New Directions in the Philosophy of Science

Interpreting Quantum Theory

A Therapeutic Approach

Authors: Friederich, S.

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Is it possible to approach quantum theory in a 'therapeutic' vein that sees its foundational problems as arising from mistaken conceptual presuppositions? The book explores the prospects for this project and, in doing so, discusses such fascinating issues as the nature of quantum states, explanation in quantum theory, and 'quantum non-locality'.

About the authors

Simon Friederich studied physics and philosophy in Göttingen and Lausanne and obtained a PhD in physics at the University of Heidelberg. He has held academic appointments in Wuppertal and Göttingen, Germany, and published articles in various leading philosophy journals. His research interests include the philosophy of physics, the philosophy of mathematics, epistemology and philosophy of mind.

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“Simon Friederich’s Therapeutic Approach to quantum theory (QT) sheds new light on the status of the quantum state. … The book not only provides interesting perspectives for the cognoscenti but is also written with sufficient care and free of unnecessary technicalities so as to be accessible and worth reading for the physical layman interested in the foundations of QT. … anyone interested in the foundational problems of QT should feel encouraged to investigate Friederich’s book himself, without question.” (Florian Boge, Erkenntnis, Vol. 82, 2017)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Friederich, Simon

    Pages 3-12

  • Sketch of the Formalism

    Friederich, Simon

    Pages 13-25

  • Interpretations as Solutions to the Measurement Problem

    Friederich, Simon

    Pages 26-45

  • Motivating a Therapeutic Approach

    Friederich, Simon

    Pages 49-60

  • In Search of a Viable Epistemic Account

    Friederich, Simon

    Pages 61-74

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interpreting Quantum Theory
Book Subtitle
A Therapeutic Approach
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in the Philosophy of Science
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44715-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137447159
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44714-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49619-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 202
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