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  1. Emergence and Quantum Mechanics.Frederick M. Kronz & Justin T. Tiehen - 2002 - Philosophy of Science 69 (2):324-347.
    In a recent article Humphreys has developed an intriguing proposal for making sense of emergence. The crucial notion for this purpose is what he calls "fusion" and his paradigm for it is quantum nonseparability. In what follows, we will develop this position in more detail, and then discuss its ramifications and limitations. Its ramifications are quite radical; its limitations are substantial. An alternative approach to emergence that involves quantum physics is then proposed.
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  2. 10. Interpreting Quantum Field Theory Interpreting Quantum Field Theory (Pp. 348-378).Michael Friedman, Robert DiSalle, J. D. Trout, Shaun Nichols, Maralee Harrell, Clark Glymour, Carl G. Wagner, Kent W. Staley, Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla & Frederick M. Kronz - 2002 - Philosophy of Science 69 (2).
     
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    Hidden Locality, Conspiracy and Superluminal Signals.Frederick M. Kronz - 1990 - Philosophy of Science 57 (3):420-444.
    This paper involves one crucial assumption; namely, that the statistical predictions of quantum mechanics for Bell's variant of the EPR experiment will continue to be verified as detector efficiencies are improved and the need for coincidence counters is eliminated. This assumption entails that any hidden-variables theory for quantum mechanics must violate Bell's inequality--the inequality derived in Bell (1964). It is shown here that four locality conditions are involved in the derivation of Bell's inequality; and that a violation of any of (...)
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  4. Quantum Entanglement and Nonideal Measurements: A Critique of Margenau's Objections to the Projection Postulate.Frederick M. Kronz - 1991 - Synthese 89 (2):229 - 251.
    I defend the projection postulate against two of Margenau's criticisms. One involves two types of nonideal measurements, measurements that disturb and measurements that annihilate. Such measurements cannot be characterized using the original version of the projection postulate. This is one of the most interesting and powerful objections to the projection postulate since most realistic measurements are nonideal, in Margenau's sense. I show that a straightforward generalization of the projection postulate is capable of handling the more realistic kinds of measurements considered (...)
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    Is Chaos Indeterministic?Robert C. Bishop & Frederick M. Kronz - 1999 - In Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara (ed.), Language, Quantum, Music. pp. 129--141.
    An examination of determinism in the context of chaotic dynamics.
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    The Projection Postulate and the Time-Energy Uncertainty Relation.Frederick M. Kronz - 1992 - Philosophy of Science 59 (1):1-15.
    The purpose of this paper is to solve a serious problem for the projection postulate involving the time-energy uncertainty relation. The problem was recently raised by Teller, who believes that the problem is insoluble and, consequently, that the projection postulate should no longer be regarded as a serious focus for interpretive investigation.
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    Aristotle, the Direction Problem, and the Structure of the Sublunar Realm.Frederick M. Kronz - 1990 - Modern Schoolman 67 (4):247-257.
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    EPR: The Correlations Are Still a Mystery.Frederick M. Kronz - 1988 - Philosophy of Science 55 (4):631-639.
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    Review of Nature's Capacities and Their Measurement by Nancy D. Cartwright. [REVIEW]Frederick M. Kronz - 1994 - Philosophy of Science 61 (1):155-157.
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    The Philosophy of Physics.Frederick M. Kronz - 2002 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 53 (3):473-475.
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    Jarrett Completeness and Superluminal Signals.Frederick M. Kronz - 1990 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:227-239.
    Jarrett has demonstrated that "strong locality," one of the conditions used by Bell to derive his well known inequality, is equivalent to the conjunction of two other conditions which he calls "hidden locality" and "completeness." He has also demonstrated that if it is possible to control the hidden states of the measured system, then violations of hidden locality can be used to transmit information superluminally; and that this is not so with respect to violations of completeness. This he has taken (...)
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    Carnap and Achinstein on Evidence.Frederick M. Kronz - 1992 - Philosophical Studies 67 (2):151 - 167.
    Two notions of evidence are focused on in this essay, Carnap's positive-relevance notion of evidence (1962, pp. 462 ff.), and Achinstein's notion of potential evidence (1978; and 1983, pp. 322–350). Achinstein creates several interesting examples in his attempt to find faults in Carnap's notion of evidence; his motive, ultimately, is to impel us towards potential evidence. The purpose of this essay is to show that positive relevance is significantly more promising than potential evidence with respect to capturing the scientific sense (...)
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    Philosophy of Physics.Frederick M. Kronz - 1994 - Review of Metaphysics 48 (1):168-170.
    This is a sophisticated, nontechnical introduction to the main issues in the philosophy of physics. It is exceptionally well-written. The issues are well-chosen, the prose are clear and concise, the text is organized into manageable sections arranged in a logical manner, and the treatment of various positions on the main issues is evenhanded. Also, each of the three central chapters is supplemented by an annotated bibliography that will serve well as a selective guide for motivated readers.
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    Chaos in a Model of an Open Quantum System.Frederick M. Kronz - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (3):453.
    In a previous essay I argued that quantum chaos cannot be exhibited in models of quantum systems within von Neumann's mathematical framework for quantum mechanics, and that it can be exhibited in models within Dirac's formal framework. In this essay, the negative thesis concerning von Neumann's framework is elaborated further by extending it to the case of Hamiltonian operators having a continuous spectrum. The positive thesis concerning Dirac's formal framework is also elaborated further by constructing a chaotic model of an (...)
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    Book Review. [REVIEW]Frederick M. Kronz - 1993 - Mind 102 (408):681-681.
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    Quantum Mechanics: An Empiricist View. Bas C. Van Fraassen.Frederick M. Kronz - 1993 - Isis 84 (3):620-621.
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    Mill on the Hypothetical Method: A Discussion of Achinstein's Defense of Mill and Newton on Induction.Frederick M. Kronz - 2011 - In Gregory J. Morgan (ed.), Philosophy of Science Matters: The Philosophy of Peter Achinstein. Oxford University Press. pp. 96.
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