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    Eating Goldstone Bosons in a Phase Transition: A Critical Review of Lyre’s Analysis of the Higgs Mechanism. [REVIEW]Adrian Wüthrich - 2012 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 43 (2):281-287.
    In this note, I briefly review Lyre's analysis and interpretation of the Higgs mechanism. Contrary to Lyre, I maintain that, on the proper understanding of the term, the Higgs mechanism refers to a physical process in the course of which gauge bosons acquire a mass. Since also Lyre's worries about imaginary masses can be dismissed, a realistic interpretation of the Higgs mechanism seems viable.
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    Local Acausality.Adrian Wüthrich - 2014 - Foundations of Physics 44 (6):594-609.
    A fair amount of recent scholarship has been concerned with correcting a supposedly wrong, but wide-spread, assessment of the consequences of the empirical falsification of Bell-type inequalities. In particular, it has been claimed that Bell-type inequalities follow from “locality tout court” without additional assumptions such as “realism” or “hidden variables”. However, this line of reasoning conflates restrictions on the spatio-temporal relation between causes and their effects (“locality”) and the assumption of a cause for every event (“causality”). It thus fails to (...)
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    The Higgs Discovery as a Diagnostic Causal Inference.Adrian Wüthrich - 2017 - Synthese 194 (2).
    I reconstruct the discovery of the Higgs boson by the ATLAS collaboration at CERN as the application of a series of inferences from effects to causes. I show to what extent such diagnostic causal inferences can be based on well established knowledge gained in previous experiments. To this extent, causal reasoning can be used to infer the existence of entities, rather than just causal relationships between them. The resulting account relies on the principle of causality, attributes only a heuristic role (...)
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    Minimal Assumption Derivation of a Weak Clauser–Horne Inequality.Samuel Portmann & Adrian Wüthrich - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 38 (4):844-862.
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    Minimal Assumption Derivation of a Bell-Type Inequality.Gerd Graßhoff, Samuel Portmann & Adrian Wüthrich - 2005 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 56 (4):663 - 680.
    John Bell showed that a big class of local hidden-variable models stands in conflict with quantum mechanics and experiment. Recently, there were suggestions that empirically adequate hidden-variable models might exist which presuppose a weaker notion of local causality. We will show that a Bell-type inequality can be derived also from these weaker assumptions.
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    Minimal Assumption Derivation of a Weak Clauser–Horne Inequality.Samuel Portmann & Adrian Wüthrich - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 38 (4):844-862.
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    Bell-Type Inequalities From Separate Common Causes.Gerd Graßhoff & Adrian Wüthrich - 2010 - In Mauricio Suarez, Mauro Dorato & Miklos Redei (eds.), Epsa Philosophical Issues in the Sciences. Springer. pp. 87--92.
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    Heisenberg’s Umdeutung: A Case for a Dialogue Between History and Philosophy of Science.Adrian Wüthrich - unknown
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    Interpreting Feynman Diagrams as Visualized Models.Adrian Wuthrich - 2012 - Spontaneous Generations 6 (1):172-181.
    I give a brief introduction to how Feynman diagrams are used. I review arguments to the effect that they are only used as calculation tools and should not be interpreted as representations of physical processes. Against these arguments, I propose to regard Feynman diagrams as visual models that explain, in some respects, how elementary particles interact.
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    Against the Impossible Picture: Feynman's Heuristics in His Search for a Divergence-Free Quantum Electrodynamics.Adrian Wüthrich - unknown
    Arguably, the development of Feynman diagrams not only resulted in a useful tool for calculations but also brought about deep conceptual changes in the theory of quantum electrodynamics. Starting from this thesis, I try to bring to the fore a particular aspect of it. I maintain that the function of Feynman diagrams is not exhausted by their use in the application of the finished theory to concrete cases. Rather, Feynman diagrams are one of the results of Feynman's more general search (...)
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    Olival Freire, Jr.The Quantum Dissidents: Rebuilding the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics . Foreword by Silvan S. Schweber. Xvi + 356 Pp., Illus., Figs., Tables, Index. Heidelberg: Springer, 2015. €79.49. [REVIEW]Adrian Wüthrich - 2016 - Isis 107 (2):446-447.
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    Andrea Cappelli;, Elena Castellani;, Filippo Colomo;, Paolo Di Vecchia .The Birth of String Theory. Xxv + 636 Pp., Illus., Apps., Index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. $99. [REVIEW]Adrian Wüthrich - 2013 - Isis 104 (3):639-640.
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    The Birth of String Theory. [REVIEW]Adrian Wüthrich - 2013 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 104 (3):639-640.
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  14. New Vistas on Old Problems.Tilman Sauer & Adrian Wüthrich (eds.) - 2013 - Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge.
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  15. Locality, Causality, and Realism in the Derivation of Bell's.Adrian Wuthrich - 2013 - In Tilman Sauer & Adrian Wüthrich (eds.), New Vistas on Old Problems. Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge. pp. 149.