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Quantum Theory and Local Causality

Authors: Hofer-Szabó, Gábor, Vecsernyés, Péter

  • Provides a formally rigorous and conceptually precise analysis of Bell’s notion of local causality 
  • Develops a framework, called local physical theory, which is necessary for the definition of local causality 
  • Relates local causality to other important concepts and principles such as the Common Cause Principle, EPR (Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen) scenario, Bell’s inequalities, and the Causal Markov Condition
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​This book summarizes the results of research the authors have pursued in the past years on the problem of implementing Bell's notion of local causality in local physical theories and relating it to other important concepts and principles in the foundations of physics such as the Common Cause Principle, Bell's inequalities, the EPR (Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen) scenario, and various other locality and causality concepts. The book is intended for philosophers of science with an interest in the formal background of sciences, philosophers of physics and physicists working in foundation of physics.

About the authors

Gábor Hofer-Szabó is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, Research Center for the Humanities at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. His main fields of research are foundations of quantum mechanics, interpretations of probability and probabilistic causality.

Péter Vecsernyés is a senior research fellow at the Wigner Research Centre for Physics at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. His main fields of research are algebraic quantum field theory and quantum groups.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Local Causality: A Historical Introduction

    Hofer-Szabó, Gábor (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • What Is a Local Physical Theory?

    Hofer-Szabó, Gábor (et al.)

    Pages 11-15

  • Locality and Causality Principles

    Hofer-Szabó, Gábor (et al.)

    Pages 17-23

  • Bell’s Notion of Local Causality

    Hofer-Szabó, Gábor (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • The Common Cause Principle

    Hofer-Szabó, Gábor (et al.)

    Pages 37-41

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eBook $39.99
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Softcover $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73932-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Theory and Local Causality
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Philosophy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73933-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73933-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-73932-8
Series ISSN
2211-4548
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 59
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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