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  1. The Shaky Game: Einstein, Realism, and the Quantum Theory.Arthur Fine - 1986 - University of Chicago Press.
    In this new edition, Arthur Fine looks at Einstein's philosophy of science and develops his own views on realism. A new Afterword discusses the reaction to Fine's own theory. "What really led Einstein . . . to renounce the new quantum order? For those interested in this question, this book is compulsory reading."--Harvey R. Brown, American Journal of Physics "Fine has successfully combined a historical account of Einstein's philosophical views on quantum mechanics and a discussion of some of the philosophical (...)
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  2. The Natural Ontological Attitude.Arthur I. Fine - 1984 - In J. Leplin (ed.), Scientific Realism. University of California Press. pp. 261--77.
  3. Unnatural Attitudes: Realist and Instrumentalist Attachments to Science.Arthur Fine - 1986 - Mind 95 (378):149-179.
    The realist programme has degenerated by now to the point where it is quite beyond salvage. A token of this degeneration is that there are altogether too many realisms. It is as though by splitting into a confusing array of types and kinds, realism has hoped that some one variety might yet escape extinct. I shall survey the debate, and some of these realisms, below. Here I would just point out the obvious; that in so far as the successes of (...)
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  4. Fictionalism.Arthur Fine - 1993 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 18 (1):1-18.
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    The Life of The Cosmos.Steven Weinstein & Arthur Fine - 1998 - Journal of Philosophy 95 (5):264-268.
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  6. Piecemeal Realism.Arthur Fine - 1991 - Philosophical Studies 61 (1-2):79 - 96.
    Faced with realist-resistant sciences and the no-nonsense attitude of the times realism has moved away from the rather grandiose program that had traditionally been characteristic of its school. The objective of the shift seems to be to protect some doctrine still worthy of the "realist" name. The strategy is to relocate the school to where conditions seem optimal for its defense, and then to insinuate that the case for such a " piecemeal realism" could be made elsewhere too, were there (...)
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  7. Probability and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.Arthur Fine - 1973 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 24 (1):1-37.
  8. Bohmian Mechanics and Quantum Theory: An Appraisal.James T. Cushing, Arthur Fine & Sheldon Goldstein - 1996 - Springer.
     
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    Essays in Quasi-Realism.Arthur Fine - 1993 - Ethics 105 (3):646-648.
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  10. Do Correlations Need to Be Explained?Arthur Fine - 1989 - In James T. Cushing & Ernan McMullin (eds.), Philosophical Consequences of Quantum Theory. University of Notre Dame Press. pp. 175--194.
     
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    How to Compare Theories: Reference and Change.Arthur Fine - 1975 - Noûs 9 (1):17-32.
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    Some Local Models for Correlation Experiments.Arthur Fine - 1982 - Synthese 50 (2):279 - 294.
    This paper constructs two classes of models for the quantum correlation experiments used to test the Bell-type inequalities, synchronization models and prism models. Both classes employ deterministic hidden variables, satisfy the causal requirements of physical locality, and yield precisely the quantum mechanical statistics. In the synchronization models, the joint probabilities, for each emission, do not factor in the manner of stochastic independence, showing that such factorizability is not required for locality. In the prism models the observables are not random variables (...)
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    The Viewpoint of No-One in Particular.Arthur Fine - 1998 - Proceedings and Adresses of the Apa 72 (2):9-20.
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    And Not Anti-Realism Either.Arthur Fine - 1984 - Noûs 18 (1):51-65.
    This paper develops lines of criticism directed at two currently popular versions of anti-realism: the putnam-rorty-kuhn version that is centered on an acceptance theory of truth, and the van fraassen version that is centered on empiricist strictures over warranted beliefs. the paper continues by elaborating and extending a stance, called "the natural ontological attitude", that is neither realist nor anti-realist.
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  15. The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Argument in Quantum Theory.Arthur Fine - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    In the May 15, 1935 issue of Physical Review Albert Einstein co-authored a paper with his two postdoctoral research associates at the Institute for Advanced Study, Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen. The article was entitled “Can Quantum Mechanical Description of Physical Reality Be Considered Complete?” (Einstein et al. 1935). Generally referred to as “EPR”, this paper quickly became a centerpiece in the debate over the interpretation of the quantum theory, a debate that continues today. The paper features a striking case (...)
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  16. Quantum Life.Arthur Fine - 2003 - Journal of Philosophy 100 (2):80-97.
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    The Viewpoint of No-One in Particular.Arthur Fine - 1998 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 72 (2):7-20.
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    On the Completeness of Quantum Theory.Arthur Fine - 1974 - Synthese 29 (1-4):257 - 289.
  19. Science Made Up: Constructivist Sociology of Scientific Knowledge.Arthur Fine - manuscript
    (Draft copy published as “Science Made Up: Constructivist Sociology of Scientific Knowledge.” In P. Galison and D. Stump (eds.) The Disunity of Science: Boundaries, Contexts, and Power. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996, pp. 231-54.).
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    Correlations and Physical Locality.Arthur Fine - 1980 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1980:535 - 562.
    Two principles of locality used in discussions about quantum mechanics are distinguished. The intuitive no-action-at-a distance requirement is called physical locality. There is also a mathematical requirement of a kind of factorizability which is referred to as "locality". It is argued in this paper that factorizability is not necessary for physical locality. Ways of producing models that are physically local although not factorizable which are concerned with correlations between the behavior of pairs of particles are suggested. These models can account (...)
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    Bohr's Response to EPR.Mara Beller & Arthur Fine - 1994 - In Jan Faye & Henry J. Folse (eds.), Niels Bohr and Contemporary Philosophy. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 1--31.
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    Against Indeterminacy.John Earman & Arthur Fine - 1977 - Journal of Philosophy 74 (9):535-538.
  23. Correlations and Efficiency: Testing the Bell Inequalities. [REVIEW]Arthur Fine - 1989 - Foundations of Physics 19 (5):453-478.
    This paper examines the efficiency problem involved in experimental tests of so-called “local” hidden variables. It separates the phenomenological locality at issue in the Bell case from Einstein's different conception of locality, and shows how phenomenological locality also differs from the factorizability needed to derive the Bell inequalities in the stochastic case. It then pursues the question of whether factorizable, local models (or, equivalently, deterministic ones) exist for the experiments designed to test the Bell inequalities, thus rendering the experimental argument (...)
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    Algebraic Constraints on Hidden Variables.Arthur Fine & Paul Teller - 1978 - Foundations of Physics 8 (7-8):629-636.
    In the contemporary discussion of hidden variable interpretations of quantum mechanics, much attention has been paid to the “no hidden variable” proof contained in an important paper of Kochen and Specker. It is a little noticed fact that Bell published a proof of the same result the preceding year, in his well-known 1966 article, where it is modestly described as a corollary to Gleason's theorem. We want to bring out the great simplicity of Bell's formulation of this result and to (...)
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  25. Inequalities for Nonideal Correlation Experiments.Arthur Fine - 1991 - Foundations of Physics 21 (3):365-378.
    This paper addresses the “inefficiency loophole” in the Bell theorem. We examine factorizable stochastic models for the Bell inequalities, where we allow the detection efficiency to depend both on the “hidden” state of the measured system and also its passage through an analyzer. We show that, nevertheless, if the efficiency functions are symmetric between the two wings of the experiment, one can dispense with supplementary assumptions and derive new inequalities that enable the models to be tested even for highly inefficient (...)
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    On Zurek’s Derivation of the Born Rule.Maximilian Schlosshauer & Arthur Fine - 2005 - Foundations of Physics 35 (2):197-213.
    Recently, W. H. Zurek presented a novel derivation of the Born rule based on a mechanism termed environment-assisted invariance, or “envariance” [W. H. Zurek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 120404 ]. We review this approach and identify fundamental assumptions that have implicitly entered into it, emphasizing issues that any such derivation is likely to face.
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  27. The Scientific Image Twenty Years Later.Arthur Fine - 2001 - Philosophical Studies 106 (1-2):107 - 122.
    What we represent to ourselves behind the appear- ances exists only in our understanding . . . [having] only the value of memoria technica or formula whose form, because it is arbitrary and irrelevant, varies . . . with the standpoint of our culture.
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    Consistency, Derivability, and Scientific Change.Arthur I. Fine - 1967 - Journal of Philosophy 64 (8):231-240.
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    A Local Hidden Variable Theory for the GHZ Experiment.Laszlo E. Szabo & Arthur Fine - 2002 - Physics Letters A 295:229–240.
    A recent analysis by de Barros and Suppes of experimentally realizable GHZ correlations supports the conclusion that these correlations cannot be explained by introducing local hidden variables. We show, nevertheless, that their analysis does not exclude local hidden variable models in which the inefficiency in the experiment is an effect not only of random errors in the detector equipment, but is also the manifestation of a pre-set, hidden property of the particles ("prism models"). Indeed, we present an explicit prism model (...)
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  30. Logic, Probability, and Quantum Theory.Arthur I. Fine - 1968 - Philosophy of Science 35 (2):101-111.
    The aim of this paper is to present and discuss a probabilistic framework that is adequate for the formulation of quantum theory and faithful to its applications. Contrary to claims, which are examined and rebutted, that quantum theory employs a nonclassical probability theory based on a nonclassical "logic," the probabilistic framework set out here is entirely classical and the "logic" used is Boolean. The framework consists of a set of states and a set of quantities that are interrelated in a (...)
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    Science Fictions: Comment on Godfrey-Smith.Arthur Fine - 2009 - Philosophical Studies 143 (1):117 - 125.
    This is a comment on Peter Godfrey-Smith’s, “Models and Fictions in Science”. The comments explore problems he raises if we treat model systems as fictions in a naturalized and deflationary framework.
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    Antinomies of Entanglement: The Puzzling Case of the Tangled Statistics.Arthur Fine - 1982 - Journal of Philosophy 79 (12):733-747.
  33. Epistemic Instrumentalism, Exceeding Our Grasp.Arthur Fine - 2008 - Philosophical Studies 137 (1):135-139.
    In the concluding chapter of Exceeding our Grasp Kyle Stanford outlines a positive response to the central issue raised brilliantly by his book, the problem of unconceived alternatives. This response, called "epistemic instrumentalism", relies on a distinction between instrumental and literal belief. We examine this distinction and with it the viability of Stanford's instrumentalism, which may well be another case of exceeding our grasp.
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    Motives for Research.Arthur Fine - 2018 - Spontaneous Generations 9 (1):42-45.
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    Reflections on a Relational Theory of Space.Arthur Fine - 1971 - Synthese 22 (3-4):448 - 481.
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    Quantum Theory and Reality.Arthur Fine - 1970 - Philosophical Review 79 (2):295-298.
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    Review of T He Dappled World: A Study of the Boundaries of Science. [REVIEW]Eric Winsberg, Mathias Frisch, Karen Merikangas Darling & Arthur Fine - 2000 - Journal of Philosophy 97 (7):403-408.
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    Grünbaum on Freud: Three Grounds for Dissent.Arthur Fine & Micky Forbes - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):237-238.
  39. Relativism, Pragmatism, and the Practice of Science.Arthur Fine - 2007 - In Cheryl Misak (ed.), New Pragmatists. Oxford University Press. pp. 50--67.
    "But science in the making, science as an end to be pursued, is as subjective and psychologically conditioned as any other branch of human endeavor-- so much so that the question, What is the purpose and meaning of science? receives quite different answers at different times and from different sorts of people" (Einstein 1934, p. 112).
     
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    Interpreting Science.Arthur Fine - 1988 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:3 - 11.
    Using episodes in the history of the interpretation of the psi-function, this paper addresses the question of how the understanding of science sought by philosophy of science relates to the understanding sought by science itself. This leads to a conception of the discipline of philosophy of science as an historical entity. The paper concludes by drawing out the implications of that conception for our role in the humanities, and our relationship to the sciences and to ongoing scientific work.
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    Trughmongering: Less Is True.Arthur Fine - 1989 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 19 (4):611-616.
    In defending NOA against some contemporary antirealisms I distinguish two antirealist camps: the epistemology inflaters, who come to their antirealism by filling up inquiry and belief formation with various warrants and principles of justification, and the semantic inflaters, or truthmongers, who come to their antirealism by exchanging truth for some epistemic notion, like ideal rational acceptablility. In parity with arguments against the correspondence theory of truth, which I see at the heart of various realisms, I argue against antirealist truthmongering in (...)
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    Antinomies of Entanglement.Arthur Fine - 1982 - Journal of Philosophy 79 (12):733-747.
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    Einstein's Interpretations of the Quantum Theory.Arthur Fine - 1993 - Science in Context 6 (1):257-273.
  44. Realism, Beyond Miracles.Axel Mueller & Arthur Fine - 2005 - In Yemima Ben-Menahim (ed.), Contemporary Philosophy in Focus: Hilary Putnam. Cambridge University Press. pp. 83-124.
    Two things about Hilary Putnam have not changed throughout his career: some (including Putnam himself) have regarded him as a “realist” and some have seen him as a philosopherwho changed his positions (certainly with respect to realism) almost continually. Apparently, what realism meant to him in the 1960s, in the late seventies and eighties, and in the nineties, respectively, are quite different things. Putnam indicates this by changing prefixes: scientific, metaphysical, internal, pragmatic, commonsense, but always realism. Encouraged by Putnam’s own (...)
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    Trughmongering.Arthur Fine - 1989 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 19 (4):611-616.
    In defending NOA against some contemporary antirealisms I distinguish two antirealist camps: the epistemology inflaters, who come to their antirealism by filling up inquiry and belief formation with various warrants and principles of justification, and the semantic inflaters, or truthmongers, who come to their antirealism by exchanging truth for some epistemic notion, like ideal rational acceptablility. In parity with arguments against the correspondence theory of truth, which I see at the heart of various realisms, I argue against antirealist truthmongering in (...)
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    Author-Meets-Critics: Exceeding Our Grasp by Kyle Stanford.Arthur Fine, Peter Godfrey-Smith & Anjan Chakravartty - 2008 - Philosophical Studies 137 (1):149-158.
    Two of the most potent challenges faced by scientific realism are the underdetermination of theories by data, and the pessimistic induction based on theories previously held to be true, but subsequently acknowledged as false. Recently, Stanford (2006, Exceeding our grasp: Science, history, and the problem of unconceived alternatives. Oxford: Oxford University Press) has formulated what he calls the problem of unconceived alternatives: a version of the underdetermination thesis combined with a historical argument of the same form as the pessimistic induction. (...)
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    How to Count Frequencies: A Primer for Quantum Realists.Arthur Fine - 1979 - Synthese 42 (1):145 - 154.
  48. Physical Geometry and Physical Laws.Arthur Fine - 1964 - Philosophy of Science 31 (2):156-162.
  49. Gauge Theory, Anomalies and Global Geometry: The Interplay of Physics and Mathematics.Dana Fine & Arthur Fine - 1997 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 28 (3):307-323.
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    Measurement and Quantum Silence.Arthur Fine - 1993 - In S. French & H. Kamminga (eds.), Correspondence, Invariance and Heuristics. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 279--294.
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