    If quantum mechanics is interpreted as an objective, complete, physical theory, applying to macroscopic as well as microscopic systems, then the linearity of quantum dynamics gives rise to the measurement problem and related problems, which cannot be solved without modifying the dynamics. Eight desiderata are proposed for a reasonable modified theory. They favor a stochastic modification rather than a deterministic non-linear one, but the spontaneous localization theories of Ghirardi et al. and Pearle are criticized. The intermittent fluorescence of a trapped (...)
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  37. Abner Shimony (1989). Reply to Sober. Biology and Philosophy 4 (3):281-286.
  38. Abner Shimony (1989). The Non-Existence of a Principle of Natural Selection. Biology and Philosophy 4 (3):255-273.
    The theory of natural selection is a rich systematization of biological knowledge without a first principle. When formulations of a proposed principle of natural selection are examined carefully, each is seen to be exhaustively analyzable into a proposition about sources of fitness and a proposition about consequences of fitness. But whenever the fitness of an organic variety is well defined in a given biological situation, its sources are local contingencies together with the background of laws from disciplines other than the (...)
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  39. Elida de Obaldia, Abner Shimony & Frederick Wittel (1988). Amplification of Belinfante's Argument for the Nonexistence of Dispersion-Free States. Foundations of Physics 18 (10):1013-1021.
    A corollary of Gleason's theorem asserts that if the lattice of propositions of a physical system is isomorphic to the lattice of subspaces of a Hilbert space of dimension greater than two, then there is no probability measure that assigns only the values 1 and 0 (truth and falsity, respectively) to each of the propositions. Belinfante outlined an elegant geometrical proof of this corollary but relied upon an unrigorous measure-theoretical statement. An amplified geometrical proof is given along Belinfante's lines, but (...)
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  40. Abner Shimony (1988). An Adamite Derivation of the Calculus of Probability. In J. H. Fetzer (ed.), Probability and Causality. D. Reidel.
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  41. Abner Shimony (1988). On Martin Eger's "a Tale of Two Controversies". Zygon 23 (3):333-340.
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  42. Pt Sagal, A. Shimony & Mw Wartofsky (1987). Criticisms of Naturalistic Epistemology in Naturalistic Epistemology: A Symposium of Two Decades. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 100:321-377.
     
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  43. A. Shimony (1987). Integral Epistemology in Naturalistic Epistemology: A Symposium of Two Decades. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 100:299-318.
     
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  44. Abner Shimony (1986). Events and Processes in the Quantum World. In Roger Penrose & C. J. Isham (eds.), Quantum Concepts in Space and Time. New York ;Oxford University Press. 182--203.
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  45. John S. Bell, J. Clauser, M. Horne & A. Shimony (1985). An Exchange on Local Beables. Dialectica 39 (2).
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  46. Abner Shimony (1985). Introduction. Dialectica 39 (2):83-84.
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  47. Abner Shimony (1985). Review of Folse (1985). [REVIEW] Physics Today 38:108--109.
     
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  48. Abner Shimony (1985). The Status of the Principle of Maximum Entropy. Synthese 63 (1):35 - 53.
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  49. Abner Shimony (1984). Contextual Hidden Variables Theories and Bell's Inequalities. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 35 (1):25-45.
    Noncontextual hidden variables theories, assigning simultaneous values to all quantum mechanical observables, are inconsistent by theorems of Gleason and others. These theorems do not exclude contextual hidden variables theories, in which a complete state assigns values to physical quantities only relative to contexts. However, any contextual theory obeying a certain factorisability conditions implies one of Bell's Inequalities, thereby precluding complete agreement with quantum mechanical predictions. The present paper distinguishes two kinds of contextual theories, ‘algebraic’ and ‘environmental’, and investigates when factorisability (...)
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  50. Abner Shimony (1983). Reflections on the Philosophy of Bohr, Heisenberg, and Schrödinger. In R. S. Cohen (ed.), Physics, Philosophy, and Psychoanalysis: Essays in Honor of Adolf Grünbaum. D. Reidel Publishing Company. 209--221.
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