Quantum Reality, Relativistic Causality, and Closing the Epistemic Circle

Springer (2009)

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Part I Introduction Passion at a Distance (Don Howard) Part II Philosophy, Methodology and History Balancing Necessity and Fallibilism: Charles Sanders Peirce on the Status of Mathematics and its Intersection with the Inquiry into Nature (Ronald Anderson) Newton’s Methodology (William Harper) Whitehead’s Philosophy and Quantum Mechanics (QM): A Tribute to Abner Shimony (Shimon Malin) Bohr and the Photon (John Stachel) Part III Bell’s Theorem and Nonlocality A. Theory Extending the Concept of an “Element of Reality” to Work with Inefficient Detectors (Daniel M. Greenberger) A General Proof of Nonlocality without Inequalities for Bipartite States (GianCarlo Ghirardi and Luca Marinatto) On the Separability of Physical Systems (Jon P. Jarrett) Bell Inequalities: Many Questions, a Few Answers (Nicolas Gisin) B. Experiment Do Experimental Violations of Bell Inequalities Require a Nonlocal Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics? II: Analysis a la Bell (Edward S. Fry, Xinmei Qu, and Marlan O. Scully) The Physics of 2 = 1 + 1 (Yanhua Shih) Part IV Probability, Uncertainty, and Stochastic Modifications of Quantum Mechanics Interpretations of Probability in Quantum Mechanics: A Case of “Experimental Metaphysics” (Geoffrey Hellman) “No Information Without Disturbance”: Quantum Limitations of Measurement (Paul Busch) How Stands Collapse II (Philip Pearle) Is There a Relation Between the Breakdown of the Superposition Principle and an Indeterminacy in the Structure of the Einsteinian Space-Time? (Andor Frenkel) Indistinguishability or Stochastic Dependence? (D. Costantini and U. Garibaldi) Part V Relativity Plane Geometry in Spacetime (N. David Mermin) The Transient nows (Steven F. Savitt) Quantum in Gravity? (Michael Horne) A Proposed Test of the Local Causality of Spacetime (Adrian Kent) Quantum Gravity Computers: On the Theory of Computation with Indefinite Causal Structure (Lucien Hardy) “Definability,” “Conventionality,” and Simultaneity in Einstein–Minkowski Space-Time (Howard Stein) Part VI Concluding Words Bistro Banter: A Dialogue with Abner Shimony and Lee Smolin Unfinished Work: A Bequest (Abner Shimony) Bibliography of Abner Shimony

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