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    Universes.Robert K. Clifton - 1991 - Philosophical Quarterly 41 (164):339-344.
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  2. Nonlocal Influences and Possible Worlds—A Stapp in the Wrong Direction.Robert K. Clifton, Jeremy N. Butterfield & Michael L. G. Redhead - 1990 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 41 (1):5-58.
    give a proof of the existence of nonlocal influences acting on correlated spin-1/2 particles in the singlet state which does not require any particular interpretation of quantum mechanics (QM). (Except Stapp holds that the proof fails under a many-worlds interpretation of QM—a claim we analyse in 1.2.) Recently, in responding to Redhead's ([1987], pp. 90-6) criticism that the Stapp 1 proof fails under an indeterministic interpretation of QM, Stapp [1989] (henceforth Stapp 2), has revised the logical structure of his proof (...)
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    Against Experimental Metaphysics.Martin R. Jones & Robert K. Clifton - 1993 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 18 (1):295-316.
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    Relativity, Quantum Mechanics and EPR.Robert Clifton, Constantine Pagonis & Itamar Pitowsky - 1992 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992 (Volume One: Contributed Papers):114 - 128.
    The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen argument for the incompleteness of quantum mechanics involves two assumptions: one about locality and the other about when it is legitimate to infer the existence of an element-of-reality. Using one simple thought experiment, we argue that quantum predictions and the relativity of simultaneity require that both these assumptions fail, whether or not quantum mechanics is complete.
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    Generalization of the Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger algebraic proof of nonlocality.Robert K. Clifton, Michael L. G. Redhead & Jeremy N. Butterfield - 1991 - Foundations of Physics 21 (2):149-184.
    We further develop a recent new proof (by Greenberger, Horne, and Zeilinger—GHZ) that local deterministic hidden-variable theories are inconsistent with certain strict correlations predicted by quantum mechanics. First, we generalize GHZ's proof so that it applies to factorable stochastic theories, theories in which apparatus hidden variables are causally relevant to measurement results, and theories in which the hidden variables evolve indeterministically prior to the particle-apparatus interactions. Then we adopt a more general measure-theoretic approach which requires that GHZ's argument be modified (...)
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    Some recent controversy over the possibility of experimentally determining isotropy in the speed of light.Robert K. Clifton - 1989 - Philosophy of Science 56 (4):688-696.
    The most recent attempt at factually establishing a "true" value for the one-way velocity of light is shown to be faulty. The proposal consists of two round-trip photons travelling first in vacuo and then through a medium of refractive index n before returning to their common point of origin. It is shown that this proposal, as well as a similar one considered by Salmon (1977), presupposes that the one-way velocities of light are equal to the round-trip value. Furthermore, experiments of (...)
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    Toward a sound perspective on modern physics: Capra's popularization of mysticism and theological approaches reexamined.Robert K. Clifton & Marilyn G. Regehr - 1990 - Zygon 25 (1):73-104.
    Fritjof Capra's The Tao of Physics, one of several popularizations paralleling Eastern mysticism and modern physics, is critiqued, demonstrating that Capra gives little attention to the differing philosophies of physics he employs, utilizing whatever interpretation suits his purposes, without prior justification. The same critique is applied and similar conclusions drawn, about some recent attempts at relating theology and physics. In contrast, we propose the possibility of maintaining a cogent relationship between these disciplines by employing theological hypotheses to account for aspects (...)
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    The Structure and Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.Robert K. Clifton - 1991 - Philosophical Books 32 (3):189-191.
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    Time, Space and Philosophy.Robert Clifton & Mark Hogarth - 1993 - Philosophical Books 34 (2):123-125.
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    Schrödinger: Centenary Celebration of a Polymath.Robert K. Clifton - 1990 - Philosophy of Science 57 (2):342-343.
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    Review of Quantum Mechanics and Experience by David Albert. [REVIEW]Francisco Flores & Robert Clifton - unknown