# Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics

@inproceedings{Wallace2008PhilosophyOQ, title={Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics}, author={D. Wallace}, year={2008} }

This is a general introduction to and review of the philosophy of quantum mechanics, aimed at readers with a physics background and assuming no prior exposure to philosophy. It is a draft version of an article to appear in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Physics. If philosophy of physics has a central problem, it is the quantum measurement problem: the problem of how to interpret, to make sense of, perhaps even how to ﬁx, quantum mechanics. Other theories in physics challenge our intu…

## 51 Citations

### Quantum Probability: An Introduction

- Physics
- 2014

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- PhysicsFoundations of Science
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### Charting the landscape of interpretation, theory rivalry, and underdetermination in quantum mechanics

- PhysicsSynthese
- 2019

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### An Application of Paraconsistent Logic to Physics: Complementarity

- PhilosophyTowards Paraconsistent Engineering
- 2016

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### Measurement and Classical Regime in Quantum Mechanics

- Physics
- 2013

This article (for the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics) focuses on two of the main problems raising interpretational issues in quantum mechanics, namely the notorious measurement problem and…

### Unitary quantum theory as a formal framework for a theory of consciousness

- Philosophy
- 2016

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### Quasiclassicality and Quantum Measurement

- Physics
- 2013

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### Supmech: the Geometro-statistical Formalism Underlying Quantum Mechanics

- Physics
- 2008

As the first step in an approach to the solution of Hilbert's sixth problem, a general scheme of mechanics, called `supmech', is developed integrating noncommutative symplectic geometry and…

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