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Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity: Metaphysical Intimations of Modern Physics, 3rd Edition

Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity: Metaphysical Intimations of Modern Physics, 3rd Edition

Tim Maudlin

ISBN: 978-1-444-39697-3

Jun 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

312 pages

Description

The third edition of Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity has been carefully updated to reflect significant developments, including a new chapter covering important recent work in the foundations of physics.
  • 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 First Edition vi

Preface to Second Edition x

Preface to Third Edition xii

Introduction 1

1 Bell’s Theorem: The Price of Locality 6

Appendix A: The GHZ Scheme 24

2 Relativity and Space-time Structure 27

3 Finger Exercise: Superluminal Matter Transport 55

4 Controlling the Connection: Signals 74

Appendix B: Bohmian Mechanics 106

5 Causation 114

6 Secret Messages 148

7 Points of View 173

8 Life in Elastic Space-time 205

9 Morals 221

10 New Discoveries and Deeper Insights: The View from 2010 224

An Overview of Quantum Mechanics 260

References 284

Index 290