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Quantum Mechanics: An Empiricist View
Part 1 Determinism and inderterminism in classical perspective: determinism indeterminism and probability. Part 2 How the phenomena demand quantum theory: the empirical basis of quantum theory newExpand
Conditionalization and observation
I take bayesianism to be the doctrine which maintains that (i) a set of reasonable beliefs can be represented by a probability function defined over sentences or propositions, and that (ii)Expand
Twilight Of The Perfect Model Model
Evaluation du modele du modele parfait utilise dans le domaine des sciences naturelles et de la connaissance humaine. A travers l'exemple de la photographie, l'A. critique l'ideal d'une reproductionExpand
Particle Labels and the Theory of Indistinguishable Particles in Quantum Mechanics
We extend the work of French and Redhead [1988] further examining the relation of quantum statistics to the assumption that quantum entities have the sort of identity generally assumed for physicalExpand
An interpretive introduction to quantum field theory
Quantum mechanics is a subject that has captured the imagination of a surprisingly broad range of thinkers, including many philosophers of science. Quantum field theory, however, is a subject thatExpand
Particles, particle labels, and quanta: The toll of unacknowledged metaphysics
The practice of describing multiparticle quantum systems in terms of labeled particles indicates that we think of quantum entities as individuatable. The labels, together with particleExpand
Relational Holism and Quantum Mechanics1
  • P. Teller
  • Philosophy
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
  • 1 March 1986
One can give a strong sense to the idea that a relation does not 'reduce' to nonrelational properties by saying that a relation does not supervene upon the nonrelational properties of its relata.Expand
Conditionalization, Observation, and Change of Preference
This chapter discusses the justification of condition (ii) from the point of view of a frequency interpretation of probability or reasonable degree of belief, and discusses the connection between change of belief and change of preference. Expand
The Law‐Idealization
  • P. Teller
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
  • 1 December 2004
There are few, perhaps no known, exact, true, general laws. Some of the work of generalization is carried by ceteris paribus generalizations. I suggest that many models continue such work in moreExpand