The Shaky Game: Einstein, Realism and the Quantum Theory (Science & Its Conceptual Foundations S. New ed of 2 Revised ed)

The Shaky Game: Einstein, Realism and the Quantum Theory (Science & Its Conceptual Foundations S. New ed of 2 Revised ed)

By: Arthur Fine (author)Paperback

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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thoughtful, [and] well-written."-Allan Franklin, Annals of Science "Attempts, from Einstein's published works and unpublished correspondence, to piece together a coherent picture of 'Einstein realism.'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 Schr dinger, as the latter was composing his famous 'Schr dinger-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

About Author

Arthur Fine is the John Evans Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780226249490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780226249490
  • weight: 300
  • ISBN10: 0226249492
  • edition: New ed of 2 Revised ed

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