Interpreting quantum mechanics: a historical approoach

Interpreting quantum mechanics: a historical approoach

This book condenses some of the critical features of the discussion about the interpretative problems of quantum mechanics, pointing out some possible ways out of the conundrum. In order to set the road for these matters, chapter one introduces a conceptual history of the theory and its alternative interpretations. Chapter two profiles a taxonomy of the interpretative problems and some possible solutions, focused in the so-called measurement problem. Chapter three questions the thesis of quantum mechanics becoming what it is due to historical contingency. Finally, in chapter four, an argument is advanced to consider one particular interpretation ?the causal account- as an alternative view that may help with the solution of the interpretative knot.
 Preface 
l. Historical roots of the quantum interpretation  1.1 A history of rwo (and more) interprerarions 
1.2 Bell inequalities and rhe quantum mechanical challenge to locality 
2. Beyond Copenhagen: the measurement problem 
2.1 Answering rhe quantum measurement problem in rerms of decoherence 
2.2 Answering the quantum measurement problem in rerms of histories 
2.3 Alternative answers to the quantum measure- ment problem 
3. About the social construction of quantum mechanics 
3.1 The dilemma of determinism 
3.2 Forman theses
4. Bohm's version of quantum mechanics
4.1 About rhe aims of science 
4.2 About che quantum formalism and its interpretation 
4.3 Copenhagen's interpretation 4.4 Bohm's interpretation 
4.5 Locality, separability and Einstein's indifference 
Bibliographical references 
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  • TTDS
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