Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity: Metaphysical Intimations of Modern Physics, 3rd Edition
May 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
A new edition of the premier philosophical study of Bell’s Theorem and its implication for the relativistic account of space and time
Discusses Roderich Tumiulka’s explicit, relativistic theory that can reproduce the quantum mechanical violation of Bell’s inequality.
Discusses the "Free Will Theorem" of John Conway and Simon Kochen
Introduces philosophers to the relevant physics and demonstrates how philosophical analysis can help inform physics
Preface to Second Edition.
Preface to Third Edition.
1. Bell’s Theorem: The Price of Locality.
Appendix A: The GHZ Scheme.
2. Relativity and Space-time Structure.
3. Finger Exercise: Superluminal Matter Transport.
4. Controlling the Connection: Signals.
Appendix B: Bohmian Mechanics.
6. Secret Messages.
7. Points of View.
8. Life in Elastic Space-time.
10. New Discoveries and Deeper Insights: The View from 2010.
An Overview of Quantum Mechanics.
—Hilary Putnam, Harvard University
"The publication of the third edition of Tim Maudlin's classic book undoubtedly represents a most notable event. The richness and depth of the previous editions has been enhanced by the presentation of very recent and important investigation and debate concerning the most crucial problem of modern physics, i.e. the compatibility of Quantum Mechanics and Relativity. Reading this challenging and extremely deep book is a must for all people interested in the conceptual foundations of science."
—GianCarlo Ghirardi, Professor Emeritus, University of Trieste
Praise for the second edition
"Maudlin's book is outstanding, and is particularly remarkable for three central achievements: the clearest exposition of Bell's theorem I know of; a careful discussion of the (in)compatibility between the implications of that theorem and relativity; and astute suggestions for how one could deal with this problem. Maudlin is a professional philosopher who writes on this most fundamental issue of physics in a way that is far clearer than the work of most physicists."
—Jean Bricmont, University of Louvain
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