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Nato Science Series II:

Non-locality and Modality

Editors: Placek, Tomasz, Butterfield, Jeremy (Eds.)

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Quantum theory is the most successful of all physical theories: it has a towering mathematical structure, a vast range of accurate predictions, and technological applications. Its interpretation, however, is as unsettled now as in the heroic days of Einstein and Bohr.

This book focuses on quantum non-locality, the curious quantum correlations between spatially separated systems. Quantum non-locality was one subject of the debates between Einstein, Bohr and others such as Schrödinger. The topic was revived in the 1960s as a result of Bell's epoch-making theorems; since then it has been a very active research field, both theoretically and experimentally.

This book contains twenty new papers by eminent researchers, who report recent developments in both the physics of the subject and its philosophy. The physics topics covered include quantum information, the unsharp (positive-operator) approach to observables, the state-space approach, and the pilot-wave theory. The philosophy papers include precise studies of Bohr's reply to the original Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen non-locality paradox, and of non-locality's relation to causation, probability and modality.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Reconsidering Bohr’s Reply to EPR

    Halvorson, Hans (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Bohr on Bell: A Proposed Reading of Bohr and its Implications for Bell’s Theorem

    Dickson, Michael

    Pages 19-35

  • Bell, Bohm, and Von Neumann: Some Philosophical Inequalities Concerning No-Go Theorems and the Axiomatic Method

    StöLtzner, Michael

    Pages 37-58

  • Why Quantum Theory?

    Hardy, Lucien

    Pages 61-73

  • Quantum Mechanics of the Electric Charge and its Connection with the Problem of Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

    Staruszkiewicz, Andrzej

    Pages 75-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Non-locality and Modality
Editors
  • Tomasz Placek
  • Jeremy Butterfield
Series Title
Nato Science Series II:
Series Volume
64
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0385-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0385-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0661-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0662-3
Series ISSN
1568-2609
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 352
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