The Shaky Game

The Shaky Game

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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"Attempts, from Einstein's published works and unpublished correspondence, to piece together a coherent picture of 'Einstein realism.'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 Schroedinger, as the latter was composing his famous 'Schroedinger-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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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 162 x 230 x 14mm | 380g
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0226249492
  • 9780226249490
  • 1,192,711

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Arthur Fine offers to physicists, philosophers, and historians of science a comprehensive account of Einstein's distinctive realism, which he links to current debates in physics.
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About Arthur Fine

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