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    Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Emily Adlam - 2021 - Cambridge University Press.
    Quantum mechanics is an extraordinarily successful scientific theory. But more than 100 years after it was first introduced, the interpretation of the theory remains controversial. This Element introduces some of the most puzzling questions at the foundations of quantum mechanics and provides an up-to-date and forward-looking survey of the most prominent ways in which physicists and philosophers of physics have attempted to resolve them. Topics covered include nonlocality, contextuality, the reality of the wavefunction and the (...)
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  2. Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Bernard D' Espagnat - 1971 - Addison-Wesley, Advanced Book Program.
  3. Philosophic Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.H. Reichenbach - 1967 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 17 (4):326-328.
     
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    مبانی فلسفی مکانیک کوانتوم / Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Alireza Mansouri - 2016 - Tehran: Nashre Ney.
    With the advent of quantum mechanics in the early 20th century, a great revolution took place in science. The philosophical foundations of classical physics collapsed, and controversial conceptual issues arose: can the quantum mechanical description of physical reality be considered complete? Are the objects of nature inseparable? Do objects not have a specific location before measurement, and are there non-causal quantum jumps? As time passed, not only did the controversies not diminish, but with the decline (...)
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  5. Philosophic Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Hans Reichenbach - 1947 - Mind 56 (221):77-81.
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    Philosophic Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Hans Reichenbach - 1944 - Dover Publications.
    Written by an internationally renowned philosopher, this volume offers a three-part philosophical interpretation of quantum physics. The first part reviews the basics of quantum mechanics, outlining their philosophical interpretation and summarizing their results; the second outlines the mathematical methods of quantum mechanics; and the third section blends the philosophical ideas of the first part and the mathematical formulations of the second part to develop a variety of interpretations of quantum mechanics. 1944 edition.
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  7. Axiomatic Foundations of Quantum Mechanics Revisited: The Case for Systems.S. E. Perez-Bergliaffa, Gustavo E. Romero & H. Vucetich - 1996 - International Journal of Theoretical Phyisics 35:1805-1819.
    We present an axiomatization of non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics for a system with an arbitrary number of components. The interpretation of our system of axioms is realistic and objective. The EPR paradox and its relation with realism is discussed in this framework. It is shown that there is no contradiction between realism and recent experimental results.
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  8. The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and the Approach to Thermodynamic Equilibrium.David Z. Albert - 1994 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (2):669-677.
    It is argued that certain recent advances in the construction of a theory of the collapses of Quantum Mechanical wave functions suggest the possibility of new and improved foundations for statistical mechanics, foundations in which epistemic considerations play no role.
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    The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, Historical Analysis and Open Questions - Cesena 2004: Cesena, Italy, 4-9 Ocober 2004. [REVIEW]Claudio Garola, Arcangelo Rossi & Sandro Sozzo (eds.) - 2006 - World Scientific.
    This volume provides a unique overview of recent Italian studies on the foundations of quantum mechanics and related historical, philosophical and epistemological topics.
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  10. Quantum Information Theory & the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Christopher Gordon Timpson - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
    Quantum Information Theory and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics is a conceptual analysis of one of the most prominent and exciting new areas of physics, providing the first full-length philosophical treatment of quantum information theory and the questions it raises for our understanding of the quantum world. -/- Beginning from a careful, revisionary, analysis of the concepts of information in the everyday and classical information-theory settings, Christopher G. Timpson argues for an ontologically deflationary account (...)
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    The Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Jeffrey Alan Barrett - 2019 - Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
    This book provides an introduction to the conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics, from classical mechanics and a discussion of the quantum phenomena that undermine our classical intuitions about how the physical world works, to the quantum measurement problem and alternatives to the standard von Neumann-Dirac formulation.
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    The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and the Approach to Thermodynamic Equilibrium.David Z. Albert - 1994 - Erkenntnis 41 (2):191-206.
  13. Philosophic Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, California 1946. [REVIEW]Hans Reichenbach - 1950 - Philosophia Naturalis 1:326.
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    Philosophic Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.A. R. Turquette - 1945 - Philosophical Review 54 (5):513.
  15. Bohmian Trajectories as the Foundation of Quantum Mechanics.Sheldon Goldstein - unknown
    Bohmian trajectories have been used for various purposes, including the numerical simulation of the time-dependent Schr¨ odinger equation and the visualization of time-dependent wave functions. We review the purpose they were invented for: to serve as the foundation of quantum mechanics, i.e., to explain quantum mechanics in terms of a theory that is free of paradoxes and allows an understanding that is as clear as that of classical mechanics. Indeed, they succeed in serving that purpose (...)
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    The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and the Evolution of the Cartan-Kähler Calculus.Jose G. Vargas - 2008 - Foundations of Physics 38 (7):610-647.
    In 1960–1962, E. Kähler enriched É. Cartan’s exterior calculus, making it suitable for quantum mechanics (QM) and not only classical physics. His “Kähler-Dirac” (KD) equation reproduces the fine structure of the hydrogen atom. Its positron solutions correspond to the same sign of the energy as electrons.The Cartan-Kähler view of some basic concepts of differential geometry is presented, as it explains why the components of Kähler’s tensor-valued differential forms have three series of indices. We demonstrate the power of his (...)
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  17. The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics in the Philosophy of Nature.Grete Hermann & Dirk Lumma - 1999 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 7 (1):35-44.
    The following article by Grete Hermann arguably occupies an important place in the history of the philosophical interpretation of of quantum mechanics. The purpose of Hermann's writing on natural philosophy is to examine the revision of the law of causality which quantum mechanics seems to require at a fundamental level of theoretical description in physics. It is Hermann's declared intention to show that quantum mechanics does not disprove the concept of causality, "yet has clarified (...)
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    Foundation of Quantum Mechanics: Once Again.Paul Drechsel - 2019 - Foundations of Science 24 (2):375-389.
    Brukner and Dakić proposed a very simple axiom system as a foundation for quantum theory. It implies the qubit and quantum entanglement. Because this axiom system aims at the core of our understanding of nature, it must be brought to the forum of the philosophy of nature. For philosophical reasons, a completely denied champion of quantum theory, imaginarity i, is added into this axiom system. In relation to Bell’s inequality, this leads to a deeper ‘philosophical’ understanding of (...)
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  19. Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: The Connection Between QM and the Central Limit Theorem. [REVIEW]L. S. F. Olavo - 2004 - Foundations of Physics 34 (6):891-935.
    In this paper we unravel the connection between the quantum mechanical formalism and the Central limit theorem (CLT). We proceed to connect the results coming from this theorem with the derivations of the Schrödinger equation from the Liouville equation, presented by ourselves in other papers. In those papers we had used the concept of an infinitesimal parameter δx that raised some controversy. The status of this infinitesimal parameter is then elucidated in the framework of the CLT. Finally, we use (...)
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    The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.P. J. Bussey - 1988 - Foundations of Physics 18 (5):491-528.
    Starting from a set of assumptions mainly of an “operational” or experimentally based nature, a derivation of quantum mechanics is presented, with the aim of clarifying the essential features of the theory and their interpretation. Various properties of quantum mechanics such as the addition of amplitudes, the calculation of probabilities, de Broglie's equations, and energy-momentum conservation are derived from first principles. It is investigated whether quantum amplitudes may be constructed from quantities of higher order than (...)
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    Time and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Thomas Pashby - unknown
    Quantum mechanics has provided philosophers of science with many counterintuitive insights and interpretive puzzles, but little has been written about the role that time plays in the theory. One reason for this is the celebrated argument of Wolfgang Pauli against the inclusion of time as an observable of the theory, which has been seen as a demonstration that time may only enter the theory as a classical parameter. Against this orthodoxy I argue that there are good reasons to (...)
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    Philosophic Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Ernest Nagel - 1945 - Journal of Philosophy 42 (16):437-444.
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    Philosophic Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.V. F. Lenzen - 1946 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 6 (3):478-486.
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  24. Q-Spaces and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Graciela Domenech, Federico Holik & Décio Krause - 2008 - Foundations of Physics 38 (11):969-994.
    Our aim in this paper is to take quite seriously Heinz Post’s claim that the non-individuality and the indiscernibility of quantum objects should be introduced right at the start, and not made a posteriori by introducing symmetry conditions. Using a different mathematical framework, namely, quasi-set theory, we avoid working within a label-tensor-product-vector-space-formalism, to use Redhead and Teller’s words, and get a more intuitive way of dealing with the formalism of quantum mechanics, although the underlying logic should be (...)
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    Philosophic Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Carl G. Hempel - 1945 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 10 (3):97-100.
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    Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: On Rotations by 4pi for Half-Integral Spin Particles.L. S. F. Olavo - 2015 - Foundations of Physics 45 (11):1483-1494.
    Rotations in Quantum Mechanics are a very well-known subject. When one is faced with rotations related to the SO group, for instance, all the underlying operators are well-known and built from their classical counterparts. However, when it comes to represent rotations related to the SU group, it is always argued that there is no classical counterpart from which the expressions for the quantum mechanical operators can be built. The approach is always done using matrix representation. In the (...)
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    Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Mechanics by Bernard d'Espagnat. [REVIEW]Edward Mackinnon - 2000 - Isis 91:428-429.
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  28. Reichenbach's Philosophic Foundations of Quantum Mechanics[REVIEW]Lenzen Lenzen - 1945 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 6:478.
  29. REICHENBACH, H. - Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics[REVIEW]J. O. Wisdom - 1947 - Mind 56:77.
  30. Conference on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Robert G. Flower - unknown
    Enormous and significant progress has been made in the important areas of entanglement, quantum computing and harnessing energy from the vacuum, which includes a sound theoretical basis, using the Einstein-Sachs theories to develop an anti-symmetric general relativity (AGR) approach to a higher topology O(3) electrodynamics. These developments also lead to the application of the Aharonov-Bohm effect and the Yang-Mills theory to the higher topology O(3) electrodynamics, as well as a deeper understanding and appreciation of these effects and their impact (...)
     
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    Non-Quantal Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Alfred Landé - 1965 - In Hermann Bondi, Wolfgang Yourgrau & Allen duPont Breck (eds.), Dialectica. New York: Plenum Press. pp. 297--310.
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    Non‐Quantal Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Alfred Landé - 1965 - Dialectica 19 (3‐4):349-357.
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    Quantum Information Theory and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Christopher Gordon Timpson - 2013 - Oxford University Press.
    Christopher G. Timpson provides the first full-length philosophical treatment of quantum information theory and the questions it raises for our understanding of the quantum world. He argues for an ontologically deflationary account of the nature of quantum information, which is grounded in a revisionary analysis of the concepts of information.
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    Epistemic Horizons and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Jochen Szangolies - 2018 - Foundations of Physics 48 (12):1669-1697.
    In-principle restrictions on the amount of information that can be gathered about a system have been proposed as a foundational principle in several recent reconstructions of the formalism of quantum mechanics. However, it seems unclear precisely why one should be thus restricted. We investigate the notion of paradoxical self-reference as a possible origin of such epistemic horizons by means of a fixed-point theorem in Cartesian closed categories due to Lawvere that illuminates and unifies the different perspectives on self-reference.
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  35. Metaphysical Problems in the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Abner Shimony - 1978 - International Philosophical Quarterly 18 (1):3-17.
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    Studies in the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics by Patrick Suppes. [REVIEW]Richard Healey - 1982 - Isis 73:114-115.
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    Many-Valued Logics in Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Jaroslaw Pykacz - 1995 - In HerfelWilliam (ed.), Theories and Models in Scientific Processes. Rodopi. pp. 44--401.
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    Superstrings and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Gerard ’T. Hooft - 2014 - Foundations of Physics 44 (5):463-471.
    It is put forward that modern elementary particle physics cannot be completely unified with the laws of gravity and general relativity without addressing the question of the ontological interpretation of quantum mechanics itself. The position of superstring theory in this general question is emphasized: superstrings may well form exactly the right mathematical system that can explain how quantum mechanics can be linked to a deterministic picture of our world. Deterministic interpretations of quantum mechanics are (...)
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    Quantum Foundations of Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics.Orly Shenker - 2021 - In Eleanor Knox & Alastair Wilson (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Physics. Oxford: Routledge. pp. Ch. 29.
    Statistical mechanics is often taken to be the paradigm of a successful inter-theoretic reduction, which explains the high-level phenomena (primarily those described by thermodynamics) by using the fundamental theories of physics together with some auxiliary hypotheses. In my view, the scope of statistical mechanics is wider since it is the type-identity physicalist account of all the special sciences. But in this chapter, I focus on the more traditional and less controversial domain of this theory, namely, that of explaining (...)
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    Towards a Constructive Foundation of Quantum Mechanics.Walter Smilga - 2017 - Foundations of Physics 47 (1):149-159.
    I describe a constructive foundation for quantum mechanics, based on the discreteness of the degrees of freedom of quantum objects and on the Principle of Relativity. Taking Einstein’s historical construction of Special Relativity as a model, the construction is carried out in close contact with a simple quantum mechanical Gedanken experiment. This leads to the standard axioms of quantum mechanics. The quantum mechanical description is identified as a mathematical tool that allows describing objects, (...)
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    The Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.David A. Edwards - 1979 - Synthese 42 (1):1 - 70.
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    Reviews. Hans Reichenbach. Philosophic Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles 1944, X + 182 Pp. [REVIEW]Carl G. Hempel - 1945 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 10 (3):97-100.
  43. Book Review: Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, an Empiricist Approach. By Willem M. De Muynck. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/London, 2002, Xxiv+680 Pp., $219.00 (Hardcover). ISBN 1-4020-0932-1. [REVIEW]Dennis Dieks - 2003 - Foundations of Physics 33 (6):1003-1006.
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    The Uncertainty Principle and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: A Fifty Years' Survey.William Demopoulos - 1979 - Philosophy of Science 46 (2):336-338.
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    Piron's Foundation of Quantum Mechanics (Comment on His Paper).W. Balzer - 1981 - Erkenntnis 16 (3):403 - 406.
  46. Studies in the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Allen Stairs - 1982 - Philosophy of Science 49 (3):481-484.
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    Studies in the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. Patrick Suppes.Richard A. Healey - 1982 - Isis 73 (1):114-115.
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    The Uncertainty Principle and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. A Fifty Years' Survey. William C. Price, Seymour S. Chissick. [REVIEW]Linda Wessels - 1978 - Isis 69 (2):316-317.
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    Epistemological and Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Jerzy Rayski - 1977 - Foundations of Physics 7 (3-4):151-164.
    The concepts of measurement and measurable quantity are discussed. A probabilistic interpretation independent of the arrow of time is recommended and a definition of quantizable physical systems is given. The space of states of information about the physical system is Schwarz space rather than Hilbert space.
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    The Uncertainty Principle and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. A Fifty Years' Survey by William C. Price; Seymour S. Chissick. [REVIEW]Linda Wessels - 1978 - Isis 69:316-317.
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