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  1. The Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and the Measurement Process.Peter Mittelstaedt - 1998 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (4):649-651.
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    Quantum Logic.Peter Mittelstaedt - 1974 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1974 (2):501 - 514.
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    The Intuitiveness and Truth of Modern Physics.Peter Mittelstaedt - 2006 - In Emily Carson & Renate Huber (eds.), Intuition and the Axiomatic Method. Springer. pp. 251--266.
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    Leibniz's Principle, Physics, and the Language of Physics.Elena Castellani & Peter Mittelstaedt - 2000 - Foundations of Physics 30 (10):1587-1604.
    This paper is concerned with the problem of the validity of Leibniz's principle of the identity of indiscernibles in physics. After briefly surveying how the question is currently discussed in recent literature and which is the actual meaning of the principle for what concerns physics, we address the question of the physical validity of Leibniz's principle in terms of the existence of a sufficient number of naming predicates in the formal language of physics. This approach allows us to obtain in (...)
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  5. Philosophische Probleme der Modernen Physik.Peter Mittelstaedt - 1963 - Bibliographisches Institut.
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  6. Are the Laws of Quantum Logic Laws of Nature?Peter Mittelstaedt - 2012 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 43 (2):215-222.
    The main goal of quantum logic is the bottom-up reconstruction of quantum mechanics in Hilbert space. Here we discuss the question whether quantum logic is an empirical structure or a priori valid. There are good reasons for both possibilities. First, with respect to the possibility of a rational reconstruction of quantum mechanics, quantum logic follows a priori from quantum ontology and can thus not be considered as a law of nature. Second, since quantum logic allows for a reconstruction of quantum (...)
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  7. Explanation of Physical Phenomena by Laws of Nature.Peter Mittelstaedt - forthcoming - Epistemologia.
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    Philosophical Problems of Modern Physics.Peter Smith & Peter Mittelstaedt - 1977 - Philosophical Quarterly 27 (107):188.
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    The Problem of Interpretation of Modern Physics.Peter Mittelstaedt - 2011 - Foundations of Physics 41 (11):1667-1676.
    Since the advent of Modern Physics in 1905, we observe an increasing activity of “interpreting” the new theories. We mention here the theories of Special Relativity, General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. However, similar activities for the theories of Classical Physics were not known. We ask for the reasons for the different ways to treat classical physics and modern physics. The answer, that we provide here is very surprising: the different treatments are based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the theories of (...)
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    Wahrheit, Wirklichkeit Und Logik in der Sprache der Physik.Peter Mittelstaedt - 1983 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 14 (1):24-45.
    Es werden die Veränderungen der Wissenschaftssprache der Physik untersucht, die durch den Übergang von der klassich-relativistichen Physik zur Quantenphysik erfolgt sind. Die neuen und prinzipiellen Beschränkungen der Möglichkeiten der Überprüfung wissenschaftlicher Aussagen führen zu Reduktionen der hypothetischen Annahmen, die der Sprache der klassischen Physik zu Grunde liegen. Diese Reduktionen haben ihrerseits Abschwächungen der syntaktischen Strukturen zur Folge, die besonders in der formalen Logik und der Modallogik deutlich werden. Diese auf schwächeren Prämissen basierenden Strukturen sind die Quanten-Logik und die Quanten-Modallogik, die (...)
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    Cognition Versus Constitution of Objects: From Kant to Modern Physics.Peter Mittelstaedt - 2009 - Foundations of Physics 39 (7):847-859.
    Classical mechanics in phase space as well as quantum mechanics in Hilbert space lead to states and observables but not to objects that may be considered as carriers of observable quantities. However, in both cases objects can be constituted as new entities by means of invariance properties of the theories in question. We show, that this way of reasoning has a long history in physics and philosophy and that it can be traced back to the transcendental arguments in Kant’s critique (...)
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    The Problem of Objectification in Quantum Mechanics.Paul Busch & Peter Mittelstaedt - 1991 - Foundations of Physics 21 (8):889-904.
    The hypotheses of weak and strong objectification of quantum mechanical observables, as well as theoretical arguments and experimental evidence against these hypotheses, are systematically reviewed.
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    The Metalogic of Quantum Logic.Peter Mittelstaedt - 1978 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1978:249 - 256.
    The logic of quantum physical propositions can be established by means of dialogs which take account of the general incommensurability of these propositions. Investigated first are meta-propositions which state the formal truth of object-propositions. It turns out that the logic of these meta-propositions is equivalent to ordinary logic. A special class of meta-propositions which state the material truth of object-propositions may be considered as quantum logical modalities. It is found that the logic of these modalities contains all the quantum logical (...)
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    The Modal Logic of Quantum Logic.Peter Mittelstaedt - 1979 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 8 (1):479 - 504.
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    Hernán Pringe: Critique of the Quantum Power of Judgement. A Transcendental Foundation of Quantum Objectivity. [REVIEW]Peter Mittelstaedt - 2009 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 40 (1):149-154.
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    Kant's Theory of Arithmetic: A Constructive Approach? [REVIEW]Kristina Engelhard & Peter Mittelstaedt - 2008 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 39 (2):245 - 271.
    Kant’s theory of arithmetic is not only a central element in his theoretical philosophy but also an important contribution to the philosophy of arithmetic as such. However, modern mathematics, especially non-Euclidean geometry, has placed much pressure on Kant’s theory of mathematics. But objections against his theory of geometry do not necessarily correspond to arguments against his theory of arithmetic and algebra. The goal of this article is to show that at least some important details in Kant’s theory of arithmetic can (...)
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  17. Wahrheit, Wirklichkeit und Logik in der Sprache der Physik.Peter Mittelstaedt - 1983 - Zeitschrift Für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 14 (1):24-45.
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    Conventionalism in Special Relativity.Peter Mittelstaedt - 1977 - Foundations of Physics 7 (7-8):573-583.
    Reichenbach, Grünbaum, and others have argued that special relativity is based on arbitrary conventions concerning clock synchronizations. Here we present a mathematical framework which shows that this conventionality is almost equivalent to the arbitrariness in the choice of coordinates in an inertial system. Since preferred systems of coordinates can uniquely be defined by means of the Lorentz invariance of physical laws irrespective of the properties of light signals, a special clock synchronization—Einstein's standard synchrony—is selected by this principle. No further restrictions (...)
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    Benennung Und Identität in der Sprache der Physik.Peter Mittelstaedt - 1986 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 17 (2):265-294.
    The author investigates which methods of naming objects are possible in the language of physics on the basis of the real physical conditions and to which extend objects thereby can be identified. It is shown that in the language of classical physics naming by designation is always possible. But this implies only the temporal identity of objects, not the "trans - world" - identity, which is important for modalities. In the language of quantum physics naming by designation is no longer (...)
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    Empiricism and Apriorism in the Foundations of Quantum Logic.Peter Mittelstaedt - 1986 - Synthese 67 (3):497 - 525.
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    Quantum Mechanics Without Probabilities.Peter Mittelstaedt - 2001 - Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 8:189-200.
    Usually, quantum mechanics is considered as the prototype of a probabilistic theory. In contrast to statistical mechanics, dice throwing, and roulette game, quantum mechanical probability statements cannot be reduced to causally determined individual events, whose explicit calculation is, however, too complicated for all practical purposes. Even hypothetically, one must not assume that quantum mechanical events were determined in principle and merely computationally intractable, since that assumption would lead to probabilistic predictions which contradict quantum mechanics. Hence, the title of this article (...)
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    On the Meaning of the Constant "C" in Modern Physics.Peter Mittelstaedt - 2010 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 41 (1):45 - 53.
    In modern physics, the constant "c" plays a twofold role. On the one hand, "c" is the well known velocity of light in an empty Minkowskian space—time, on the other hand "c" is a characteristic number of Special Relativity that governs the Lorentz transformation and its consequences for the measurements of space—time intervals. We ask for the interrelations between these two, at first sight different meanings of "c". The conjecture that the value of "c" has any influence on the structure (...)
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  23. Der Zeitbegriff in der Physik Physikalische Und Philosophische Untersuchungen Zum Zeitbegriff in der Klassischen Und in der Relativistischen Physik.Peter Mittelstaedt - 1980
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    Die kosmologischen Antinomien in der Kritik der reinen Vernunft und die moderne physikalische Kosmologie.Peter Mittelstaedt & Ingeborg Strohmeyer - 1990 - Kant-Studien 81 (2):145-169.
  25. Philosophische Probleme der modernen Physik.Peter Mittelstaedt - 1966 - Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 20 (1):181-184.
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  26. Benennung und Identität in der Sprache der Physik.Peter Mittelstaedt - 1986 - Zeitschrift Für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 17 (2):265-294.
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    ""An Inconsistency Between Quantum Mechanics and its Interpretation: The" Disaster" of Objectification.Peter Mittelstaedt - 1991 - In Georg Schurz (ed.), Advances in Scientific Philosophy. pp. 24--203.
  28. Die Sprache der Physik.Peter Mittelstaedt - 1977 - Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 31 (1):166-169.
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    Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Field Theory.Peter Mittelstaedt - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 33 (1):128-131.
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    Time Dependent Propositions and Quantum Logic.Peter Mittelstaedt - 1977 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 6 (1):463 - 472.
    Compound propositions which can successfully be defended in a quantumdialogue independent of the elementary propositions contained in it, must have this property also independent of the mutual elementary commensur-abilities. On the other hand, formal commensurabilities must be taken into account. Therefore, for propositions which can be proved by P, irrespective of both the elementary propositions and of the elementary commensur-abilities, there exists a formal strategy of success. The totality of propositions with a formal strategy of success in a quantum dialogue (...)
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    Kant’s Theory of Arithmetic: A Constructive Approach?Kristina Engelhard & Peter Mittelstaedt - 2008 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 39 (2):245-271.
    Kant's theory of arithmetic is not only a central element in his theoretical philosophy but also an important contribution to the philosophy of arithmetic as such. However, modern mathematics, especially non-Euclidean geometry, has placed much pressure on Kant's theory of mathematics. But objections against his theory of geometry do not necessarily correspond to arguments against his theory of arithmetic and algebra. The goal of this article is to show that at least some important details in Kant's theory of arithmetic can (...)
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    On the Meaning of the Constant “C” in Modern Physics.Peter Mittelstaedt - 2010 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 41 (1):45-53.
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    Individualistic Versus Statistical Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.Peter Mittelstaedt - 1999 - In Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara (ed.), Language, Quantum, Music. pp. 231--239.
  34. Apriorische Strukturen der Quantenmechanik.Peter Mittelstaedt - 2000 - Philosophia Naturalis 37 (2):455-473.
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  35. Interpretationsprobleme der Quantenmechanik.Peter Mittelstaedt - 2003 - Philosophia Naturalis 40:227-244.
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  36. Symposium on the Foundations of Modern Physics, 1990, Joensuu, Finland, 13-17 August 1990 Quantum Theory of Measurement and Related Philosophical Problems. [REVIEW]Peter Mittelstaedt & Pekka Lahti - 1991
     
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  37. Vorwort der Gastherausgeber.Peter Mittelstaedt & Gerhard Vollmer - 2000 - Philosophia Naturalis 37:189-192.
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