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Interpreting Quantum Theories

Laura Ruetsche

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199535408
eISBN:
9780191728525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535408.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

QM∞ includes quantum field theory and the thermodynamic limit of quantum statistical mechanics — theories which, unlike the ‘ordinary’ quantum theories typically discussed by philosophers, concern ... More


Re: Interpreting Physical Theories

Laura Ruetsche

in Interpreting Quantum Theories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199535408
eISBN:
9780191728525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535408.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter attempts to bring the foregoing foundational discussion of QM∞ to bear on issues in the philosophy of science more generally construed. Taking one lesson of the foregoing foundational ... More


Actions, Predictions, and Books of Life

Alvin I. Goldman

in Joint Ventures: Mindreading, Mirroring, and Embodied Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199874187
eISBN:
9780190267674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199874187.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter contradicts the anti-predictionism theory, which states that as long as an action is determined, it can be predicted, and vice versa. It begins by distinguishing between determinism and ... More


Constrict Theories

Nikk Effingham

in Time Travel: Probability and Impossibility

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198842507
eISBN:
9780191878480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842507.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

‘Constrict theories’ are those theories whereby a law of nature resolves the Grandfather Paradox. This chapter introduces two such positions: the Chronology Protection Conjecture (whereby the laws ... More


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