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    Adrian Wüthrich, Heisenberg’s Umdeutung: A Case for a Dialogue Between History and Philosophy of Science.
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    Adrian Wüthrich (2014). Local Acausality. Foundations of Physics 44 (6):594-609.
    A fair amount of recent scholarship has been concerned with correcting a supposedly wrong, but wide-spread, assessment of the consequences of the empirical falsification of Bell-type inequalities. In particular, it has been claimed that Bell-type inequalities follow from “locality tout court” without additional assumptions such as “realism” or “hidden variables”. However, this line of reasoning conflates restrictions on the spatio-temporal relation between causes and their effects (“locality”) and the assumption of a cause for every event (“causality”). It thus fails to (...)
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    Adrian Wüthrich (forthcoming). The Higgs Discovery as a Diagnostic Causal Inference. Synthese:1-16.
    I reconstruct the discovery of the Higgs boson by the ATLAS collaboration at CERN as the application of a series of inferences from effects to causes. I show to what extent such diagnostic causal inferences can be based on well established knowledge gained in previous experiments. To this extent, causal reasoning can be used to infer the existence of entities, rather than just causal relationships between them. The resulting account relies on the principle of causality, attributes only a heuristic role (...)
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    Adrian Wüthrich (2012). Eating Goldstone Bosons in a Phase Transition: A Critical Review of Lyre’s Analysis of the Higgs Mechanism. [REVIEW] Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 43 (2):281-287.
    In this note, I briefly review Lyre's analysis and interpretation of the Higgs mechanism. Contrary to Lyre, I maintain that, on the proper understanding of the term, the Higgs mechanism refers to a physical process in the course of which gauge bosons acquire a mass. Since also Lyre's worries about imaginary masses can be dismissed, a realistic interpretation of the Higgs mechanism seems viable.
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    Samuel Portmann & Adrian Wüthrich (2007). Minimal Assumption Derivation of a Weak Clauser–Horne Inequality. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 38 (4):844-862.
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    Gerd Graßhoff, Samuel Portmann & Adrian Wüthrich (2005). Minimal Assumption Derivation of a Bell-Type Inequality. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 56 (4):663 - 680.
    John Bell showed that a big class of local hidden-variable models stands in conflict with quantum mechanics and experiment. Recently, there were suggestions that empirically adequate hidden-variable models might exist which presuppose a weaker notion of local causality. We will show that a Bell-type inequality can be derived also from these weaker assumptions.
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    Gerd Graßhoff & Adrian Wüthrich (2010). Bell-Type Inequalities From Separate Common Causes. In Mauricio Suarez, Mauro Dorato & Miklos Redei (eds.), Epsa Philosophical Issues in the Sciences. Springer 87--92.
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    Samuel Portmann & Adrian Wüthrich (2007). Minimal Assumption Derivation of a Weak Clauser–Horne Inequality. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 38 (4):844-862.
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    Adrian Wüthrich, Against the Impossible Picture: Feynman's Heuristics in His Search for a Divergence-Free Quantum Electrodynamics.
    Arguably, the development of Feynman diagrams not only resulted in a useful tool for calculations but also brought about deep conceptual changes in the theory of quantum electrodynamics. Starting from this thesis, I try to bring to the fore a particular aspect of it. I maintain that the function of Feynman diagrams is not exhausted by their use in the application of the finished theory to concrete cases. Rather, Feynman diagrams are one of the results of Feynman's more general search (...)
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    Adrian Wuthrich (2012). Interpreting Feynman Diagrams as Visualized Models. Spontaneous Generations 6 (1):172-181.
    I give a brief introduction to how Feynman diagrams are used. I review arguments to the effect that they are only used as calculation tools and should not be interpreted as representations of physical processes. Against these arguments, I propose to regard Feynman diagrams as visual models that explain, in some respects, how elementary particles interact.
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  11. Tilman Sauer & Adrian Wüthrich (eds.) (2013). New Vistas on Old Problems. Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge.
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  12. Adrian Wüthrich (2013). The Birth of String Theory. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 104 (3):639-640.
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  13. Adrian Wuthrich (2013). Locality, Causality, and Realism in the Derivation of Bell's. In Tilman Sauer & Adrian Wüthrich (eds.), New Vistas on Old Problems. Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge 149.
     
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