The Shaky Game (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series) by Arthur Fine
The Shaky Game (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series)
Author: Arthur Fine
Title: The Shaky Game (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series)
ISBN10: 0226249484
ISBN13: 978-0226249483
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (December 15, 1996)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1285 kb
Size epub: 1485 kb
Rating: 3.7 ✪
Votes: 372
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Physics
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"Attempts, from Einstein's published works and unpublished correspondence, to piece together a coherent picture of 'Einstein realism.'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 Schrödinger, as the latter was composing his famous 'Schrödinger-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