Distilling Metaphysics from Quantum Physics

(trans. Elżbieta Drozdowska)

Keywords: philosophy of physics, philosophy of quantum mechanics, determinism, complementarity, nonlocality

Abstract

Translated here into Polish is Tim Maudlin’s “Distilling Metaphysics from Quantum Physics,” which is a chapter of The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics. The author discusses six important metaphysical issues on which quantum physics sheds new light. He shows how differently each of the three main intepretations of quantum theory (von Neumann’s and GRW collapse theory, Bohm’s hidden variable theory, and Everett’s many-worlds theory) views each of them. The issues discussed are determinism, determinateness, the role of the observer, uncertainty and complementarity, quantum logic, and entanglement and non-locality.

Author Biographies

Tim Maudlin, The Learned Society of KUL

Prof. Tim Maudlin — Professor of Philosophy at the New York University

Elżbieta Drozdowska, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Faculty of Philosophy

Information about the Translator: Elżbieta Drozdowska - Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II, Wydział Filozofii

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Published
2021-12-06
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