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Quantum Information Theory and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
are formulated, while the top layer formulates singular causal propositions. The derivative general causal propositions of the middle layer (Part II) are constrained by the metaphysicalExpand
Scientific Explanation between Principle and Constructive Theories
  • L. Felline
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
  • 1 December 2011
The aim of this article is to analyze the role of the distinction between principle and constructive theories in the question of the explanatory power of special relativity. We show how theExpand
Mechanisms meet structural explanation
  • L. Felline
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Synthese
  • 2015
It is argued that some phenomena in the domain of fundamental physics, although mechanically brute, are structurally explained and can be reconciled within a unified account of general scientific explanation. Expand
Scientific Explanation and Scientific Structuralism
An interpretation of the formalism of quantum mechanics that can be regarded as uncontroversial is currently not available. Consequently, philosophers have often contrasted the poor explanatory powerExpand
On explaining non-dynamically the quantum correlations via Quantum Information Theory: what it takes
In this paper, we argue that quantum information theory can provide a kind of non-causal explanation (“causal account” here stands quite generally both for dynamical and for mechanistic account ofExpand
Remarks on a Structural Account of Scientific Explanation
The problems that exist in relating quantum mechanical phenomena to classical concepts like properties, causes, or entities like particles or waves are well-known and still open to question, so thatExpand
Quantum theory is not only about information
In his recent book Bananaworld. Quantum mechanics for primates, Jeff Bub revives and provides a mature version of his influential information-theoretic interpretation of Quantum Theory (QT). In thisExpand
Structural explanations in Minkowski spacetime: which account of models?
In this paper we argue that structural explanations are an effective way of explaining well-known relativistic phenomena like length contraction and time dilation, and then try to understand how thisExpand
New Directions in Logic and the Philosophy of Science
In 1936, after the “liberalization of empiricism”, Schlick and Carnap thought they could accept C.I. Lewis’ claim “If all minds disappeared from the universe, the stars would still go on in theirExpand
It's a Matter of Principle. Scientific Explanation in Information-Theoretic Reconstructions of Quantum Theory
The aim of this paper is to explore the ways in which Axiomatic Reconstructions of Quantum Theory in terms of Information-Theoretic principles (ARQITs) can contribute to explaining and understandingExpand