Plan du site. Index des notules.
 

Notule bibliographique
 

Michel Bitbol, Schrödinger's philosophy of quantum mechanics, KLUWER, 1996
 

Contents

Preface           VII

1-The controversy between Schrödinger and the Göttingen-Copenhagen physicists in the 1950's            1
 1-1 Schrödinger's successive interpretations of quantum mechanics according
  to the current views         1
 1-2 Born's and Heisenberg's criticism of Schrödinger's late interpretation of
 quantum mechanics         3
 1-3 Historical flaws in the Born-Heisenberg critique of Schrödinger's late  interpretation of quantum mechanics       6
 1-4 Misunderstandings about the concept of particle     8
 1-5 Misunderstandings about the concept of “reality”    12
 1-6 Misunderstandings about “causality”      15
 1-7 Schrödinger's over-revolutionary attitude     20
 1-8 Modernity and post-modernity       24
 1-9 The continuity of Schrödinger's attitude towards quantum mechanics
 (an outline)          30

2-Schrödinger's theoretical project       34
 2-1 Reality and virtuality (1924)       34
 2-2 Holism and wave-packets (1925)      41
 2-3 Holism and the three dimensions of space (1926)    50
 2-4 Wave interpretation versus electrodynamic interpretation: a prehistory
 of the empirical correspondence rules      55
 2-5 The lack of pictures        64
 2-6 The lack of continuity        71
 
3-The analytical stance         79
 3-1 The ontological significance of the uncertainty relations    82
 3-2 The state vector as a catalog of informations     87

4-Towards a new ontology         91
 4-1 The fading of the concept of particle      92
 4-2 An ontology of state vectors       97
 4-3 The “blind spot” of quantum mechanics      110
 4-4 Neo-Schrödingerian views on the measurement problem. I-Everett's  interpretation             126
 4-5 Neo-Schrödingerian views on the measurement problem. II-Modal and critical  interpretations         149

5-The “thing” of everyday life        159
 5-1 The three features of objects       160
 5-2 The aspects and the “thing”       161
 5-3 The “elements” of the construction (Mach, Russell, Schrödinger, Husserl) 164
 5-4 Are the “basic data” really basic?       167
 5-5 The construction of objects and the unconscious    174
 5-6 The “thing” and the future       180
 5-7 Possibilities and infinities       183
 5-8 The “thing” as theory, and the theory as expectation    188
 5-9 Realism and morals        198
 5-10 Form and individuality        205
 5-11 Wholeness and individuality       208

6-Complementarity, representation and facts      211

 6-1 Schrödinger's criticism of Bohr's complementarity    211
 6-2 Bohr's complementarities       213
 6-3 Schrödinger's “complementarities”      221
 6-4 Two parallelisms         226
 6-5 Being-in-a-body and being-in-the-world      227
 6-6 The body, the world, and dualism      238
 6-7 The body, the world, and monism      245
 6-8 The body, the world, and anomalous parallelism    248

Conclusion           263

Bibliography          267

Index
 
 
 
 
 
 
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