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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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 43 (2):281-287.
    In this note, I briefly review Lyre’s (2008) 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. While it may remain an open empirical question whether the Higgs mechanism did actually occur in (...)
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  5. 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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  6. Gerd Graßhoff & Adrian Wüthrich (2010). Bell-Type Inequalities From Separate Common Causes. In. In Mauricio Suarez, Mauro Dorato & Miklos Redei (eds.), Epsa Philosophical Issues in the Sciences. Springer. 87--92.
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  7. 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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  8. 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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