The Shaky Game: Einstein, Realism and the Quantum Theory

Full Title The Shaky Game: Einstein, Realism and the Quantum Theory
ISBN 0226249492
ISBN13 9780226249490
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Authors Arthur Fine
Edition 1
Publish Date 1996-12-15
Binding Paperback
Overview In this new edition, Arthur Fine looks at Einstein's philosophy of science and develops his own views on realism. A new Afterword discusses the reaction to Fine's own theory.

What really led Einstein . . . to renounce the new quantum order? For those interested in this question, this book is compulsory reading.-Harvey R. Brown, American Journal of Physics

Fine has successfully combined a historical account of Einstein's philosophical views on quantum mechanics and a discussion of some of the philosophical problems associated with the interpretation of quantum theory with a discussion of some of the contemporary questions concerning realism and antirealism. . . . Clear, thoughtful, [and] well-written.-Allan Franklin, Annals of Science

Attempts, from Einstein's published works and unpublished correspondence, to piece together a coherent picture of 'Einstein realism.' Especially illuminating are the letters between Einstein and fellow realist Schrödinger, as the latter was composing his famous 'Schrödinger-Cat' paper.-Nick Herbert, New Scientist

Beautifully clear. . . . Fine's analysis is penetrating, his own results original and important. . . . The book is a splendid combination of new ways to think about quantum mechanics, about realism, and about Einstein's views of both.-Nancy Cartwright, Isis

Dimensions 6.01 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.58 (d)
Subjects Quantum Physics
Astronomers & Astrophysicists - Biography
Physicists - Biography
Philosophy of Science - General & Miscellaneous
Philosophy of


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