Potentiality, entanglement and passion-at-a-distance

edited by Robert S. Cohen, Michael Horne, and John Stachel

Potentiality, Entanglement and Passion-at-a-Distance is a book for theoretical physicists and philosophers of modern physics. It treats a puzzling and provocative aspect of recent quantum physics: the apparent interaction of certain physical events that cannot share any causal connection. These are said to be 'entangled' in some way, but an explanation remains elusive. Abner Shimony - to whom the book is dedicated - and others suggest the need to revive the category of what may be seen as a metaphysical potentiality. Abner has described these events without actions to link them as 'passion at a distance': not active, but passive. The discussions gathered here are written by a truly remarkable cast of scientists and philosophers and shed new light on the most profound puzzles of our times.

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[目次]

  • Preface
  • W. Harper. Protective Measurements of Two-State Vectors
  • Y. Aharonov, L. Vaidman. What is the Referent of a Nonpure Quantum State? A. Amann, H. Primas. Classical and Quantum Physical Geometry
  • J.S. Anandan. Borromean Entanglement of the GHZ State
  • P.K. Aravind. Is the Quantum State (an) Observable? P. Busch. Aiming at Describing Empirical Reality
  • B. d'Espagnat. An Interpretation which is Appropriate for Dynamical Reduction Theories
  • G.C. Ghirardi, T. Weber. Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Reasoning in Nonlocality Theorems
  • L. Hardy. Spacetime and Separability: Problems of Identity and Individuation in Fundamental Physics
  • D. Howard. 'Les recettes qui reussissent toujours'
  • G. Lochak. How to Ascertain the Value of Every Member of a Set of Observables that Cannot all Have Values
  • N.D. Mermin. Is Quantum Mechanics a Probabilistic Theory? P. Mittelstaedt. The Decision Problem for Entanglement
  • W.C. Myrvold. Bell Inequalities with Postselection
  • A. Peres. Action and Passion at a Distance
  • S. Popescu, D. Rohrlich. The Relativistic EPR Argument
  • M. Redhead, P. La Riviere. The History Approach Viewed by an External Observer
  • A. Rimini. Maximal Extension of an Impossibility Theorem Concerning Quantum Measurement
  • H. Stein. Feynman Paths and Quantum Entanglement: Is There Any More to the Mystery? J. Stachel. Bibliography of Abner Shimony. Index of Names.

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書名 Potentiality, entanglement and passion-at-a-distance
著作者等 Cohen, R. S.
Horne, M. R.
Shimony, Abner
Stachel, John J
Horne M.
Stachel J. J.
Cohen Robert S.
シリーズ名 Boston studies in the philosophy of science
出版元 Kluwer Academic
刊行年月 c1997
ページ数 xi, 268 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0792344537
NCID BA31361732
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ
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