Bell’s Theorem, Quantum Theory and Conceptions of the Universe

  • Menas Kafatos

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. D. Z. Albert, L. Vaidman
    Pages 1-6
  3. Samuel L. Braunstein, Carlton M. Caves
    Pages 27-36
  4. Asher Peres
    Pages 51-60
  5. William K. Wootters, Brian D. Fields
    Pages 65-67
  6. Daniel M. Greenberger, Michael A. Horne, Anton Zeilinger
    Pages 69-72
  7. Martin R. Jones
    Pages 77-79
  8. Oreste Piccioni, Werner Mehlhop, Brian Wright
    Pages 93-103
  9. O. Costa De Beauregard
    Pages 117-125
  10. Alberto Cordero
    Pages 131-135
  11. J. Anandan
    Pages 147-152
  12. David O. McGoveran, H. Pierre Noyes, Michael J. Manthey
    Pages 153-158
  13. Allan A. Harkavy
    Pages 167-169
  14. F. Reifler, R. D. Morris
    Pages 171-173
  15. R. C. Henry
    Pages 175-177
  16. James B. Hartle
    Pages 179-180
  17. Menas Kafatos
    Pages 195-210
  18. Jun’ichi Yokoyama, Kei-ichi Maeda
    Pages 215-217
  19. Josip Soln
    Pages 219-221
  20. Tino Ahrens
    Pages 223-225
  21. Herbert H. Stevens Jr.
    Pages 227-227
  22. Franklin L. Edge
    Pages 229-232
  23. Herbert H. Stevens Jr.
    Pages 233-234
  24. Henry J. Folse
    Pages 251-259
  25. M. Kafatos, R. Nadeau
    Pages 261-267
  26. Henry P. Stapp
    Pages 269-277
  27. William B. Jones
    Pages 279-281
  28. Sam Labson, Dennis Rohatyn
    Pages 283-284
  29. Robert G. Jahn, Brenda J. Dunne
    Pages 285-295
  30. Back Matter
    Pages 313-330

About this book


Bell's Theorem and its associated implications for the nature of the physical world remain topics of great interest. For this reason many meetings have been recently held on the interpretation of quantum theory and the implications of Bell's Theorem. Generally these meetings have been held primarily for quantum physicists and philosophers of science who have been or are actively working on the topic. Nevertheless, other philosophers of science, mathematicians, engineers as well as members of the general public have increasingly taken interest in Bell's Theorem and its implications. The Fall Workshop held at George Mason University on October 21 and 22, 1988 and titled "Bell's Theorem, Quantum Theory and Conceptions of the Universe" was of a more general scope. Not only it attracted experts in the field, it also covered other topics such as the implications of quantum non-locality for the nature of consciousness, cosmology, the anthropic principle, etc. topics usually not covered in previous meetings of this kind. The meeting was attended by more than one hundred ten specialists and other interested people from all over the world. The purpose of the meeting was not to provide a definitive answer to the general questions raised by Bell's Theorem. It is likely that the debate will go on for quite a long time. Rather, it was meant to contribute to the important dialogue between different disciplines.


EPR paradox Relativity probability quantum mechanics theory of relativity

Editors and affiliations

  • Menas Kafatos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4058-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0849-4
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