British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 56 (3):521-539 (2005)
Although many physicists have little interest in philosophical arguments about their subject, an analysis of debates about the paradoxes of quantum mechanics shows that their disagreements often depend upon assumptions about the relationship between theories and the real world. Some consider that physics is about building mathematical models which necessarily have limited domains of applicability, while others are searching for a final theory of everything, to which their favourite theory is supposed to be an approximation. We discuss some particular recent debates about quantum theory in which the underlying assumptions are not fully articulated. Introduction Setting the scene The Ghirardi, Rimini and Weber theory Quantum marbles Radioactive decay and isomerism The limits of quantum theory.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Explaining the Unobserved: Why Quantum Theory Ain't Only About Information.Amit Hagar & Meir Hemmo - 2006 - Foundations of Physics 36 (9):1295-1234.
Beyond Fapp: Three Approaches to Improving Orthodox Quantum Theory and An Experimental Test.Nicholas Maxwell - 1993 - In A. van der Merwe, F. Selleri & G. Tarozzi (eds.), Bell's Theorem and the Foundations of Modern Physics. World Scientific.
Quantum Mechanics: Are There Quantum Jumps? Trieste, Italy, 5 Spetember -2005 and on the Present Status of Quantum Mechanics Lošinj, Croatia 7-9 September 2005. [REVIEW]Angelo Bassi (ed.) - 2006 - American Institute of Physics.
Implications of Quantum Theory in the Foundations of Statistical Mechanics.David Wallace - manuscript -
Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Field Theory.Harvey R. Brown & Rom Harré (eds.) - 1988 - Oxford University Press.
Quantum Theory, Reconsideration of Foundations 4: Växjö (Sweden), 11-16 June, 2007.Guillaume Adenier (ed.) - 2007 - American Institute of Physics.
Quantum Theory: Reconsideration of Foundations-3: Växjö, Sweden, 6-11 June 2005.Guillaume Adenier, A. I͡U Khrennikov & Theo M. Nieuwenhuizen (eds.) - 2006 - American Institute of Physics.
Quantum Theory, Reconsideration of Foundations 5: Växjö, Sweden, 14-18 June 2009.A. I͡U Khrennikov (ed.) - 2010 - American Institute of Physics.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads47 ( #104,815 of 2,116,966 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #395,074 of 2,116,966 )
How can I increase my downloads?
There are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.