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Quantum, probability, logic : the work and influence of Itamar Pitowsky, Meir Hemmo, Orly Shenker, editors, (electronic book)

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Quantum, probability, logic : the work and influence of Itamar Pitowsky
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Quantum, probability, logic
Title remainder
the work and influence of Itamar Pitowsky
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Meir Hemmo, Orly Shenker, editors
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eng
Summary
This volume provides a broad perspective on the state of the art in the philosophy and conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics. Its essays take their starting point in the work and influence of Itamar Pitowsky, who has greatly influenced our understanding of what is characteristically non-classical about quantum probabilities and quantum logic, and this serves as a vantage point from which they reflect on key ongoing debates in the field. Readers will find a definitive and multi-faceted description of the major open questions in the foundations of quantum mechanics today, including: Is quantum mechanics a new theory of (contextual) probability? Should the quantum state be interpreted objectively or subjectively? How should probability be understood in the Everett interpretation of quantum mechanics? What are the limits of the physical implementation of computation? The impact of this volume goes beyond the exposition of Pitowskys influence: it provides a unique collection of essays by leading thinkers containing profound reflections on the field
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EBLCP
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530.12
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no index present
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QC174.12
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non fiction
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  • Hemmo, Meir
  • Shenker, Orly
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Jerusalem Studies in Philosophy and History of Science Ser
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  • Quantum theory
  • Mathematics
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Quantum, probability, logic : the work and influence of Itamar Pitowsky, Meir Hemmo, Orly Shenker, editors, (electronic book)
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  • Description based upon print version of record
  • 6.9.1 On a D-N Mathematical Explanation of the Life Cycle of P̀eriodical' Cicadas
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Contents
  • Intro -- Preface -- Itamar Pitowsky: Academic Genealogy and the Arrow of Time -- Itamar Pitowsky: Selected Publications -- Contents -- Contributors -- 1 Classical Logic, Classical Probability, and Quantum Mechanics -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Boole's C̀̀onditions of Possible Experience'' -- 1.2.1 An Example: The Bell Table -- 1.2.1.1 Logical Analysis of the Bell Table -- 1.2.2 The General Form -- 1.3 From Correlation Polytopes to Non-contextual Polytopes -- 1.3.1 Formalization -- 1.3.2 The Non-contextual Polytope -- 1.3.3 Completeness of Logical Bell Inequalities -- 1.4 The Contextual Fraction
  • 1.5 Remarks on Complexity -- 1.6 The È̀dge of Logical Contradiction'' vs. the B̀̀oundary of Paradox'' -- 1.7 Concluding Remarks -- References -- 2 Why Scientific Realists Should Reject the Second Dogma of Quantum Mechanics -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 The IT Account, the Two Dogmas, and the Measurement Problem -- 2.3 The IT Approach as a Kinematic Theory -- 2.4 Objections to the Explanatory Superiority of Kinematic Theories -- 2.5 Accepting the Second Dogma: Wavefunction Realism -- 2.6 Why Realists Should Reject the Second Dogma -- 2.7 The Dogmas, Scientific Realism, and the Role of Explanation
  • 2.8 On the Status of the Wavefunction -- 2.9 Objections Based on the Wavefunction Being Epistemic -- 2.10 The Wavefunction Is as the Wavefunction Does -- 2.11 Conclusion -- References -- 3 Unscrambling Subjective and Epistemic Probabilities -- 3.1 Subjective or Epistemic Probabilities? -- 3.2 Subjective vs Objective Probabilities -- 3.3 Epistemic vs Ontic Probabilties -- 3.4 Subjective Ontic Probabilities -- 3.5 Epistemic Objective Probabilities -- 3.6 Redrawing the Subjective-Objective Distinction -- 3.7 Redrawing the Epistemic-Ontic Distinction -- 3.8 Remarks on Time Symmetry
  • 3.9 Further Remarks on the Quantum State -- 3.10 Hume and de Finetti -- References -- 4 Wigner's Friend as a Rational Agent -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Wigner, Friend and Contradictions -- 4.3 Discussion -- Modified Born Rule ch4:baumann2017formalisms -- References -- 5 Pitowsky's Epistemic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and the PBR Theorem -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Born's Probabilistic Interpretation and Its Problems -- 5.3 Pitowsky's Interpretation of QM -- 5.4 The PBR Theorem -- 5.5 Possible Responses by the Epistemic Theorist -- 5.6 Instrumentalism -- References
  • 6 On the Mathematical Constitution and Explanation of Physical Facts -- 6.1 The Orthodoxy -- 6.2 An Alternative Perspective -- 6.3 On the Relationship Between Mathematics and Physics -- 6.4 On Conceptions of Mathematical Constitution of the Physical -- 6.5 On the Common View of How Mathematical Models Represent Physical Reality -- 6.6 On the Notion of the Physical -- 6.7 On the Scope of the Mathematical Constitution of the Physical -- 6.8 A Sketch of a New Account of Mathematical Explanation of Physical Facts -- 6.9 On Mathematical Explanations of Physical Facts
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1 online resource (634 p.).
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one file format
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online
Isbn
9783030343163
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unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-34
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1151187775
  • (OCoLC)1151187775
Label
Quantum, probability, logic : the work and influence of Itamar Pitowsky, Meir Hemmo, Orly Shenker, editors, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
  • Description based upon print version of record
  • 6.9.1 On a D-N Mathematical Explanation of the Life Cycle of P̀eriodical' Cicadas
Antecedent source
file reproduced from an electronic resource
Contents
  • Intro -- Preface -- Itamar Pitowsky: Academic Genealogy and the Arrow of Time -- Itamar Pitowsky: Selected Publications -- Contents -- Contributors -- 1 Classical Logic, Classical Probability, and Quantum Mechanics -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Boole's C̀̀onditions of Possible Experience'' -- 1.2.1 An Example: The Bell Table -- 1.2.1.1 Logical Analysis of the Bell Table -- 1.2.2 The General Form -- 1.3 From Correlation Polytopes to Non-contextual Polytopes -- 1.3.1 Formalization -- 1.3.2 The Non-contextual Polytope -- 1.3.3 Completeness of Logical Bell Inequalities -- 1.4 The Contextual Fraction
  • 1.5 Remarks on Complexity -- 1.6 The È̀dge of Logical Contradiction'' vs. the B̀̀oundary of Paradox'' -- 1.7 Concluding Remarks -- References -- 2 Why Scientific Realists Should Reject the Second Dogma of Quantum Mechanics -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 The IT Account, the Two Dogmas, and the Measurement Problem -- 2.3 The IT Approach as a Kinematic Theory -- 2.4 Objections to the Explanatory Superiority of Kinematic Theories -- 2.5 Accepting the Second Dogma: Wavefunction Realism -- 2.6 Why Realists Should Reject the Second Dogma -- 2.7 The Dogmas, Scientific Realism, and the Role of Explanation
  • 2.8 On the Status of the Wavefunction -- 2.9 Objections Based on the Wavefunction Being Epistemic -- 2.10 The Wavefunction Is as the Wavefunction Does -- 2.11 Conclusion -- References -- 3 Unscrambling Subjective and Epistemic Probabilities -- 3.1 Subjective or Epistemic Probabilities? -- 3.2 Subjective vs Objective Probabilities -- 3.3 Epistemic vs Ontic Probabilties -- 3.4 Subjective Ontic Probabilities -- 3.5 Epistemic Objective Probabilities -- 3.6 Redrawing the Subjective-Objective Distinction -- 3.7 Redrawing the Epistemic-Ontic Distinction -- 3.8 Remarks on Time Symmetry
  • 3.9 Further Remarks on the Quantum State -- 3.10 Hume and de Finetti -- References -- 4 Wigner's Friend as a Rational Agent -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Wigner, Friend and Contradictions -- 4.3 Discussion -- Modified Born Rule ch4:baumann2017formalisms -- References -- 5 Pitowsky's Epistemic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and the PBR Theorem -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Born's Probabilistic Interpretation and Its Problems -- 5.3 Pitowsky's Interpretation of QM -- 5.4 The PBR Theorem -- 5.5 Possible Responses by the Epistemic Theorist -- 5.6 Instrumentalism -- References
  • 6 On the Mathematical Constitution and Explanation of Physical Facts -- 6.1 The Orthodoxy -- 6.2 An Alternative Perspective -- 6.3 On the Relationship Between Mathematics and Physics -- 6.4 On Conceptions of Mathematical Constitution of the Physical -- 6.5 On the Common View of How Mathematical Models Represent Physical Reality -- 6.6 On the Notion of the Physical -- 6.7 On the Scope of the Mathematical Constitution of the Physical -- 6.8 A Sketch of a New Account of Mathematical Explanation of Physical Facts -- 6.9 On Mathematical Explanations of Physical Facts
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (634 p.).
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030343163
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-34
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1151187775
  • (OCoLC)1151187775

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