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  1. Don Robinson (1994). Can Superselection Rules Solve the Measurement Problem? British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (1):79-93.
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  2. Don Robinson (1994). The History and Philosophy of Quantum Field Theory. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:61 - 68.
    This paper is intended to be an introductory survey of subjects related to the problems dealt with in the three other papers in this symposium on quantum field theory. A brief history of quantum electrodynamics is given and some of the objections to it are stated. A brief history of quantum field theories from the 1970's to the present is then provided. Finally, a sketch of some of the philosophical work that has been done on quantum field theories is presented. (...)
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  3. Don Robinson (1992). On Healey's Holistic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 6 (3):227 – 240.
    Abstract Richard Healey has recently defended an interactive and holistic interpretation of quantum mechanics. The present work focuses on the holistic aspects of this interpretation. Healey claims that symmetric causes are responsible for the experimental violations of the Bell inequalities and that relational holism is a metaphysical implication of these violations. Presented in this way, the holistic features of Healey's interpretation appear to provide metaphysical backing to the physical mechanism of symmetric causes. It is argued that relational holism is not (...)
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  4. Don Robinson (1992). Renormalization and the Effective Field Theory Programme. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:393 - 403.
    Since 1980 effective field theories (EFT's) have been the focus of much research by quantum field theorists but their philosophical implications have gone mostly unnoticed. Some authors claim EFT's are approximations to some fundamental theory. Others claim EFT's are ends in themselves, not approximations to some fundamental theory, and that we can use them to bypass the problem of renormalization. In the present work I argue that the EFT programme can bypass the problem if ontological commitments only come from theoretical (...)
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  5. Don Robinson (1991). On Crane and Mellor's Argument Against Physicalism. Mind 100 (1):135 - 136.
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  6. Don Robinson & Christopher Peacocke (1991). Index of MIND Vol. C Nos. 1^ 1, 1991. Mind 100:4.
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  7. Don Robinson (1990). The Infinite Apparatus in the Quantum Theory of Measurement. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:251 - 261.
    It has been suggested that we ought to idealize the apparatus used to measure quantum systems as consisting of an infinite number of particles. Various authors have claimed that if we do so we do not need to take seriously the limitations on measurement incorporated into the Wigner-Araki-Yanase quantum theory of measurement. Bub (1988) and (1989) claims we can solve the measurement problem if we make this assumption. I argue against both claims on the basis of differences between (...)
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