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    The Miracle of Existence.Henry Margenau - 1984 - New Science Library.
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  2. The Nature of Physical Reality: A Philosophy of Modern Physics.Henry Margenau - 1950 - New York, NY, USA: Ox Bow Press.
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    The Nature of Physical Reality. By Manley H. Thompson, Jr.Henry Margenau - 1950 - Ethics 61 (3):239-240.
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    Measurements and Quantum States: Part I.Henry Margenau - 1963 - Philosophy of Science 30 (1):1-16.
    Although there is a complete consensus among working physicists with respect to the practical and operational meanings of quantum states, and also a rather loosely formulated general philosophic view called the Copenhagen interpretation, a great deal of confusion and divergence of opinions exist as to the details of the measurement process and its effects upon quantum states. This paper reviews the current expositions of the measurement problem, limiting itself for lack of space primarily to the writings of physicists; it calls (...)
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    The Exclusion Principle and its Philosophical Importance.Henry Margenau - 1944 - Philosophy of Science 11 (4):187-208.
    It is strange to note so little discussion of the exclusion principle in the philosophical literature. Philosophers, largely engrossed in their perennial problems, are hardly aware of the fact that, during the last two decades, there has been introduced into physical methodology a principle of utmost philosophical importance, easily rivaling that of relativity and, in some respects, indeed that of causality. Discovered by Pauli in 1925, it immediately elucidated a whole realm of physical facts and was accepted by physicists with (...)
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    Philosophical Problems Concerning the Meaning of Measurement in Physics.Henry Margenau - 1958 - Philosophy of Science 25 (1):23-33.
    The trouble with the idea of measurement is its seeming clarity, its obviousness, its implicit claim to finality in any inquisotory discourse. Its status in philosophy of science is taken to be utterly primitive; hence the difficulties it embodies, if any, tend to escape detection and scrutiny. Yet it cannot be primitive in the sense of being exempt from analysis; for if it were every measurement would require to be simply accepted as a protocol of truth, and one should never (...)
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    Critical Points in Modern Physical Theory.Henry Margenau - 1937 - Philosophy of Science 4 (3):337-370.
    Recent discussions in the physical literature, designed to clarify the logical position of modern physical theory, have brought to light an amazing divergence of fundamental attitudes which may well bewilder the careful student of physics as well as philosophy. Quantum mechanics, representing an abstract formalism, should be capable of having its logical structure analyzed with great precision like any other mathematical discipline. Its consequences in all problems to which its method can be applied are so unambiguous, consistent, and successful in (...)
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  8. Measurements and Quantum States: Part II.Henry Margenau - 1963 - Philosophy of Science 30 (2):138-157.
    This is the second, mathematically more detailed part of a paper consisting of two articles, the first having appeared in the immediately preceding issue of this Journal. It shows that a measurement converts a pure case into a mixture with reducible probabilities. The measurement as such permits no inference whatever as to the state of the physical system subjected to measurement after the measurement has been performed. But because the probabilities after the act are classical and therefore reducible, it is (...)
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    The Physics and the Semantics of Quantum Measurement.Henry Margenau & James L. Park - 1973 - Foundations of Physics 3 (1):19-28.
    In a recent paper, Prugovečki offered a theory of simultaneous measurements based upon an axiomatic description of the measurement act which excludes certain illustrations of simultaneous measurement previously discussed by the present writers. In this article, the fundamental conceptions of state preparation, state determination, and measurement which underlie our research are compared to Prugovečki's interpretations of the analogous constructs in his theory of measurement.
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    Methodology of Modern Physics.Henry Margenau - 1935 - Philosophy of Science 2 (1):48-72.
    Methodology might be understood to mean a description of various individual procedures which have led to the successful solution of specific problems. In studying the subject of physics from this point of view, i.e. with special emphasis on method, one would naturally turn his attention to the traditional divisions of experimental and theoretical physics, the former with its measuring devices and the latter with its mathematical technique. In no other sense than this does the term methodology make any direct appeal (...)
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    Reality in Quantum Mechanics.Henry Margenau - 1949 - Philosophy of Science 16 (4):287-302.
    The philosophy of quantum mechanics has often been conceived by physicists as a collection of dogmas concerning what can be measured, observed and known. To this branch of dialectics the present paper does not attempt to contribute, chiefly because it is written from the conviction that no part of science, nor any philosophy, can safely predict what may be feasible or knowable. Rather, this brief essay endeavors to expose the epistemology of quantum physics in a way which allows it to (...)
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    Methodology of Modern Physics.Henry Margenau - 1935 - Philosophy of Science 2 (2):164-187.
    Do masses, electrons, atoms, magnetic field strengths, etc., exist? Nothing is more surprising indeed than the fact that in these days of minute quantitative analysis, of relativistic thought, most of us still expect an answer to this question in terms of yes or no. The physicist frowns upon questions of the sort: is this object green?; or what time is it on a distant star? For he knows that there are many different shades of green, and that the time depends (...)
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    Open Vistas: Philosophical Perspectives of Modern Science.J. J. C. Smart & Henry Margenau - 1962 - Philosophical Quarterly 12 (49):378.
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    Cosmos, Bios, Theos: Scientists Reflect on Science, God, and the Origins of the Universe, Life, and Homo Sapiens.Henry Margenau & Roy Abraham Varghese - 1992 - Open Court Publishing Company.
    Stranger and more momentous than the strangest of scientific theories is the appearance of God on the intellectual horizon of contemporary science. From Einstein, Planck, and Heisenberg, to Margenau, Hawking, and Eccles, some of the most penetrating modern minds have needed God in order to make sense of the cosmos.
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    Integrative Principles of Modern Thought.Henry Margenau - 1972 - New York: Gordon & Breach.
    First Published in 1972. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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    Can Time Flow Backwards?Henry Margenau - 1954 - Philosophy of Science 21 (2):79-92.
    The nature of time is one of the crucial problems in the philosophy of science and it cannot be solved by an appraisal of past formulations of the time concept, nor by introspective examination of our awareness of time. Among the philosopher's tasks is the seemingly thankless one of scrutinizing the advance of modern science for significant facts and ideas, and to integrate these into the larger notions he has formed of time. Recent physics bears suggestions of peculiar interest in (...)
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    Relativity: An Epistemological Appraisal.Henry Margenau & Richard A. Mould - 1957 - Philosophy of Science 24 (4):297-307.
    This paper is the forerunner of an extensive logical analysis of the relativity idea, in which an axiomatic structure based upon the principles of topology is developed. It is meant to expose the manner in which relativity stretches from the pole of pure conception to that of factual observation, from the a priori to the a posteriori. We take pains to show, in connection with special relativity, precisely which elements are postulational and which are verifiable empirically. Our attempt can be (...)
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    Causality and Modern Physics.Henry Margenau - 1931 - The Monist 41 (1):1-36.
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    Phenomenology and Physics.Henry Margenau - 1944 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 5 (2):269-280.
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  20. Quantum Mechanics, Free Will, and Determinism.Henry Margenau - 1967 - Journal of Philosophy 64 (21):714-725.
  21. Open Vistas: Philosophical Perspectives of Modern Science.Henry Margenau - 1961 - New Haven: Yale University Press.
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  22. Open Vistas: Philosophical Perspectives of Modern Science.Henry Margenau - 1961 - Yale University Press.
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    The Problem of Physical Explanation.Henry Margenau - 1929 - The Monist 39 (3):321-349.
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    Reply to Professor Putnam.Henry Margenau & Eugene P. Wigner - 1964 - Philosophy of Science 31 (1):7-9.
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    Probability and Causality in Quantum Physics.Henry Margenau - 1932 - The Monist 42 (2):161-188.
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    Foundations of the Unity of Science.Henry Margenau - 1941 - Philosophical Review 50 (4):431-439.
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    Report on Recent Developments in the Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics.Henry Margenau & John Compton - 1949 - Synthese 8 (1):260 - 271.
  28. Of Physics.Peter G. Bergmann, Henry Margenau, Abdus Salam, Robert S. Cohen, Jagdish Mehra, Abner Shimony, Olivier Costa de Beauregard, André Mercier, EСG Sudarshan & Hans G. Dehmelt - 1995 - Foundations of Physics 25 (1).
  29. A Scientific Approach to the Theories of Values.Henry Margenau & Frederick Oscanyan - 1970 - In Ervin Laszlo & James Benjamin Wilbur (eds.), Human Values and Natural Science. New York: Gordon & Beach. pp. 4--15.
  30. Evidence of Teleology in Scientific Theories.Henry Margenau - 1982 - Epistemologia 5 (2):201.
     
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    Ethics & Science.Henry Margenau - 1979 - R. E. Krieger Pub. Co..
  32. Facts and Values.Henry Margenau - 1955 - N. P..
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  33. Facts and Values [Address Before the Graduate Convocation, Brown University, June 4, 1955].Henry Margenau - 1955
     
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  34. Foundations of the Unity of Science. II 8: The Development of Rationalism and Empiricism. [REVIEW]Henry Margenau - 1943 - Philosophical Review 52 (1):87-87.
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  35. Integrative Principles of Mode.Henry Margenau - 1972 - Routledge.
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  36. Science and Ethics, Their Parallelism and Some of its Consequences.Henry Margenau - 1979 - Epistemologia 2:167.
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    Meaning and Scientific Status of Causality.Henry Margenau - 1934 - Philosophy of Science 1 (2):133-148.
    The disagreement with regard to the validity of the principle of causality, existing to-day among scientists, has its roots in the diversity of definitions of the principle itself rather than in a problematic scientific situation. As far as the formulation of quantum theory is complete its bearing upon philosophical questions can be fixed with precision provided the questions are phrased intelligibly. But a question is intelligible from a scientific point of view only if it satisfies two conditions: the meaning of (...)
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    Lars Onsager (1903–1976).Henry Margenau - 1977 - Foundations of Physics 7 (11-12):783-784.
  39. Causality in Quantum Electrodynamics.Henry Margenau - 1954 - Diogenes 2 (6):74-84.
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    Flexibility of Scientific Truth.Henry Margenau - 1934 - Philosophy of Science 1 (4):486-487.
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    Probability, Many-Valued Logics, and Physics.Henry Margenau - 1939 - Philosophy of Science 6 (1):65-87.
    The present paper is concerned chiefly with the problem of scientific prediction. It aims at a factual analysis of the processes leading to prediction, and ventures an appraisal, in the light of this analysis, of some modern and unconventional theories of probability and truth. But although prediction is here chosen as the central issue of discussion, I do not wish to imply that, in its usual sense, it is the only or even the dominant issue of scientific research.
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    Wolfgang Yourgrau (1908–1979).Henry Margenau - 1980 - Foundations of Physics 10 (1-2):3-6.
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    The Logic of Modern Science.Henry Margenau - 1954 - Journal of Philosophy 51 (8):249-250.
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    Ethnics and Science.Henry Margenau - 1967 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 28 (1):134-135.
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    Physics and Ontology.Henry Margenau - 1952 - Philosophy of Science 19 (4):342-345.
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    A Scientific Approach to the Theory of Values.Henry Margenau & Frederick Oscanyan - 1969 - Journal of Value Inquiry 3 (3):163-172.
  47. Physics: Principles and Applications.Henry Margenau, William W. Watson & Carol G. Montgomery - 1952 - Philosophy of Science 19 (1):90-91.
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    On the Forces Between Positive Ions and Neutral Molecules.Henry Margenau - 1941 - Philosophy of Science 8 (4):603-613.
    In theories of the mobilities of ions in gases a rather precise knowledge is required of the forces which are called into play when an ion approaches a neutral molecule; for it is by virtue of these forces that ions are deflected from their paths and that their drift along the electric force is impeded. Again, the current question whether ions, in their motion through a gas, form “clusters”, that is, whether they surround themselves by one or even more layers (...)
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    Natural Philosophy of Cause and Chance.Henry Margenau - 1950 - Review of Metaphysics 4 (1):129-130.
    A definition of causality, somewhat general but clear, is given early in the book. Two ideas which in the popular use of the term "cause" are often intermingled and hidden from view, are exhibited and distinguished; they are antecedence and contiguity. Born's definition of causality is sufficiently wide to include both of them.
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    Book Review:Protophysik Siegfried Muller-Markus. [REVIEW]Henry Margenau - 1973 - Philosophy of Science 40 (2):326-.
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