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Avshalom C. Elitzur
Tel Aviv University
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    Quantum Mechanical Interaction-Free Measurements.Avshalom C. Elitzur & Lev Vaidman - 1993 - Foundations of Physics 23 (7):987-997.
    A novel manifestation of nonlocality of quantum mechanics is presented. It is shown that it is possible to ascertain the existence of an object in a given region of space without interacting with it. The method might have practical applications for delicate quantum experiments.
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  2. Consciousness Makes a Difference: A Reluctant Dualist’s Confession.Avshalom C. Elitzur - 2009 - In A. Batthyany & A. C. Elitzur (eds.), Irreducibly Conscious: Selected Papers on Consciousness.
    This paper’s outline is as follows. In sections 1-3 I give an exposi¬tion of the Mind-Body Problem, with emphasis on what I believe to be the heart of the problem, namely, the Percepts-Qualia Nonidentity and its incompatibility with the Physical Closure Paradigm. In 4 I present the “Qualia Inaction Postulate” underlying all non-interactionist theo¬ries that seek to resolve the above problem. Against this convenient postulate I propose in section 5 the “Bafflement Ar¬gument,” which is this paper's main thesis. Sections 6-11 (...)
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    Quo Vadis Quantum Mechanics?Avshalom C. Elitzur, Shahar Dolev & Nancy Kolenda (eds.) - 2005 - Springer.
    So quantum mechanics has been an amazing success story. I stress this point at the outset, for two reasons. First, it is, unfortunately, all too easy to get used to success. Nowadays, both physicists, for whom the various quantum theories have ...
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    Interaction-Free Effects Between Distant Atoms.Yakir Aharonov, Eliahu Cohen, Avshalom C. Elitzur & Lee Smolin - 2018 - Foundations of Physics 48 (1):1-16.
    A Gedanken experiment is presented where an excited and a ground-state atom are positioned such that, within the former’s half-life time, they exchange a photon with 50% probability. A measurement of their energy state will therefore indicate in 50% of the cases that no photon was exchanged. Yet other measurements would reveal that, by the mere possibility of exchange, the two atoms have become entangled. Consequently, the “no exchange” result, apparently precluding entanglement, is non-locally established between the atoms by this (...)
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  5. Mind and its Place in the World: Non-Reductionist Approaches to the Ontology of Consciousness.Alexander Batthyany & Avshalom C. Elitzur (eds.) - 2006 - Ontos.
    By presenting a wide spectrum of non-reductive theories, the volume endeavors to overcome the dichotomy between dualism and monism that keeps plaguing the debate in favor of new and more differentiated positions.
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  6. Consciousness and the Incompleteness of the Physical Explanation of Behavior.Avshalom C. Elitzur - 1989 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 10 (1):1-20.
     
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    Can Special Relativity Be Derived From Galilean Mechanics Alone?Or Sela, Boaz Tamir, Shahar Dolev & Avshalom C. Elitzur - 2009 - Foundations of Physics 39 (5):499-509.
    Special relativity is based on the apparent contradiction between two postulates, namely, Galilean vs. c-invariance. We show that anomalies ensue by holding the former postulate alone. In order for Galilean invariance to be consistent, it must hold not only for bodies’ motions, but also for the signals and forces they exchange. If the latter ones do not obey the Galilean version of the Velocities Addition Law, invariance is violated. If, however, they do, causal anomalies, information loss and conservation laws’ violations (...)
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  8. Irreducibly Conscious. Selected Papers on Consciousness.Alexander Batthyany & Avshalom C. Elitzur (eds.) - 2009 - Winter.
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    Undoing Quantum Measurements: Novel Twists to the Physical Account of Time.Avshalom C. Elitzur & Shahar Dolev - 2008 - In World Scientific (ed.), Physics of Emergence and Organization. pp. 61--75.
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    Consciousness Can No Longer Be Ignored.Avshalom C. Elitzur - 1995 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 2 (4):353-58.
    Moody's thought-experiment invoking zombies to demonstrate the uniqueness of consciousness is commended. His conclusions accord well with previous ones arrived at by Penrose, Chalmers and myself. All these works lead to a disturbing conclusion: onsciousness, as something distinct from the brain processes, interferes with physical reality. Ergo, it is no longer possible to adhere to any of the modern theories of mind that preserve the completeness of physics. This conclusion is, in principle, testable.
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    Recurrent Quantum Neural Network and its Applications.Laxmidhar Behera, Indrani Kar & Avshalom C. Elitzur - 2006 - In J. Tuszynski (ed.), The Emerging Physics of Consciousness. Springer Verlag. pp. 327--350.
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    Life and Mind, Past and Future: Schrodinger's Vision Fifty Years Later.Avshalom C. Elitzur - 1995 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 38 (3):433-458.
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  13. Neither Idealism nor Materialism: A Reply to Snyder.Avshalom C. Elitzur - 1990 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 303 (2):303-307.
    Lack of distinction between the formalism of quantum mechanics and its various interpretations leads to some popular misrepresentations. As long as none of the interpretations can present an unambiguous empirical validation, their status remains purely philosophical. These arguments are shown to apply to Snyder's claims. Next it is shown that Snyder's critcism does not address the main points in the argument concerning the physical impact of consciousness. The reply concludes with some reflections on methodology in the search for a physical (...)
     
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  14. Time and Consciousness: The Uneasy Bearing of Relativity on the Mind-Body Problem.Avshalom C. Elitzur - 1996 - In Stuart R. Hameroff, Alfred W. Kaszniak & A. C. Scott (eds.), Toward a Science of Consciousness. MIT Press.
  15. Zeman Ve-Toda Ah Tehiyot Hadashot Al Hidot Atikot.Avshalom C. Elitzur - 1994
     
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