The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science

Physical Theory and its Interpretation

Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Bub

Editors: Demopolis, William, Pitowsky, Itamar (Eds.)

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The essays in this volume were written by leading researchers on classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, quantum theory and relativity. The papers cover a number of central topics in the foundations of physics, including the role of symmetry principles in classical and quantum physics (papers by Butterfield and by Healey), Einstein's hole argument in general relativity (Korte), quantum mechanics and special relativity (Hemmo and Berkovitz, Brown and Timpson), quantum correlations (Glymour, Redei), quantum logic (Demopoulos, Isham, Stairs), and quantum probability and information (Gudder, Pitowsky). The authors - philosophers, physicists, and mathematicians - represent a broad spectrum of approaches to foundational issues at the frontiersof contemporary research. This befits a volume in honor of Jeffrey Bub, one of the leading philosophers of physics of the last thirty years, whose influence on the field is evident all the essays collected for this volume.

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“This book presents a thorough discussion that will help one to develop a more satisfying perspective of quantum mechanics. … This book is very comprehensive and … I liked it a lot and found it well worth reading.” (Philosophy, Religion and Science Book Reviews, bookinspections.wordpress.com, May, 2014)

"This book is a homage to Jeffery Bub, with twelve contributions from colleagues and friends– philosophers, physicists and mathematicians–working in the foundations and philosophy of modern physics. … this book holds something of interest for philosophers and physicists alike who are interested in the philosophical problems of modern physics. The expositions are generally of high quality, and the book makes for very interesting and, in places even entertaining reading." (Paul Busch, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Vol. 40, 2009)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • A New Modal Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics in Terms of Relational Properties

    Pages 1-28

    Berkovitz, Joseph (et al.)

  • Why Special Relativity Should Not Be a Template for a Fundamental Reformulation of Quantum Mechanics

    Pages 29-42

    Brown, Harvey R. (et al.)

  • On Symmetry and Conserved Quantities in Classical Mechanics

    Pages 43-100

    Butterfield, Jeremy

  • On the Notion of a Physical Theory of an Incompletely Knowable Domain

    Pages 101-116

    Demopoulos, William

  • Markov Properties and Quantum Experiments

    Pages 117-126

    Glymour, Clark

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physical Theory and its Interpretation
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Bub
Editors
  • William Demopolis
  • Itamar Pitowsky
Series Title
The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science
Series Volume
72
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4876-0
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4876-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4875-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7214-6
Series ISSN
1566-659X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 283
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