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  1. Alyssa Ney & David Z. Albert (eds.) (2013). The Wave Function: Essays in the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics. Oxford University Press.
    This is a new volume of original essays on the metaphysics of quantum mechanics. The essays address questions such as: What fundamental metaphysics is best motivated by quantum mechanics? What is the ontological status of the wave function? What is the nature of the fundamental space (or space-time manifold) of quantum mechanics?
     
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  2. David Albert (2012). Physics and Chance. In Yemima Ben-Menahem & Meir Hemmo (eds.), Probability in Physics. Springer. 17--40.
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  3. David Albert (2010). Probability in the Everett Picture. In Simon Saunders, Jonathan Barrett, Adrian Kent & David Wallace (eds.), Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, & Reality. Oup Oxford.
  4. David Albert (2010). Review of Gerhard Ernst, Andreas Hüttemann (Eds.), Time, Chance, and Reduction: Philosophical Aspects of Statistical Mechanics. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (9).
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  5. David Z. Albert (2010). Introduction: Arguments for and Against Limits on Knowledge in a Democracy. Social Research: An International Quarterly 77 (3):855-856.
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  6. David Albert (2005). The Foundations of Physics. In Frank Jackson & Michael Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
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  7. David Z. Albert (2000). Time and Chance. Harvard University Press.
    This book is an attempt to get to the bottom of an acute and perennial tension between our best scientific pictures of the fundamental physical structure of the ...
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  8. David Z. Albert & Jeffrey A. Barrett (1995). On What It Takes to Be a World. Topoi 14 (1):35-37.
    A many-worlds interpretation is of quantum mechanics tells us that the linear equations of motion are the true and complete laws for the time-evolution of every physical system and that the usual quantum-mechanical states provide complete descriptions of all possible physical situations. Such an interpretation, however, denies the standard way of understanding quantum-mechanical states. When the pointer on a measuring device is in a superposition of pointing many different directions, for example, we are to understand this as many pointers, each (...)
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  9. David Z. Albert & Hilary Putnam (1995). Further Adventures of Wigner's Friend. Topoi 14 (1):17-22.
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  10. David Z. Albert (1994). The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and the Approach to Thermodynamic Equilibrium. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (2):669-677.
    It is argued that certain recent advances in the construction of a theory of the collapses of Quantum Mechanical wave functions suggest the possibility of new and improved foundations for statistical mechanics, foundations in which epistemic considerations play no role.
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  11. David Z. Albert (1992). Bohr's Response to Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen. In Edna Ullmann-Margalit (ed.), The Scientific Enterprise. Kluwer. 269--272.
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  12. David Z. Albert (1992). Quantum Mechanics and Experience. Harvard Up.
    Presents a guide to the basics of quantum mechanics and measurement.
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  13. Gerald Feinberg, Shaughan Lavine & David Albert (1992). Knowledge of the Past and Future. Journal of Philosophy 89 (12):607-642.
  14. David Z. Albert & Barry Loewer (1991). The Measurement Problem: Some “Solutions”. Synthese 86 (1):87 - 98.
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  15. David Z. Albert (1990). The Quantum Mechanics of Self–Measurement. In W. Zurek (ed.), Complexity, Entropy, and the Physics of Information. Addison-Wesley. 8--471.
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  16. David Albert & Barry Loewer (1990). Wanted Dead or Alive: Two Attempts to Solve Schrodinger's Paradox. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:277 - 285.
    We discuss two recent attempts two solve Schrodinger's cat paradox. One is the modal interpretation developed by Kochen, Healey, Dieks, and van Fraassen. It allows for an observable which pertains to a system to possess a value even when the system is not in an eigenstate of that observable. The other is a recent theory of the collapse of the wave function due to Ghirardi, Rimini, and Weber. It posits a dynamics which has the effect of collapsing the state (...)
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  17. David Albert & Barry Loewer (1989). Symposiums Papers: Two No-Collapse Interpretations of Quantum Theory. Noûs 23 (2):169-186.
  18. David Z. Albert (1988). On the Possibility That the Present Quantum State of the Universe is the Vacuum. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:127 - 133.
    It is inquired how much an observer can ascertain of the quantum state of a system of which he and his measuring apparatus form a part; how much, for example, observers like ourselves can ascertain of the quantum state of the Universe. It turns out that no practicable experiment (and: perhaps, no experiment whatever) can establish that that state is not the vacuum. Some of the implications of this curious result are discussed.
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  19. David Albert & Barry Loewer (1988). Interpreting the Many-Worlds Interpretation. Synthese 77 (November):195-213.
  20. David Z. Albert (1987). A Quantum-Mechanical Automation. Philosophy of Science 54 (4):577-585.
    A Quantum-Mechanical automation, equipped with mechanisms for the measurement and the recording and the prediction of certain physical properties of the world, is described. It is inquired what sort of empirical description such an automation would produce of itself. It turns out that this description would be a very novel one, one such as was never imagined in the conventional discussions of measurement.
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