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  1. Quantum Mechanics and the Question of Determinism in Science.C. O. Akpan - 2005 - Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy 8 (1):72-79.
    Classical science and in fact Post-Newtonian science up till the early twentieth century were mired in a deterministic interpretation of realities. The deterministic hypothesis in science holds that everything in nature has a cause and if one could know the antecedent causes, he could predict the future with certainty. But quantum mechanics holds that sub-atomic particles, though the ultimate materials from which all the complexity of existence in the universe emerges, do not obey deterministic laws, hence, their activities are causally (...)
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  2. The Quantum Story: A History in 40 Moments.J. E. Baggott - 2011 - Oxford University Press.
    Prologue: Stormclouds : London, April 1900 -- Quantum of action: The most strenuous work of my life : Berlin, December 1900 ; Annus Mirabilis : Bern, March 1905 ; A little bit of reality : Manchester, April 1913 ; la Comédie Française : Paris, September 1923 ; A strangely beautiful interior : Helgoland, June 1925 ; The self-rotating electron : Leiden, November 1925 ; A late erotic outburst : Swiss Alps, Christmas 1925 -- Quantum interpretation: Ghost field : Oxford, August (...)
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  3. Beyond Measure: Modern Physics, Philosophy, and the Meaning of Quantum Theory.J. E. Baggott - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
    Quantum theory is one the most important and successful theories of modern physical science. It has been estimated that its principles form the basis for about 30 per cent of the world's manufacturing economy. This is all the more remarkable because quantum theory is a theory that nobody understands. The meaning of Quantum Theory introduces science students to the theory's fundamental conceptual and philosophical problems, and the basis of its non-understandability. It does this with the barest minimum of jargon and (...)
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  4. The Strange World of Quantum Mechanics Daniel F. Styer. [REVIEW]Jeffrey A. Barrett - 2001 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (2):393-396.
  5. Chaos, Quantization, and the Correspondence Principle.Robert W. Batterman - 1991 - Synthese 89 (2):189 - 227.
  6. Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics: Collected Papers on Quantum Philosophy.J. S. Bell - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book comprises all of John Bell's published and unpublished papers in the field of quantum mechanics, including two papers that appeared after the first edition was published. It also contains a preface written for the first edition, and an introduction by Alain Aspect that puts into context Bell's great contribution to the quantum philosophy debate. One of the leading expositors and interpreters of modern quantum theory, John Bell played a major role in the development of our current understanding of (...)
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  7. Determinism and Ontology.Gordon Belot - 1995 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 9 (1):85 – 101.
    Abstract In the philosophical literature, there are two common criteria for a physical theory to be deterministic. The older one is due to the logical empiricists, and is a purely formal criterion. The newer one can be found in the work of John Earman and David Lewis and depends on the intended interpretation of the theory. In this paper I argue that the former must be rejected, and something like the latter adopted. I then discuss the relevance of these points (...)
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  8. Causality and Quantum Physics.Henry F. Birkenhauer - 1938 - Modern Schoolman 16 (2):35-37.
  9. Quantum Statistical Determinism.Eftichios Bitsakis - 1988 - Foundations of Physics 18 (3):331-355.
    This paper attempts to analyze the concept of quantum statistical determinism. This is done after we have clarified the epistemic difference between causality and determinism and discussed the content of classical forms of determinism—mechanical and dynamical. Quantum statistical determinism transcends the classical forms, for it expresses the multiple potentialities of quantum systems. The whole argument is consistent with a statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics.
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  10. The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics.D. I. Blokhintsev - 1968 - D. Reidel.
  11. The Principle Underlying Quantum Mechanics.Aage Bohr, Ben R. Mottelson & Ole Ulfbeck - 2004 - Foundations of Physics 34 (3):405-417.
  12. Les interprétations de la mécanique quantique : une vue d'ensemble introductive.Thomas Boyer-Kassem - 2015 - Implications Philosophiques.
    La mécanique quantique est une théorie physique contemporaine réputée pour ses défis au sens commun et ses paradoxes. Depuis bientôt un siècle, plusieurs interprétations de la théorie ont été proposées par les physiciens et les philosophes, offrant des images quantiques du monde, ou des métaphysiques, radicalement différentes. L'existence d'un hasard fondamental, ou d'une multitude de mondes en-dehors du nôtre, dépend ainsi de l'interprétation adoptée. Cet article, en s'appuyant sur le livre Boyer-Kassem (2015), Qu'est-ce que la mécanique quantique ?, présente trois (...)
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  13. Qu'est-ce que la mécanique quantique ?Thomas Boyer-Kassem - 2015 - Vrin.
    La mécanique quantique est une théorie physique contemporaine réputée pour ses défis au sens commun et ses paradoxes. Depuis bientôt un siècle, plusieurs interprétations de la théorie ont été proposées par les physiciens et les philosophes, offrant des images quantiques du monde, ou des ontologies, radicalement différentes. L'existence d'un hasard fondamental, ou d'une multitude de mondes en-dehors du nôtre, dépend ainsi de l'interprétation adoptée. Après avoir discuté de la définition de l'interprétation d'une théorie physique, ce livre présente trois principales interprétations (...)
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  14. A. Elitzur, S. Dolev and N. Kolenda, Editors, Quo Vadis Quantum Mechanics?, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York (2005) ISBN 3-540-22188-3 (61 Figs., 421pp., $ 59.95, Hardcover). [REVIEW]H. Brown - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 38 (4):979-982.
  15. Book Review:The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics D. I. Blokhintsev. [REVIEW]Jeffrey Bub - 1970 - Philosophy of Science 37 (1):153-.
  16. Causality and Determinism in Modern Physics.Grzegorz Bugajak - 2011 - In Adam Świeżyński (ed.), Knowledge and Values, Wyd. UKSW, Warszawa. pp. 73–94.
    The paper revisits the old controversy over causality and determinism and argues, in the first place, that non˗deterministic theories of modern science are largely irrelevant to the philosophical issue of the causality principle. As it seems to be the ‘moral’ of the uncertainty principle, the reason why a deterministic theory cannot be applied to the description of certain physical systems is that it is impossible to capture such properties of the system, which are required by a desired theory. These properties (...)
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  17. Determinism and Indeterminism in Modern Physics.Ernst Cassirer - 1956 - New Haven: Yale University Press.
  18. Constraints on Determinism: Bell Versus Conway–Kochen.Eric Cator & Klaas Landsman - 2014 - Foundations of Physics 44 (7):781-791.
    Bell’s Theorem from Physics 36:1–28 (1964) and the (Strong) Free Will Theorem of Conway and Kochen from Notices AMS 56:226–232 (2009) both exclude deterministic hidden variable theories (or, in modern parlance, ‘ontological models’) that are compatible with some small fragment of quantum mechanics, admit ‘free’ settings of the archetypal Alice and Bob experiment, and satisfy a locality condition akin to parameter independence. We clarify the relationship between these theorems by giving reformulations of both that exactly pinpoint their resemblance and their (...)
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  19. Quantum Theory: Concepts and Methods.C. M. Caves - 1994 - Foundations of Physics 24:1583-1583.
  20. A Quantum Theory of Causality.Peter Caws - 1963 - Synthese 15 (1):317 - 326.
  21. Constraint and Freedom in the Movement From Quantum Physics to Theology.Philip Clayton - 2009 - In F. LeRon Shults, Nancey C. Murphy & Robert J. Russell (eds.), Philosophy, Science and Divine Action. Brill.
  22. Quantum Theory: Concepts and Methods.R. Clifton - 1995 - Foundations of Physics 25:205-205.
  23. What is The Reason to Use Clifford Algebra in Quantum Cognition? Part I: “It From Qubit” On The Possibility That the Amino Acids Can Discern Between Two Quantum Spin States.Elio Conte - 2012 - Neuroquantology 10 (3):561-565.
    Starting with 1985, we discovered the possible existence of electrons with net helicity in biomolecules as amino acids and their possibility to discern between the two quantum spin states. It is well known that the question of a possible fundamental role of quantum mechanics in biological matter constitutes still a long debate. In the last ten years we have given a rather complete quantum mechanical elaboration entirely based on Clifford algebra whose basic entities are isomorphic to the well known spin (...)
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  24. On the Logical Origins of Quantum Mechanics Demonstrated By Using Clifford Algebra: A Proof That Quantum Interference Arises in a Clifford Algebraic Formulation of Quantum Mechanics.Elio Conte - 2011 - Electronic Journal of Theoretical Physics 8 (25):109-126.
    We review a rough scheme of quantum mechanics using the Clifford algebra. Following the steps previously published in a paper by another author [31], we demonstrate that quantum interference arises in a Clifford algebraic formulation of quantum mechanics. In 1932 J. von Neumann showed that projection operators and, in particular, quantum density matrices can be interpreted as logical statements. In accord with a previously obtained result by V. F Orlov , in this paper we invert von Neumann’s result. Instead of (...)
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  25. On the Logical Origins of Quantum Mechanics Demonstrated By Using Clifford Algebra.Elio Conte - 2011 - Neuroquantology 9 (2):231-242.
    Recently we have given proof of two theorems characterizing the Clifford algebra. By using such two theorems we have reformulated the well known von Neumann postulate on quantum measurements giving evidence of the algebraic manner in which quantum wave function collapse of quantum mechanics happens. In the present paper we introduce logic in Clifford algebra interpreting its idempotents as logical statements. Using the previously mentioned theorems we demonstrate that the two basic foundations of quantum mechanics, as the indeterminism and the (...)
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  26. Review Of: Christopher G. Timpson, Quantum Information Theory and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. [REVIEW]Michael E. Cuffaro - 2014 - Philosophy of Science 81 (4):681-684,.
  27. Determinism in Classical Physics.G. F. Dear - 1960 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 11 (44):289-304.
  28. Essential Self-Adjointness: Implications for Determinism and the Classical–Quantum Correspondence.John Earman - 2009 - Synthese 169 (1):27-50.
    It is argued that seemingly “merely technical” issues about the existence and uniqueness of self-adjoint extensions of symmetric operators in quantum mechanics have interesting implications for foundations problems in classical and quantum physics. For example, pursuing these technical issues reveals a sense in which quantum mechanics can cure some of the forms of indeterminism that crop up in classical mechanics; and at the same time it reveals the possibility of a form of indeterminism in quantum mechanics that is quite distinct (...)
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  29. How Determinism Can Fail in Classical Physics and How Quantum Physics Can (Sometimes) Provide a Cure.John Earman - 2008 - Philosophy of Science 75 (5):817-829.
    Various fault modes of determinism in classical physics are outlined. It is shown how quantum mechanics can cure some forms of classical indeterminism. †To contact the author, please write to: Department of HPS, University of Pittsburgh, 1017 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260; e‐mail: jearman@pitt.edu.
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  30. Determinism in the Physical Sciences.John Earman - 1992 - In Merrilee H. Salmon (ed.), Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. Hackett. pp. 232.
  31. A Primer on Determinism.John Earman - 1986 - D. Reidel.
    Determinism is a perennial topic of philosophical discussion. Very little acquaintance with the philosophical literature is needed to reveal the Tower of ...
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  32. Uncertainty About Determinism: A Critical Review of Challenges to the Determinism of Modern Science.Lawrence E. Fraley - 1994 - Behavior and Philosophy 22 (2):71 - 83.
    Contemporary scientific determinism is a grand induction from scientific experience. Limitations on measurement of the kind represented by the Heisenberg uncertainty principle have thrown doubt on deterministic philosophy. But the case against determinism does not stand examination. Scientific support for deterministic philosophy continues to be justified.
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  33. The Basis of Indeterminism.Shan Gao - manuscript
  34. Determinism, Ignorance, and Quantum Mechanics.Clark Glymour - 1971 - Journal of Philosophy 68 (21):744-751.
    is every bit as intelligible and philosophically respectable as many other doctrines currently in favor, e.g., the doctrine that mental events are identical with brain events; the attempt to give a linguistic construal of this latter doctrine meets many of the same sorts of difficulties encountered above (see Hempel, op. cit.). Secondly, I think that evidence for universal determinism may not, as a matter of fact, be so hard to come by as one might imagine. It is a striking fact (...)
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  35. The Struggle Against Indeterminism in Quantum Mechanics Through Louis de Broglie and Max Born's Scientific and Philosophical Legacy.Pilar González - 2009 - In González Recio & José Luis (eds.), Philosophical Essays on Physics and Biology. G. Olms.
  36. Lessons From Quantum Mechanics.Daniel M. Hausman - 1999 - Synthese 121 (1-2):79-92.
  37. Physics and Beyond: Encounters and Conversations.Werner Heisenberg - 1971 - G. Allen & Unwin.
  38. Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science.Werner Heisenberg - 1958 - Prometheus Books.
  39. Superstrings and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Gerard ’T. Hooft - 2014 - Foundations of Physics 44 (5):463-471.
    It is put forward that modern elementary particle physics cannot be completely unified with the laws of gravity and general relativity without addressing the question of the ontological interpretation of quantum mechanics itself. The position of superstring theory in this general question is emphasized: superstrings may well form exactly the right mathematical system that can explain how quantum mechanics can be linked to a deterministic picture of our world. Deterministic interpretations of quantum mechanics are usually categorically rejected, because of Bell’s (...)
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  40. Testing Super-Deterministic Hidden Variables Theories.Sabine Hossenfelder - 2011 - Foundations of Physics 41 (9):1521-1531.
    We propose to experimentally test non-deterministic time evolution in quantum mechanics by consecutive measurements of non-commuting observables on the same prepared state. While in the standard theory the measurement outcomes are uncorrelated, in a super-deterministic hidden variables theory the measurements would be correlated. We estimate that for macroscopic experiments the correlation time is too short to have been noticed yet, but that it may be possible with a suitably designed microscopic experiment to reach a parameter range where one would expect (...)
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  41. Quantum Physics: An Anthology of Current Thought.Fannie Huang (ed.) - 2006 - Rosen Pub. Group.
  42. The Philosophical Background of Hidden Variables in Quantum Mechanics.Kurt HÜbner - 1973 - Man and World 6 (4):421.
  43. Grete Henry-Hermann: Philosophie – Mathematik – Quantenmechanik. Texte zur Naturphilosophie und Erkenntnistheorie, mathematisch-physikalische Beiträge sowie ausgewählte Korrespondenz aus den Jahren 1925 bis 1982.Herrmann Kay - forthcoming - Wiesbaden: Springer.
    Der Band ist einerseits eine Würdigung des Lebens uns des Werkes der Physikerin Grete Henry-Hermann mit Beiträgen von Philosophen und Wissenschaftshistorikern. Andererseits dokumentiert er die wichtigsten und teilweise unveröffentlichten Arbeiten und Briefe ihrer eigenständigen Interpretation der Quantentheorie. Der Band ist ein interessanter Beitrag zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts.
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  44. Holes and Determinism: Another Look.Stephen Leeds - 1995 - Philosophy of Science 62 (3):425-437.
    I argue that Earman and Norton's familiar "hole argument" raises questions as to whether GTR is a deterministic theory only given a certain assumption about determinism: namely, that to ask whether a theory is deterministic is to ask about the physical situations described by the theory. I think this is a mistake: whether a theory is deterministic is a question about what sentences can be proved within the theory. I show what these sentences look like: for interesting theories, a harmless (...)
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  45. Book Review:From Dualism to Unity in Quantum Physics Alfred Lande. [REVIEW]V. F. Lenzen - 1962 - Philosophy of Science 29 (2):213-.
  46. Conspiracy Theories of Quantum Mechanics.Peter J. Lewis - 2006 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 57 (2):359-381.
    It has long been recognized that a local hidden variable theory of quantum mechanics can in principle be constructed, provided one is willing to countenance pre-measurement correlations between the properties of measured systems and measuring devices. However, this ‘conspiratorial’ approach is typically dismissed out of hand. In this article I examine the justification for dismissing conspiracy theories of quantum mechanics. I consider the existing arguments against such theories, and find them to be less than conclusive. I suggest a more powerful (...)
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  47. Quantum Mechanics, Free Will, and Determinism.Henry Margenau - 1967 - Journal of Philosophy 64 (21):714-725.
  48. The Physical Principles of the Quantum Theory.Donald H. Menzel & David Layzer - 1949 - Philosophy of Science 16 (4):303-324.
  49. The Great Quantum Muddle. [REVIEW]N. D. Mermin - 1983 - Philosophy of Science 50 (4):651-.
  50. A Fuzzy World.Ulrich J. Mohrhoff - 2011 - In Ignazio Licata & Ammar J. Sakaji (eds.), Vision of Oneness. Aracne Editrice. pp. 41-61.
    This book chapter has no abstract. Sections: Introduction - Core Rules - Quantum-Mechanical Probabilities Are Conditional - The Principle of Evolution - Interpretational Strategy - A Scattering Experiment - There Only Is Room For One - A Two-Slit Experiment - Spatial Distinctions: Relative and Contingent - Spatial Distinctions: Not All the Way Down - Fuzzy Observables - The Shapes of Things - Space - The Macroworld - The Emergence of the Macroworld - Assigning Reality - Closing Words.
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