The Quantum Revolution in Philosophy

  title={The Quantum Revolution in Philosophy},
  author={Eddy Keming Chen},
  journal={The Philosophical Review},
  • Eddy Keming Chen
  • Published 1 April 2020
  • Physics, Philosophy
  • The Philosophical Review
In this thought-provoking book, Richard Healey proposes a new interpretation of quantum theory inspired by pragmatist philosophy. Healey puts forward the interpretation as an alternative to realist quantum theories on the one hand such as Bohmian mechanics, spontaneous collapse theories, and many-worlds interpretations, which are different proposals for describing what the quantum world is like and what the basic laws of physics are, and non-realist interpretations on the other hand such as… 


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