The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science

Quantum Reality, Relativistic Causality, and Closing the Epistemic Circle

Essays in Honour of Abner Shimony

Editors: Myrvold, Wayne C., Christian, Joy (Eds.)

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  • Articles by many of the leading researchers in physics and the philosophy of physics
  • Contains a wide range of topics in foundations of physics
  • Includes a transcript of a fascinating discussion between Lee Smolin and Shimony, two of the best-known thinkers in these areas
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In July 2006, a major international conference was held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada, to celebrate the career and work of a remarkable man of letters. Abner Shimony, who is well known for his pioneering contributions to foundations of quantum mechanics, is a physicist as well as a philosopher, and is highly respected among the intellectuals of both communities. In line with Shimony’s conviction that philosophical investigation is not to be divorced from theoretical and empirical work in the sciences, the conference brought together leading theoretical physicists, experimentalists, as well as philosophers. This book collects twenty-three original essays stemming from the conference, on topics including history and methodology of science, Bell's theorem, probability theory, the uncertainty principle, stochastic modifications of quantum mechanics, and relativity theory. It ends with a transcript of a fascinating discussion between Lee Smolin and Shimony, ranging over the entire spectrum of Shimony's wide-ranging contributions to philosophy, science, and philosophy of science.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Reality, Relativistic Causality, and Closing the Epistemic Circle
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honour of Abner Shimony
Editors
  • Wayne C. Myrvold
  • Joy Christian
Series Title
The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science
Series Volume
73
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9107-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9107-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9106-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8072-1
Series ISSN
1566-659X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 516
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