Interpreting Quantum Theory

A Therapeutic Approach

  • Authors
  • Simon Friederich

Part of the New Directions in the Philosophy of Science book series (NDPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction and Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Simon Friederich
      Pages 3-12
    3. Simon Friederich
      Pages 13-25
  3. The Rule Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Simon Friederich
      Pages 49-60
    3. Simon Friederich
      Pages 61-74
    4. Simon Friederich
      Pages 75-91
  4. Objections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Simon Friederich
      Pages 95-104
    3. Simon Friederich
      Pages 105-112
    4. Simon Friederich
      Pages 113-121
  5. Non-locality, Quantum Field Theory, and Reality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Simon Friederich
      Pages 125-145
    3. Simon Friederich
      Pages 146-156
    4. Simon Friederich
      Pages 157-167
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 168-202

About this book

Introduction

Is it possible to approach quantum theory in a 'therapeutic' vein that sees its foundational problems as arising from mistaken conceptual presuppositions? The book explores the prospects for this project and, in doing so, discusses such fascinating issues as the nature of quantum states, explanation in quantum theory, and 'quantum non-locality'.

Keywords

quantum field quantum field theory quantum theory reduction

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137447159
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-49619-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-44715-9
  • About this book