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  1. added 2019-06-06
    Origin and Concept of Relativity: Reply to Professor Popper.G. H. Keswani - 1966 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 17 (3):234-236.
  2. added 2019-06-05
    A Modification of Popper's Tetradic Schema and the Special Relativity Theory.A. Baltas & K. Gavroglu - 1980 - Zeitschrift Für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 11 (2):213-237.
    Summary The present paper constitutes an elaboration of a previous work by one of us which, among other things, proposed some modifications of Popper's tetradic schema. Here, in the first part, we consider critically and develop further these modifications and elaborate on methods which prove more satisfactory for the mapping of the problem solving processes in Physics. We also find the opportunity to make some comments on Physics and on its relation to Mathematics. In the second part, there is an (...)
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    Popper's Experiment Revisited.Sancho Pedro - 2002 - Foundations of Physics 32 (5):789-805.
    Recently, there has been increasing theoretical and experimental interest in Popper's gedanken experiment. We calculate in this paper, using the path integral approach, the diffraction patterns predicted by quantum mechanics for this arrangement. The calculations confirm the narrowing of the width of the pattern in absence of the slit obtained experimentally by Kim and Shih (Y. Kim and Y. Shih, Found. Phys. 29, 1849 (1999)).
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    Philosophie et physique.Karl R. Popper - 1987 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 92 (2):230 - 237.
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    The Propensity Interpretation of the Calculus of Probability, and the Quantum Theory.Karl R. Popper - 1957 - In Stephan Körner (ed.), Observation and Interpretation. Butterworths. pp. 65--70.
  6. added 2018-07-30
    Popper and Dingle on Special Relativity and the Issue of Symmetry.Allen Clark Dotson - 2012 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 43 (1):64-68.
  7. added 2018-07-30
    Popper’s Response to Dingle on Special Relativity and the Problem of the Observer.Peter Hayes - 2010 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 41 (4):354-361.
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    O'Hear on an Argument of Popper's.Peter Glassen - 1984 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 35 (4):375-377.
  9. added 2018-07-30
    Determinism in Classical Physics.G. F. Dear - 1960 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 11 (44):289-304.
  10. added 2017-07-23
    “The Most Philosophically of All the Sciences”: Karl Popper and Physical Cosmology.Helge Kragh - unknown
    Problems of scientific cosmology only rarely occur in the works of Karl Popper. Nevertheless, it was a subject that interested him and which he occasionally commented on. What is more important, his general claim of falsifiability as a criterion that demarcates science from non-science has played a significant role in periods of the development of modern physical cosmology. The paper examines the historical contexts of the interaction between cosmology and Popperian philosophy of science. Apart from covering Popper’s inspiration from Einstein (...)
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    Karl Popper and the Copenhagen Interpretation.Asher Peres - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 33 (1):23-34.
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  12. added 2015-12-22
    Did Popper Falsify Copenhagen?Mathew Iredale - 2011 - The Philosophers' Magazine 32:27-28.
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    Sci-Phi: Did Popper Falsify Copenhagen?Mathew Iredale - 2005 - The Philosophers' Magazine 32:27-28.
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    Experimental Realization of Popper's Experiment: Violation of the Uncertainty Principle? [REVIEW]Yoon-Ho Kim & Yanhua Shih - 1999 - Foundations of Physics 29 (12):1849-1861.
    An entangled pair of photons (1 and 2) are emitted in opposite directions. A narrow slit is placed in the path of photon 1 to provide the precise knowledge of its position on the y-axis and this also determines the precise y-position of its twin, photon 2, due to quantum entanglement. Is photon 2 going to experience a greater uncertainty in momentum, that is, a greater Δpy because of the precise knowledge of its position y? The experimental data show Δy (...)
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    La Théorie Quantique Et le Schisme En Physique. Post-Scriptum À la Logique de la Découverte Scientifique, III Karl Popper Édition Établie Et Annotée Par W. W. Bartley, Traduction Et Présentation d'Emmanuel Malolo Dissaké Paris, Hermann, 1996, XLIV, 228 P. [REVIEW]Louis Marchildon - 1998 - Dialogue 37 (1):188-.
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    General Causal Propensities, Classical and Quantum Probabilities.David Sapire - 1992 - Philosophical Papers 21 (3):243-258.
  17. added 2015-12-22
    Van Rooijen and Mayr Versus Popper: Is the Universe Causally Closed?Tom Settle - 1989 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 40 (3):389-403.
  18. added 2015-12-22
    A Popperian Evaluation of Einstein's Theory-Plus-Method in Numero Especial Dedicado a Popper/Special Issue Devoted to Popper.Roberto de Andrade Martins - 1986 - Manuscrito. Revista Internacional de Filosofia 9 (2):95-124.
    This paper presents an analysis of several experimental tests of Einstein's theories, together with their Popperian evaluation and a discussion of Einstein's reaction to these tests. It is shown that several relevant refutations of Einstein's theories were not accepted by Einstein as significant, and that therefore Einstein did not follow Popper's methodological rules. This is regarded as a strong case against Popper's criterion of demarcation.
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    Popper on the Arrow of Time in Numero Especial Dedicado a Popper/Special Issue Devoted to Popper.M. Ghins - 1986 - Manuscrito. Revista Internacional de Filosofia 9 (2):17-93.
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    Popper's Variant of the EPR Experiment Does Not Test the Copenhagen Interpretation.A. Sudbery - 1985 - Philosophy of Science 52 (3):470-476.
  21. added 2015-12-22
    On the Possibility of an Infinite Past: A Reply to Whitrow.Karl Popper - 1978 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 29 (1):47-48.
  22. added 2015-12-22
    Popper and Quantum Logic.Erhard Scheibe - 1974 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 25 (4):319-328.
  23. added 2015-12-22
    Popper's Analysis of Probability in Quantum Mechanics.Patrick Suppes - 1974 - In P. A. Schlipp (ed.), The Philosophy of Karl Popper (Book Ii). Open Court. pp. 760-774.
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  24. added 2015-12-22
    Indeterminism in Quantum Physics and in Classical Physics. Part I.Karl R. Popper - 1950 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 1 (2):117-133.
  25. added 2015-12-22
    Indeterminism in Quantum Physics and in Classical Physics: Part II.Karl R. Popper - 1950 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 1 (3):173-195.
  26. added 2015-12-21
    Popper's Propensity Interpretation and Heisenberg's Potentia Interpretation.Ravi V. Gomatam - unknown
    In other words, classically, probabilities add; quantum mechanically, the probability amplitudes add, leading to the presence of the extra product terms in the quantum case. What this means is that in quantum theory, even though always only one of the various outcomes is obtained in any given observation, some aspect of the non -occurring events, represented by the corresponding complex-valued quantum amplitudes, plays a role in determining the overall probabilities. Indeed, the observed quantum interference effects are correctly captured by the (...)
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    Popper’s Response to Dingle on Special Relativity and the Problem of the Observer.Peter Hayes - 2010 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 41 (4):354-361.
  28. added 2015-12-21
    Refutability Revamped: How Quantum Mechanics Saves the Phenomena.Frederik A. Muller - 2003 - Erkenntnis 58 (2):189 - 211.
    On the basis of the Suppes–Sneed structuralview of scientific theories, we take a freshlook at the concept of refutability,which was famously proposed by K.R. Popper in 1934 as a criterion for the demarcation of scientific theories from non-scientific ones, e.g., pseudo-scientificand metaphysical theories. By way of an introduction we argue that a clash between Popper and his critics on whether scientific theories are, in fact, refutablecan be partly explained by the fact Popper and his criticsascribed different meanings to the term (...)
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    Karl Popper and the Copenhagen Interpretation.Asher Peres - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 33 (1):23-34.
    Popper conceived an experiment whose analysis led to a result that he deemed absurd. Popper wrote that his reasoning was based on the Copenhagen interpretation and therefore invalidated it. Many authors who have examined Popper's analysis have found in it various technical flaws which are briefly summarized here. However, the aim of the present article is not technical. My concern is to redress logical flaws in Popper's argument: the terminology he uses is ambiguous, his analysis involves counterfactual hypotheses, and it (...)
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    Mandelstam's Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics in Comparative Perspective.A. A. Pechenkin - 2002 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 16 (3):265 – 284.
    In his 1939 Lectures, the prominent Soviet physicist L. I. Mandelstam proposed an interpretation of quantum mechanics that was understood in different ways. To assess Mandelstam's interpretation, we classify contemporary interpretations of quantum mechanics and compare his interpretation with others developed in the 1930s. We conclude that Mandelstam's interpretation belongs to the family of minimal statistical interpretations and has much in common with interpretations developed by American physicists. Mandelstam's characteristic message was his theory of indirect measurement, which influenced his discussion (...)
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    Spacetime Quantum Probabilities II: Relativized Descriptions and Popperian Propensities. [REVIEW]M. Mugur-Schächter - 1992 - Foundations of Physics 22 (2):235-312.
    In the first part of this work(1) we have explicated the spacetime structure of the probabilistic organization of quantum mechanics. We have shown that each quantum mechanical state, in consequence of the spacetime characteristics of the epistemic operations by which the observer produces the state to be studied and the processes of qualification of these, brings in a tree-like spacetime structure, a “quantum mechanical probability tree,” thattransgresses the theory of probabilities as it now stands. In this second part we develop (...)
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    Sir Karl Popper and His Philosophy of Physics.Max Jammer - 1991 - Foundations of Physics 21 (12):1357-1368.
    The eminent mathematical physicist Sir Hermann Bondi once said: “There is no more to science than its method, and there is no more to its method than Popper has said.” Indeed, many regard Sir Karl Raimund Popper the greatest philosopher of science in our generation. Much of what Popper “has said” refers to physics, but physicists, generally speaking, have little knowledge of what he has said. True, Popper's philosophy of science and, in particular, his realistic interpretation of quantum mechanics deviates (...)
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    Le déterminisme est-il réfuté ? Analyse de la critique poppérienne du déterminisme scientifique dans The Open Universe.Alain Boutot - 1988 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 93 (4):489 - 512.
    L'article montre que l'idée développée par Popper dans The Open Universe, et reprise par d'autres, selon laquelle la physique moderne serait foncièrement indéterminisme, repose en réalité sur une conception erronée du déterminisme. Popper n'a pas de mal à montrer que l'état initial d'un système n'étant jamais connu avec une précision absolue, il est impossible de prédire avec certitude son évolution future. Mais cela ne signifie pas pour autant que le déterminisme soit réfuté. Popper s'est attaqué à une des conséquences du (...)
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    The Great Quantum Muddle. [REVIEW]N. D. Mermin - 1983 - Philosophy of Science 50 (4):651-.
  35. added 2015-12-21
    Birkhoff and von Neumann's Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.Karl Popper - 1968 - Nature 219:682-685.
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    Popper on Determinism.Peter Clark - 1995 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 39:149-162.
    There is no doubt at all that the issue of determinism versus indeterminism was a central, dominating theme of Popper's thought. By his own account he saw his criticism of the thesis of determinism as crucial to his defence not only of the reality of human freedom, moral responsibility and creativity but also as equally fundamental to his account of human rationality and to his theory of the content and growth of science as an objective, rational and most importantly demonstrably (...)
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    Popper and Dingle on Special Relativity and the Issue of Symmetry.Allen Clark Dotson - 2012 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 43 (1):64-68.
  38. added 2015-08-04
    Popper e a lógica da mecânica quântica.M. Chiara & R. Giuntini - 2010 - Critica.
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    Popper on Irreversibility and the Arrow of Time.Michael Esfeld - unknown
    in Ian Jarvie, Karl Milford and David Miller (eds.): Karl Popper: A centenary assessment, Aldershot: Ashgate 2006, Chapter 45, pp. 57–70.
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    Karl R. Popper, 1992: About the EPR Controversy. [REVIEW]Marie-Christine Combourieu - 1992 - Foundations of Physics 22 (10):1303-1323.
    Sir K. R. Popper's experimental schemes challenge the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum theory, principally Heisenberg's indeterminacy relations and the EPR paradox. “The so-called Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox is not a paradox. It is a theoretical statement in expectation of an interpretation,” says K. R. Popper in this interview. “My experiment ought to be a classical experiment. It is very simple and free from any additional assumption. It should really be done.”.
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    Popper, Propensities, and Quantum Theory. [REVIEW]Henry Krips - 1984 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 35 (3):253-274.
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    Review: Popper, Propensities, and Quantum Theory. [REVIEW]Henry Krips - 1984 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 35 (3):253 - 274.
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    Quantum-Theoretical Realism: Popper and Einstein V. Kochen and Specker.Michael R. Gardner - 1972 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 23 (1):13-23.
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    Quantum Mechanics and Interpretations of Probability Theory.Neal Grossman - 1972 - Philosophy of Science 39 (4):451-460.
    Several philosophers of science have claimed that the conceptual difficulties of quantum mechanics can be resolved by appealing to a particular interpretation of probability theory. For example, Popper bases his treatment of quantum mechanics on the propensity interpretation of probability, and Margenau bases his treatment of quantum mechanics on the frequency interpretation of probability. The purpose of this paper is (i) to consider and reject such claims, and (ii) to discuss the question of whether the ψ -function refers to an (...)
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