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Cushing, James T. and Ernan McMullin, editors

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ISBN 10: 0268015791 / ISBN 13: 9780268015794
Published by University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, IN, 1989
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Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, IN

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:VG+

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From the beginning, the implications of quantum theory for our most general understanding of the world have been a matter of intense debate. Einstein argues that the theory had to be regarded as fundamentally incomplete. Its inability, for example, to predict the exact time of decay of a single radioactive atom had to be due to a failure of the theory and not due to a permanent inability on our part or a fundamental indeterminism in nature itself.   In 1964, John Bell derived a theorem which showed that any deterministic theory which preserved "locality" (i.e., which rejected action at a distance) would have certain consequences for measurements performed at a distance from one another. An experimental check seems to show that these consequences are not, in fact, realized. The correlation between the sets of events is much stronger than any "local" deterministic theory could allow. What is more, this stronger correlation is precisely that which is predicted by quantum theory. The astonishing result is that local deterministic theories of the classical sort seem to be permanently excluded. Not only can the individual decay not be predicted, but no future theory can ever predict it. The contributors in this volume wrestle with this conclusion. Some welcome it; others leave open a return to at least some kind of deterministic world, one which must however allow something like action-at-a distance.

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James T. Cushing was a US-American theoretical physicist and philosopher of science. He was professor of physics as well as professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.  Ernan McMullin was John Cardinal O'Hara Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.  

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