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  1. Antigone M. Nounou, Mauro Dorato, Sebastian Lutz, Stephan Hartmann, Talal A. Debs & Michael L. G. Redhead (2010). A New Perspective on Objectivity and Conventionalism. Metascience 19 (1):3-27.
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  2. John R. Lucas & Michael Redhead (2007). Truth and Provability. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 58 (2):331-2.
    The views of Redhead ([2004]) are defended against the argument by Panu Raatikainen ([2005]). The importance of informal rigour is canvassed, and the argument for the a priori nature of induction is explained. The significance of Gödel's theorem is again rehearsed.
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  3. Michael Redhead (2005). Broken Bootstraps---The Rise and Fall of a Research Programme. Foundations of Physics 35 (4):561-575.
    The bootstrap approach to understanding the elementary particles in hadronic physics was very popular in the 1960s as an alternative to quantum field theory. This episode is subjected to historical, methodological and philosophical analysis designed to complement the extensive work of Jim Cushing in this field.
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  4. Talal A. Debs & Michael L. G. Redhead (2003). The 'Jericho Effect' and Hegerfeldt Non-Locality. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 34 (1):61-85.
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  5. Michela Massimi & Michael Redhead (2003). Weinberg's Proof of the Spin-Statistics Theorem. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 34 (4):621-650.
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  6. Michael Redhead (2003). The Interpretation of Gauge Symmetry. In Katherine A. Brading & Elena Castellani (eds.), Symmetries in Physics: Philosophical Reflections. Cambridge University Press. 124--139.
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  7. Michael Redhead (2001). Quests of a Realist (Review of Stathis Psillos' Scientific Realism, Routledge 1999). Aahpsss 10 (3):341-371.
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  8. Michael Redhead (2001). The Intelligibility of the Universe. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 48:73-90.
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  9. Evelyn Fox Keller, Jeremy C. Ahouse, Michael Redhead, David Colander & Stephen H. Kellert (2000). Bucking the System. Metascience 9 (1):39-72.
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  10. Michael Redhead (2000). Roger Penrose the Large, the Small and the Human Mind. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 51 (4):913-917.
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  11. Paul Teller & Michael Redhead (2000). Is Indistinguishability in Quantum Mechanics Conventional? Foundations of Physics 30 (6):951-957.
    Darrin Belousek has argued that the indistinguishability of quantum particles is conventional “in the Duhemian–Einsteinian sense,” in part by critially examining prior arguments given by Redhead and Teller. Belousek's discussion provides a useful occasion to clarify some of those arguments, acknowledge respects in which they were misleading, and comment on how they can be strengthened. We also comment briefly on the relevant sense of “conventional.”.
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  12. Michael Redhead (1999). Bibliography of the Writings Of. In Jeremy Butterfield & Constantine Pagonis (eds.), From Physics to Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. 66--224.
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  13. Michael Redhead (1998). Review. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (3):157-174.
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  14. Michael Redhead (1996). Review. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (1):157-174.
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  15. Michael Redhead (1995). From Physics to Metaphysics. Cambridge University Press.
    The book is drawn from the Tarner lectures, delivered in Cambridge in 1993. It is concerned with the ultimate nature of reality, and how this is revealed by modern physical theories such as relativity and quantum theory. The objectivity and rationality of science are defended against the views of relativists and social constructionists. It is claimed that modern physics gives us a tentative and fallible, but nevertheless rational, approach to the nature of physical reality. The role of subjectivity in science (...)
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  16. Michael Redhead (1995). More Ado About Nothing. Foundations of Physics 25 (1):123-137.
    In this paper questions about vacuum fluctuations in local measurements, and the correlations between such fluctuations, are discussed. It is shown that maximal correlations always exist between suitably chosen local projection operators associated with spacelike separated regions of space-time, however far apart these regions may be. The connection of this result with the well-known Fregenhagen bound showing exponential decay of correlations with distance is explained, and the relevance of the discussion to the question “What do particle detectors detect?” is addressed.
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  17. Michael Redhead (1995). Popper and the Quantum Theory. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 39:163-176.
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  18. Michael Redhead (1994). The Vacuum in Relativistic Quantum Field Theory. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:77 - 87.
    The status of the vacuum in relativistic quantum field theory is examined. A sharp distinction arises between the global vacuum and the local vacuum. The concept of local number density is critically assessed. The global vacuum state implies fluctuations for all local observables. Correlations between such fluctuations in space-like separated regions of space-time are discussed and the existence of correlations which are maximal in a certain sense is remarked on, independently of how far apart those regions may be. The analogy (...)
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  19. Michael Redhead (1993). Is the End of Physics in Sight? In S. French & H. Kamminga (eds.), Correspondence, Invariance and Heuristics. Kluwer. 327--341.
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  20. Michael Redhead (1992). Propensities, Correlations, and Metaphysics. Foundations of Physics 22 (3):381-394.
    An attempt is made to defend realism and the absence of space-like causation in quantum mechanics, by invoking indeterminism and a new necessary condition for stochastic causality, we term robustness. This condition is defended against recent critical attacks by Cartwright and Jones, and by Healey, and the violation of the robustness condition in Bell-type correlation experiments is shown to follow if an appropriate interpretation of the state vector is employed.
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  21. Michael Redhead & Paul Teller (1992). Particle Labels and the Theory of Indistinguishable Particles in Quantum Mechanics. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 43 (2):201-218.
    We extend the work of French and Redhead [1988] further examining the relation of quantum statistics to the assumption that quantum entities have the sort of identity generally assumed for physical objects, more specifically an identity which makes them susceptible to being thought of as conceptually individuatable and labelable even though they cannot be experimentally distinguished. We also further examine the relation of such hypothesized identity of quantum entities to the Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles. We conclude that although (...)
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  22. Robert K. Clifton, Michael L. G. Redhead & Jeremy N. Butterfield (1991). Generalization of the Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger Algebraic Proof of Nonlocality. Foundations of Physics 21 (2):149-184.
    We further develop a recent new proof (by Greenberger, Horne, and Zeilinger—GHZ) that local deterministic hidden-variable theories are inconsistent with certain strict correlations predicted by quantum mechanics. First, we generalize GHZ's proof so that it applies to factorable stochastic theories, theories in which apparatus hidden variables are causally relevant to measurement results, and theories in which the hidden variables evolve indeterministically prior to the particle-apparatus interactions. Then we adopt a more general measure-theoretic approach which requires that GHZ's argument be modified (...)
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  23. Michael Redhead & Harvey Brown (1991). Nonlocality in Quantum Mechanics. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 65:119 - 159.
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  24. Michael Redhead & Paul Teller (1991). Particles, Particle Labels, and Quanta: The Toll of Unacknowledged Metaphysics. [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 21 (1):43-62.
    The practice of describing multiparticle quantum systems in terms of labeled particles indicates that we think of quantum entities as individuatable. The labels, together with particle indistinguishability, create the need for symmetrization or antisymmetrization (or, in principle, higher-order symmetries), which in turn results in “surplus formal structure” in the formalism, formal structure which corresponds to nothing in the real world. We argue that these facts show quanta to be unindividuatable entities, things in principle incapable of supporting labels, and so things (...)
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  25. Robert K. Clifton, Jeremy N. Butterfield & Michael L. G. Redhead (1990). Nonlocal Influences and Possible Worlds--A Stapp in the Wrong Direction. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 41 (1):5-58.
    give a proof of the existence of nonlocal influences acting on correlated spin-1/2 particles in the singlet state which does not require any particular interpretation of quantum mechanics (QM). (Except Stapp holds that the proof fails under a many-worlds interpretation of QM—a claim we analyse in 1.2.) Recently, in responding to Redhead's ([1987], pp. 90-6) criticism that the Stapp 1 proof fails under an indeterministic interpretation of QM, Stapp [1989] (henceforth Stapp 2), has revised the logical structure of his proof (...)
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  26. Michael Redhead (1990). A Philosopher Looks at Quantum Field Theory. In Harvey R. Brown & Rom Harré (eds.), Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Field Theory. Clarendon Press.
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  27. Michael Redhead (1990). Explanation. In D. Knowles (ed.), Explanation and its Limits. Cambridge University Press. 135--154.
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  28. Michael Redhead (1990). Explanation in Physics: Explanation. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 27:135-154.
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  29. Michael Redhead (1990). Quantum Theory. In R. C. Olby, G. N. Cantor, J. R. R. Christie & M. J. S. Hodge (eds.), Companion to the History of Modern Science. Routledge. 458.
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  30. Michael Redhead & Richard M. Burian (1990). Review. [REVIEW] Synthese 82 (1):157-174.
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  31. Michael Redhead & Bernard D'Espagnat (1990). Reality and the Physicist: Knowledge, Duration and the Quantum World. Philosophical Quarterly 40 (159):257.
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  32. Philip Kitcher & Michael Redhead (1989). It Jl the London School of Economics and Political Science. Synthese 81 (135).
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  33. Michael Redhead (1989). Lakatos Award. Theory and Decision 26:99.
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  34. Michael Redhead (1989). Physics for Pedestrians: An Inaugural Lecture. Cambridge University Press.
  35. Michael Redhead (1989). The Lakatos Award Lecture: The Nature of Reality. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 40 (4):429-441.
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  36. Michael Redhead (1989). The Nature of Reality. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 40 (4):429-441.
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  37. Steven French & Michael Redhead (1988). Quantum Physics and the Identity of Indiscernibles. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 39 (2):233-246.
    Department of History and Philosophy of Science. University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH This paper is concerned with the question of whether atomic particles of the same species, i. e. with the same intrinsic state-independent properties of mass, spin, electric charge, etc, violate the Leibnizian Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles, in the sense that, while there is more than one of them, their state-dependent properties may also all be the same. The answer depends on what exactly (...)
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  38. Michael Redhead (1988). The Reality of Time. Philosophical Books 29 (2):118-119.
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  39. George Svetlichny, Michael Redhead, Harvey Brown & Jeremy Butterfield (1988). Do the Bell Inequalities Require the Existence of Joint Probability Distributions? Philosophy of Science 55 (3):387-401.
    Fine has recently proved the surprising result that satisfaction of the Bell inequality in a Clauser-Horne experiment implies the existence of joint probabilities for pairs of noncommuting observables in the experiment. In this paper we show that if probabilities are interpreted in the von Mises-Church sense of relative frequencies on random sequences, a proof of the Bell inequality is nonetheless possible in which such joint probabilities are assumed not to exist. We also argue that Fine's theorem and related results do (...)
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  40. Michael Redhead (1987). Incompleteness, Nonlocality, and Realism: A Prolegomenon to the Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics. Oxford University Press.
    Aiming to unravel the mystery of quantum mechanics, this book is concerned with questions about action-at-a-distance, holism, and whether quantum mechanics gives a complete account of microphysical reality. With rigorous arguments and clear thinking, the author provides an introduction to the philosophy of physics.
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  41. Michael Redhead (1986). Novelty and Confirmation. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (1):115-118.
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  42. Michael Lg Redhead (1986). Peaceful Coexistence? In Daniel M. Greenberger (ed.), New Techniques and Ideas in Quantum Measurement Theory. New York Academy of Sciences.
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  43. Michael Redhead (1985). On the Impossibility of Inductive Probability. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 36 (2):185-191.
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  44. Michael Redhead (1985). Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 36 (1):404-408.
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  45. Michael L. G. Redhead (1984). Review: Unification in Science. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 35 (3):274 - 279.
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  46. Peter Heywood & Michael L. G. Redhead (1983). Nonlocality and the Kochen-Specker Paradox. Foundations of Physics 13 (5):481-499.
    A new proof of the impossibility of reconciling realism and locality in quantum mechanics is given. Unlike proofs based on Bell's inequality, the present work makes minimal and transparent use of probability theory and proceeds by demonstrating a Kochen-Specker type of paradox based on the value assignments to the spin components of two spatially separated spin-1 systems in the singlet state of their total spin. An essential part of the argument is to distinguish carefully two commonly confused types of contextuality; (...)
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  47. Michael Redhead (1982). Quantum Field Theory for Philosophers. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:57 - 99.
    The metaphysical commitments of quantum field theory are examined. A thesis of underdetermination as between field and particle approaches to the "elementary particles" is argued for but only if a disputed notion of transcendental individuality is admitted. The superiority of the field approach is further emphasized in the context of heuristics.
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  48. Harvey R. Brown & Michael L. G. Redhead (1981). A Critique of the Disturbance Theory of Indeterminacy in Quantum Mechanics. Foundations of Physics 11 (1-2):1-20.
    Heisenberg'sgendanken experiments in quantum mechanics have given rise to a widespread belief that the indeterminacy relations holding for the variables of a quantal system can be explained quasiclassically in terms of a disturbance suffered by the system in interaction with a quantal measurement, or state preparation, agent. There are a number of criticisms of this doctrine in the literature, which are critically examined in this article and found to be ininconclusive, the chief error being the conflation of this disturbance with (...)
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  49. Michael Redhead (1981). Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 32 (3):404-408.
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  50. Michael Redhead (1980). Models in Physics. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 31 (2):145-163.
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