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The Shaky Game (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series)


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Publisher:University of Chicago Press, 1996



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In this new edition, Arthur Fine looks at Einstein's philosophy of science and develops his own views on realism. A new Afterword discusses the reaction to Fine's own theory" What really led Einstein . . . to renounce the new quantum order? For those interested in this question, this book is compulsory reading" Harvey R. Brown, American Journal of Physics "Fine has successfully combined a historical account of Einstein's philosophical views on quantum mechanics and a discussion of some of the philosophical problems associated with the interpretation of quantum theory with a discussion of some of the contemporary questions concerning realism and antirealism . . . Clear, thoughtful, [and] well-written" Allan Franklin, Annals of Science" Attempts, from Einstein's published works and unpublished correspondence, to piece together a coherent picture of 'Einstein realism' Especially illuminating are the letters between Einstein and fellow realist Schrudinger, as the latter was composing his famous 'Schrudinger-Cat' paper" Nick Herbert, New Scientist "Beautifully clear . . . Fine's analysis is penetrating, his own results original and important . . . The book is a splendid combination of new ways to think about quantum mechanics, about realism, and about Einstein's views of both" Nancy Cartwright, Isis

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