© 1997

Potentiality, Entanglement and Passion-at-a-Distance

Quantum Mechanical Studies for Abner Shimony Volume Two

  • Robert S. Cohen
  • Michael Horne
  • John Stachel

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 194)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Yakir Aharonov, Lev Vaidman
    Pages 1-8
  3. Anton Amann, Hans Primas
    Pages 9-29
  4. Jeeva S. Anandan
    Pages 31-52
  5. P. K. Aravind
    Pages 53-59
  6. Bernard D’Espagnat
    Pages 71-87
  7. Georges Lochak
    Pages 143-148
  8. Peter Mittelstaedt
    Pages 159-175
  9. Wayne C. Myrvold
    Pages 177-190
  10. Asher Peres
    Pages 191-196
  11. Sandu Popescu, Daniel Rohrlich
    Pages 197-206
  12. Michael Redhead, Patrick La Rivière
    Pages 207-215

About this book


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.


quantum mechanics quantum physics reduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert S. Cohen
    • 1
  • Michael Horne
    • 2
  • John Stachel
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Philosophy and History of ScienceBoston UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsStonehill CollegeUSA
  3. 3.Center for Einstein Studies and Department of PhysicsBoston UniversityUSA

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