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  1. Barr Clingan & P. Nicolaas (2011). Hent de Vries and the Other of Reason. The European Legacy 15 (5):549-563.score: 120.0
    The Dutch philosopher of religion Hent de Vries has explored and complicated the boundaries between religion and modern thought in order to create the space for an innovative “minimal theology.” This article reconstructs de Vries's interpretation of the changes in Theodor W. Adorno's thought between Dialectic of Enlightenment and Negative Dialectics in order to demonstrate its fecundity for a philosophical account of otherness. It also examines and defends de Vries's own rhetorical mode of reading texts as an exemplary approach to (...)
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  2. Martijn Caspers, Chris Heunen, Nicolaas P. Landsman & Bas Spitters (2009). Intuitionistic Quantum Logic of an N-Level System. Foundations of Physics 39 (7):731-759.score: 12.0
    A decade ago, Isham and Butterfield proposed a topos-theoretic approach to quantum mechanics, which meanwhile has been extended by Döring and Isham so as to provide a new mathematical foundation for all of physics. Last year, three of the present authors redeveloped and refined these ideas by combining the C*-algebraic approach to quantum theory with the so-called internal language of topos theory (Heunen et al. in arXiv:0709.4364). The goal of the present paper is to illustrate our abstract setup through the (...)
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  3. Nicolaas P. Landsman, Between Classical and Quantum.score: 12.0
    The relationship between classical and quantum theory is of central importance to the philosophy of physics, and any interpretation of quantum mechanics has to clarify it. Our discussion of this relationship is partly historical and conceptual, but mostly technical and mathematically rigorous, including over 500 references. For example, we sketch how certain intuitive ideas of the founders of quantum theory have fared in the light of current mathematical knowledge. One such idea that has certainly stood the test of time is (...)
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  4. Nicolaas P. Landsman (2006). When Champions Meet: Rethinking the Bohr–Einstein Debate. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 37 (1):212-242.score: 12.0
    Einstein's philosophy of physics (as clarified by Fine, Howard, and Held) was predicated on his Trennungsprinzip, a combination of separability and locality, without which he believed objectification, and thereby "physical thought" and "physical laws", to be impossible. Bohr's philosophy (as elucidated by Hooker, Scheibe, Folse, Howard, Held, and others), on the other hand, was grounded in a seemingly different doctrine about the possibility of objective knowledge, namely the necessity of classical concepts. In fact, it follows from Raggio's Theorem in algebraic (...)
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  5. Chris Heunen, Nicolaas P. Landsman & Bas Spitters (2012). Bohrification of Operator Algebras and Quantum Logic. Synthese 186 (3):719 - 752.score: 12.0
    Following Birkhoff and von Neumann, quantum logic has traditionally been based on the lattice of closed linear subspaces of some Hubert space, or, more generally, on the lattice of projections in a von Neumann algebra A. Unfortunately, the logical interpretation of these lattices is impaired by their nondistributivity and by various other problems. We show that a possible resolution of these difficulties, suggested by the ideas of Bohr, emerges if instead of single projections one considers elementary propositions to be families (...)
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  6. Nicolaas P. Landsman, Macroscopic Observables and the Born Rule. I. Long Run Frequencies.score: 12.0
    We clarify the role of the Born rule in the Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics by deriving it from Bohr's doctrine of classical concepts, translated into the following mathematical statement: a quantum system described by a noncommutative C*-algebra of observables is empirically accessible only through associated commutative C*-algebras. The Born probabilities emerge as the relative frequencies of outcomes in long runs of measurements on a quantum system; it is not necessary to adopt the frequency interpretation of single-case probabilities (which will (...)
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  7. Nicolaas P. Barr Clingan (2010). Hent de Vries and the Other of Reason. The European Legacy 15 (5):549-563.score: 12.0
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  8. Chris Heunen, Nicolaas P. Landsman & Bas Spitters (forthcoming). Intuitionistic Quantum Logic for von Neumann Algebras. Synthese.score: 12.0
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  9. Nicolaas P. Landsman, Essay Review Of: Maximilian Schlosshauer, Decoherence and the Quantum-To-Classical Transition (Springer, Berlin, 2007).score: 12.0
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  10. Nicolaas P. Landsman (2002). Getting Even with Heisenberg: PL Rose, Heisenberg and the Nazi Atomic Bomb Project: A Study in German Culture, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1998, Xx+ 352 Pp. $35,£ 21.95, ISBN 0-7923-3794-8, Hbk. [REVIEW] Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 33 (2):297-325.score: 12.0
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  11. Alexander Razborov, Bob Coecke, Zoé Chatzidakis, Bjørn Kjos, Nicolaas P. Landsman, Lawrence S. Moss, Dilip Raghavan, Tom Scanlon, Ernest Schimmerling & Henry Towsner (2011). 2010 North American Annual Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 17 (1).score: 12.0
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