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  1. Kent A. Peacock (1996). Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity. Philosophical Review 105 (2):259-262.
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    Kent A. Peacock, The No-Signalling Theorems: A Nitpicking Distinction.
    It seems to me that it is among the most sure-footed of quantum physicists, those who have it in their bones, that one finds the greatest impatience with the idea that the ‘foundations of quantum mechanics’ might need some attention. Knowing what is right by instinct, they can become a little impatient with nitpicking distinctions between theorems and assumptions. —John Stewart Bell [4, p. 33].
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  3. Kevin deLaplante, Bryson Brown & Kent A. Peacock (eds.) (2011). Philosophy of Ecology. North-Holland.
    The most pressing problems facing humanity today - over-population, energy shortages, climate change, soil erosion, species extinctions, the risk of epidemic disease, the threat of warfare that could destroy all the hard-won gains of civilization, and even the recent fibrillations of the stock market - are all ecological or have a large ecological component. in this volume philosophers turn their attention to understanding the science of ecology and its huge implications for the human project. To get the application of ecology (...)
     
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  4. Kent A. Peacock (1998). On the Edge of a Paradigm Shift: Quantum Nonlocality and the Breakdown of Peaceful Coexistence. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 12 (2):129 – 150.
    I present a thought experiment in quantum mechanics and tease out some of its implications for the doctrine of “peaceful coexistence”, which, following Shimony, I take to be the proposition that quantum mechanics does not force us to revise or abandon the relativistic picture of causality. I criticize the standard arguments in favour of peaceful coexistence on the grounds that they are question-begging, and suggest that the breakdown of Lorentz-invariant relativity as a principle theory would be a natural development, given (...)
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    Kent A. Peacock (2011). The Three Faces of Ecological Fitness. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 42 (1):99-105.
    This paper argues that fitness is most usefully understood as those properties of organisms that are explanatory of survival in the broadest sense, not merely descriptive of reproductive success. Borrowing from Rosenberg and Bouchard , fitness in this sense is ecological in that it is defined by the interactions between organisms and environments. There are three sorts of ecological fitness: the well-documented ability to compete, the ability to cooperate , and a third sense of fitness that has received insufficient attention (...)
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    Kent A. Peacock (1992). A New Look at Simultaneity. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:542 - 552.
    It is generally believed that an invariant notion of a global present or "Now" cannot be defined in special relativity, because of the relativity of optical simultaneity. I argue that this may be a non sequitur since it is not necessarily the case that the psychological "Now" should be thought of as associated with constant time slices in spacetime. By considering a science fictional version of the Twin Paradox due to Robert A. Heinlein, I argue that it is psychologically plausible (...)
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    Kent A. Peacock (2002). Bub and the Barriers to Quantum Ontology. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 16 (3):285 – 289.
    (2002). Bub and the barriers to quantum ontology. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science: Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 285-289. doi: 10.1080/0269859022000013346.
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    Kent A. Peacock (1998). From Physics to Metaphysics. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 28 (2):287-309.
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  9. Kent A. Peacock & Scott Jones (2002). Christopher Norris, Quantum Theory and the Flight From Realism: Philosophical Responses to Quantum Mechanics Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 22 (2):138-140.
     
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    Kent A. Peacock (1999). The End of the World: The Science and Ethics of Human Extinction John Leslie New York: Routledge, 1996, Vii + 310 Pp. [REVIEW] Dialogue 38 (03):650-.
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  11. James Robert Brown & Kent A. Peacock (1988). Michael Redhead, Incompleteness, Nonlocality, and Realism: A Prolegomenon to the Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 8 (8):316-320.
     
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  12. Kent A. Peacock (1998). Michael Redhead, From Physics to Metaphysics. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 28 (2):287-309.
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  13. Kent A. Peacock (1996). Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity: Metaphysical Intimations of Modern Physics. Aristotelian Society Series, Vol. 13. [REVIEW] Philosophical Review 105 (2):259-262.
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    Kent A. Peacock (2008). The Quantum Revolution: A Historical Perspective. Greenwood Press.
    The twilight of certainty -- Einstein and light -- The Bohr atom and old quantum theory -- Uncertain synthesis -- Dualities -- Elements of physical reality -- Creation and annihilation -- Quantum mechanics goes to work -- Symmetries and resonances -- "The most profound discovery of science" -- Bits, qubits, and the ultimate computer -- Unfinished. business.
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  15. Kent A. Peacock (2011). The Three Faces of Ecological Fitness. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 42 (1):99-105.
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    John Woods, Kent A. Peacock & A. D. Irvine (eds.) (2005). Mistakes of Reason: Essays in Honour of John Woods. University of Toronto Press.
    The essays evaluate Woods' work and celebrate the generous contribution that he has made to Canada?s intellectual development over the past forty years.
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  17. John Woods & Kent A. Peacock (2004). Quantum Logic and the Unity of Science. In S. Rahman J. Symons (ed.), Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science. Kluwer Academic Publisher 257--287.
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