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  1. McTaggartian Spacetime: Physics in the New Theory of Time.Paul Merriam - manuscript
    We define and develop a notion of spacetime that incorporates both McTaggart's A-series and his B-series that is consistent with special relativity. This 'McTaggartian spacetime' or 'AB-spacetime' requires *five* not *4* variables. The interface of two AB-spacetimes from different *ontological perspectives* is quantum mechanical. This note concentrates on the physics and not the philosophy. This is an invitation to contribute to a theory that is a work in progress.
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  2. A New Theory of Time 2 29 2020.Paul Merriam & Jeremy Horne - manuscript
    We motivate and develop a new theory of time and apply it to a few thought experiments in physics.
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  3. Singularities and Black Holes.Erik Curiel - 2019 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philsophy.
  4. Review of "Philosophy of Physics: Quantum Theory" by T. Maudlin (Princeton University Press, 2019). [REVIEW]Antonio Vassallo - 2019 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
  5. From McTaggart to AdS_5 Geometry V. 3.Paul Merriam - manuscript
    The purpose of this note is to show how an 'AB-series' interpretation of time leads, surprisingly, apparently, to AdS_5 geometry. This is not a theory of 2 time dimensions. Rather, it is a theory of 1 time dimension that has both A-series and B-series characteristics. To summarize the result, a spacetime in terms of (1) the earlier-to-later aspect of time, and (2) the (related) future-present-past aspect of time, and (3) 3-d space, it would seem, gives us the AdS_5 geometry.
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  6. (April 2019) Gabriel Vacariu “Why so Many People (From so Many Countries/Domains/on so Many Topics) Have Already Plagiarized My Ideas?”.Gabriel Vacariu - manuscript
    Since 2015, incredible many have published UNBELIEVABLE similar ideas to my ideas published between 2002-2008!!! There were others who published UNBELIEVABLE similar ideas to my ideas even earlier (since 2008, in general), but the number has an incredible jump after 2014. Why? In 2014, I have sent emails to thousands of people (many countries, many domains (Physics, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science)) regarding the UNBELIEVABLE similarities between my ideas (2002-2008) and Markus Gabriel’s ideas (his book from 2013). Is it this a (...)
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  7. (2019) The UNBELIEVABLE Similarities Between Oreshkov Et Al.'s Ideas/Framework (2013) and My EDWs.Gabriel Vacariu - manuscript
    I investigate the UNBELIEVABLE similarities between the ideas of Oreshkov et al. and my ideas. In fact, their framework (the ontological background) is UNBELIEVABLE similar to my EDWs perspective!
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  8. (March 2019) UNBELEVABLE Similarities Between Chiribella Et Al. (2008, 2013)’s Ideas/Framework and My Ideas/Framework (I.E., the EDWs).Gabriel Vacariu - manuscript
    In this paper, I investigate the UNBELIEVABLE similarities between Chiribella et al.’ ideas and my ideas. My main question is: “How was it possible these authors to elaborate their thought experiments without having an ontological background? The answer would be: there are geniuses, of course….
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  9. (March 2019) UNBELIEVALBE Similar Ideas, UNBELIEVABLE Similar Framework of the Article on “Quantum Mechanics” Written by Proietti Et Al (2019) with My EDWs (2002-2008).Gabriel Vacariu - manuscript
    (March 2019) UNBELIEVALBE similar ideas, UNBELIEVABLE similar framework of the article on “quantum mechanics” written by Proietti et al (2019) with my EDWs (2002-2008) -/- Gabriel Vacariu -/- The article that I investigate in this section is -/- (2019) Experimental rejection of observer-independence in the quantum world -/- Massimiliano Proietti,1 Alexander Pickston,1 Francesco Graffitti,1 Peter Barrow,1 Dmytro Kundys,1 Cyril Branciard,2 Martin Ringbauer,1, 3 and Alessandro Fedrizzi1 at arXiv:1902.05080v1 [quant-ph] 13 Feb 2019 -/- In the article written by Proietti et al. (...)
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  10. Losing Sight of the Forest for the Ψ: Beyond the Wavefunction Hegemony.Alisa Bokulich - 2019 - In Steven French & Juha Saatsi (eds.), Scientific Realism and the Quantum. Oxford University Press.
    Traditionally Ψ is used to stand in for both the mathematical wavefunction (the representation) and the quantum state (the thing in the world). This elision has been elevated to a metaphysical thesis by advocates of the view known as wavefunction realism. My aim in this paper is to challenge the hegemony of the wavefunction by calling attention to a little-known formulation of quantum theory that does not make use of the wavefunction in representing the quantum state. This approach, called Lagrangian (...)
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  11. Peter J. Lewis. Quantum Ontology: A Guide to the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics. [REVIEW]Valia Allori - 2018 - Philosophy of Science 85 (4):735-738.
    This is a review of Peter J. Lewis' book "Quantum Ontology: A Guide to the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics.".
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  12. Scientific Realism Meets Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics.Juha Saatsi - 2017 - In Philosophers Think About Quantum Theory.
    I examine the epistemological debate on scientific realism in the context of quantum physics, focusing on the empirical underdetermin- ation of different formulations and interpretations of QM. I will argue that much of the interpretational, metaphysical work on QM tran- scends the kinds of realist commitments that are well-motivated in the light of the history of science. I sketch a way of demarcating empirically well-confirmed aspects of QM from speculative quantum metaphysics in a way that coheres with anti-realist evidence from (...)
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  13. Compendium of Quantum Physics.Daniel Greenberger, Klaus Hentschel & Friedel Weinert (eds.) - 2009 - Springer.
    Concepts, Experiments, History and Philosophy Daniel Greenberger, Klaus Hentschel, Friedel Weinert. 5. W. Hittorf, Ueber die Elektricit ̈atsleitung der Gase , Annalen der Physik 136, 1–31, 197–234 (1869); Engl. transl. On the Conduction of ...
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  14. Heisenberg and Radical Theoretic Change.Patrick A. Heelan - 1975 - Zeitschrift Für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 6 (1):113-136.
    Heisenberg, in constructing quantum mechanics, explicitly followed certain principles exemplified, as he believed, in Einstein's construction of the special theory of relativity which for him was the paradigm for radical theoretic change in physics. These were the principles of scientific realism, stability of background knowledge, E-observability, contextual re-interpretation, pragmatic continuity, model continuity, simplicity. Fifty years later, in retrospect, Heisenberg added the following two: a principle of non-proliferation of competing theories - scientific revolutions are not a legitimate goal of physics - (...)
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  15. Weak Value, Quasiprobability and Bohmian Mechanics.Kazuki Fukuda, Jaeha Lee & Izumi Tsutsui - 2017 - Foundations of Physics 47 (2):236-255.
    We clarify the significance of quasiprobability in quantum mechanics that is relevant in describing physical quantities associated with a transition process. Our basic quantity is Aharonov’s weak value, from which the QP can be defined up to a certain ambiguity parameterized by a complex number. Unlike the conventional probability, the QP allows us to treat two noncommuting observables consistently, and this is utilized to embed the QP in Bohmian mechanics such that its equivalence to quantum mechanics becomes more transparent. We (...)
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  16. Uncertainty Relation and Inseparability Criterion.Ashutosh K. Goswami & Prasanta K. Panigrahi - 2017 - Foundations of Physics 47 (2):229-235.
    We investigate the Peres–Horodecki positive partial transpose criterion in the context of conserved quantities and derive a condition of inseparability for a composite bipartite system depending only on the dimensions of its subsystems, which leads to a bi-linear entanglement witness for the two qubit system. A separability inequality using generalized Schrodinger–Robertson uncertainty relation taking suitable operators, has been derived, which proves to be stronger than the bi-linear entanglement witness operator. In the case of mixed density matrices, it identically distinguishes the (...)
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  17. Quantum States as Objective Informational Bridges.Richard Healey - 2017 - Foundations of Physics 47 (2):161-173.
    A quantum state represents neither properties of a physical system nor anyone’s knowledge of its properties. The important question is not what quantum states represent but how they are used—as informational bridges. Knowing about some physical situations, an agent may assign a quantum state to form expectations about other possible physical situations. Quantum states are objective: only expectations based on correct state assignments are generally reliable. If a quantum state represents anything, it is the objective probabilistic relations between its backing (...)
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  18. On Noncontextual, Non-Kolmogorovian Hidden Variable Theories.Benjamin H. Feintzeig & Samuel C. Fletcher - 2017 - Foundations of Physics 47 (2):294-315.
    One implication of Bell’s theorem is that there cannot in general be hidden variable models for quantum mechanics that both are noncontextual and retain the structure of a classical probability space. Thus, some hidden variable programs aim to retain noncontextuality at the cost of using a generalization of the Kolmogorov probability axioms. We generalize a theorem of Feintzeig to show that such programs are committed to the existence of a finite null cover for some quantum mechanical experiments, i.e., a finite (...)
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  19. The Angular Momentum Dilemma and Born–Jordan Quantization.Maurice A. de Gosson - 2017 - Foundations of Physics 47 (1):61-70.
    The rigorous equivalence of the Schrödinger and Heisenberg pictures requires that one uses Born–Jordan quantization in place of Weyl quantization. We confirm this by showing that the much discussed “ angular momentum dilemma” disappears if one uses Born–Jordan quantization. We argue that the latter is the only physically correct quantization procedure. We also briefly discuss a possible redefinition of phase space quantum mechanics, where the usual Wigner distribution has to be replaced with a new quasi-distribution associated with Born–Jordan quantization, and (...)
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  20. Philosophic Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Ernest Nagel - 1945 - Journal of Philosophy 42 (16):437-444.
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  21. BOHM, DAVID. "Causality and Chance in Modern Physics". [REVIEW]James Albertson - 1958 - Modern Schoolman 36:134.
  22. The Classical Roots of Wave Mechanics: Schrödinger's Transformations of the Optical-Mechanical Analogy.Christian Joas & Christoph Lehner - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 40 (4):338-351.
  23. A Note on the Prehistory of Indistinguishable Particles.Daniela Monaldi - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 40 (4):383-394.
  24. The Parts and the Whole: Collapse Theories and Systems with Identical Constituents.GianCarlo Ghirardi - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 44 (1):40-47.
    The very formal structure of quantum mechanics implies the loss of individuality of physical systems and it requires to look at the Universe as an unbroken whole. The main reason for which, within such a theory, one must renounce to a clear identification of the parts and the whole is the superposition principle which stays at the basis of the theory. It implies, as well known, the phenomenon of entanglement which, in the most extreme case, entails that the constituents of (...)
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  25. Part and Whole in Physics: An Introduction.Richard Healey & Jos Uffink - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 44 (1):20-21.
  26. Decision Theory and Information Propagation in Quantum Physics.Alan Forrester - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 38 (4):815-831.
    In recent papers, Zurek [(2005). Probabilities from entanglement, Born's rule pk=|ψk|2 from entanglement. Physical Review A, 71, 052105] has objected to the decision-theoretic approach of Deutsch [(1999) Quantum theory of probability and decisions. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A, 455, 3129–3137] and Wallace [(2003). Everettian rationality: defending Deutsch's approach to probability in the Everett interpretation. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 34, 415–438] to deriving the Born rule for quantum probabilities on the grounds that it courts (...)
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  27. Losing Energy in Classical, Relativistic and Quantum Mechanics.David Atkinson - 2006 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 38 (1):170-180.
    A Zenonian supertask involving an infinite number of colliding balls is considered, under the restriction that the total mass of all the balls is finite. Classical mechanics leads to the conclusion that momentum, but not necessarily energy, must be conserved. Relativistic mechanics, on the other hand, implies that energy and momentum conservation are always violated. Quantum mechanics, however, seems to rule out the Zeno configuration as an inconsistent system.
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  28. Some Reactions to Planck's Law, 1900–1914.Elizabeth Garber - 1976 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 7 (2):89.
  29. Physics of Uncertainty, the Gibbs Paradox and Indistinguishable Particles.Demetris Koutsoyiannis - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 44 (4):480-489.
    The idea that, in the microscopic world, particles are indistinguishable, interchangeable and without identity has been central in quantum physics. The same idea has been enrolled in statistical thermodynamics even in a classical framework of analysis to make theoretical results agree with experience. In thermodynamics of gases, this hypothesis is associated with several problems, logical and technical. For this case, an alternative theoretical framework is provided, replacing the indistinguishability hypothesis with standard probability and statistics. In this framework, entropy is a (...)
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  30. Chasing Individuation: Mathematical Description of Physical Systems.Zalamea Federico - 2016 - Dissertation, Paris Diderot University
    This work is a conceptual analysis of certain recent developments in the mathematical foundations of Classical and Quantum Mechanics which have allowed to formulate both theories in a common language. From the algebraic point of view, the set of observables of a physical system, be it classical or quantum, is described by a Jordan-Lie algebra. From the geometric point of view, the space of states of any system is described by a uniform Poisson space with transition probability. Both these structures (...)
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  31. The Philosophical Analysis of Quantum Mechanics.Hans Reichenbach - 1949 - Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Philosophy 2:824-825.
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  32. Does Probabilism Solve the Great Quantum Mystery?Nicholas Maxwell - 2004 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 19 (3):321-336.
    What sort of entities are electrons, photons and atoms given their wave-like and particle-like properties? Is nature fundamentally deterministic or probabilistic? Orthodox quantum theory evades answering these two basic questions by being a theory about the results of performing measurements on quantum systems. But this evasion results in OQT being a seriously defective theory. A rival, somewhat ignored strategy is to conjecture that the quantum domain is fundamentally probabilistic. This means quantum entities, interacting with one another probabilistically, must differ radically (...)
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  33. The Quantum Theory and Fundamental Philosophical Problems.Ivan Supek - 1974 - Proceedings of the XVth World Congress of Philosophy 4:357-361.
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  34. Indistinguishability.Simon Saunders - unknown
    This is a systematic review of the concept of indistinguishability, in both classical and quantum mechanics, with particular attention to Gibbs paradox. Section 1 is on the Gibbs paradox; section 2 is a defense of classical indistinguishability, notwithstanding the widely-held view, that classical particles can always be distinguished by their trajectories. The last section is about the notion of object more generally, and on whether indistinguishables should be thought of as objects at all.
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  35. Constructibility of the Universal Wave Function.Arkady Bolotin - 2016 - Foundations of Physics 46 (10):1253-1268.
    This paper focuses on a constructive treatment of the mathematical formalism of quantum theory and a possible role of constructivist philosophy in resolving the foundational problems of quantum mechanics, particularly, the controversy over the meaning of the wave function of the universe. As it is demonstrated in the paper, unless the number of the universe’s degrees of freedom is fundamentally upper bounded or hypercomputation is physically realizable, the universal wave function is a non-constructive entity in the sense of constructive recursive (...)
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  36. Philosophic Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.A. R. Turquette - 1945 - Philosophical Review 54 (5):513.
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  37. On Some Troubles with the Metaphysics of Fermionic Compositions.Tomasz Bigaj - 2016 - Foundations of Physics 46 (9):1168-1184.
    In this paper I discuss some metaphysical consequences of an unorthodox approach to the problem of the identity and individuality of “indistinguishable” quantum particles. This approach is based on the assumption that the only admissible way of individuating separate components of a given system is with the help of the permutation-invariant qualitative properties of the total system. Such a method of individuation, when applied to fermionic compositions occupying so-called GMW-nonentangled states, yields highly implausible consequences regarding the number of distinct components (...)
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  38. Quantum Structural Studies: Classical Emergence From the Quantum Level.R. Kastner, J. Jeknic-Dugic & G. Jaroszkiewicz (eds.) - forthcoming - World Scientific.
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  39. An Uncertainty Relation for the Orbital Angular Momentum Operator.H. Fakhri & M. Sayyah-Fard - 2016 - Foundations of Physics 46 (8):1062-1073.
    A common reducible representation space of the Lie algebras su and su is equipped with two different types of scalar products. The representation bases are labeled by the azimuthal and magnetic quantum numbers. The generators of su are the x-, y- and z-components of the orbital angular momentum operator. The representation of each of these Lie algebras is unitary with respect to only one of the scalar products. To each positive magnetic quantum number a family of the su-Barut–Girardello coherent states (...)
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  40. The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics in the Philosophy of Nature.Grete Hermann & Dirk Lumma - 1999 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 7 (1):35-44.
    The following article by Grete Hermann arguably occupies an important place in the history of the philosophical interpretation of of quantum mechanics. The purpose of Hermann's writing on natural philosophy is to examine the revision of the law of causality which quantum mechanics seems to require at a fundamental level of theoretical description in physics. It is Hermann's declared intention to show that quantum mechanics does not disprove the concept of causality, "yet has clarified [it] and has removed from it (...)
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  41. Quantum Lifetimes and Momentum Relaxation of Electrons and Holes in Ga0.7In0.3N0.015As0.985/GaAs Quantum Wells.E. Tiras, N. Balkan, S. Ardali, M. Gunes, C. Fontaine & A. Arnoult - 2011 - Philosophical Magazine 91 (4):628-639.
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  42. The Schrödinger–Newton Equation as a Possible Generator of Quantum State Reduction.Jasper van Wezel & Jeroen van den Brink - 2008 - Philosophical Magazine 88 (11):1659-1671.
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  43. Localized Orbital Wave Functions for Argon and Aluminium-A Comparison Between Theory and Experiment.Malcolm Cooper & Brian Williams - 1972 - Philosophical Magazine 26 (6):1441-1446.
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  44. System Green Functions for Interacting Quantum Particles.A. Gonis - 2006 - Philosophical Magazine 86 (17-18):2537-2552.
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  45. Gutzwiller Wave Functions for Correlated Electrons: Theory and Applications.Florian Gebhard - 2006 - Philosophical Magazine 86 (13-14):1847-1876.
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  46. Quasiperiodic States in Linear Surface Wave Experiments.M. Torres, J. P. Adrados, P. Cobo, A. Fernandez, G. Chiappe, E. Louis, J. A. Miralles, J. A. Verges & J. L. Aragon - 2006 - Philosophical Magazine 86 (6-8):1065-1073.
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  47. Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries The History of Quantum Theory. By Friedrich Hund. Trans. By Gordon Reece. London: Harrap, 1974. Pp. 260. £6.10. [REVIEW]Jon Dorling - 1975 - British Journal for the History of Science 8 (2):188-189.
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  48. The New Physics Katherine Russel Sopka, Quantum Physics in America, 1920–1935. New York: Arno Press, 1980. Pp. Xx + 547. $42.000. [REVIEW]David Cassidy - 1982 - British Journal for the History of Science 15 (2):202-204.
  49. David Cassidy & Martha Baker. Werner Heisenberg. A Bibliography of His Writings , Berkeley: Office for History of Science and Technology, University of California, 1984. Pp. 153. - W. Heisenberg. Gesammelte Werke/Collected Works, Series B. Eds, W. Blum, H.-P. Dürr and H. Rechenberg. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Tokyo: Springer-Verlag, 1984. Pp. 947. - Elisabeth Heisenberg. Inner Exile. Recollections of a Life with Werner Heisenberg. Translated by S. Cappellari and C. Morris, Boston, Basel, Stuttgart: Birkhäuser, 1984. Pp. 170. [REVIEW]Helge Kragh - 1986 - British Journal for the History of Science 19 (2):232-232.
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  50. Interpreting Bodies: Classical and Quantum Objects in Modern Physics. Elena Castellani.Edward MacKinnon - 2001 - Isis 92 (1):209-210.
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