Bohmian Mechanics and Quantum Theory: An Appraisal

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J.T. Cushing, Arthur Fine, S. Goldstein
Springer Science & Business Media, 1996 M09 30 - 408 páginas
We are often told that quantum phenomena demand radical revisions of our scientific world view and that no physical theory describing well defined objects, such as particles described by their positions, evolving in a well defined way, let alone deterministically, can account for such phenomena. The great majority of physicists continue to subscribe to this view, despite the fact that just such a deterministic theory, accounting for all of the phe nomena of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, was proposed by David Bohm more than four decades ago and has arguably been around almost since the inception of quantum mechanics itself. Our purpose in asking colleagues to write the essays for this volume has not been to produce a Festschrift in honor of David Bohm (worthy an undertaking as that would have been) or to gather together a collection of papers simply stating uncritically Bohm's views on quantum mechanics. The central theme around which the essays in this volume are arranged is David Bohm's version of quantum mechanics. It has by now become fairly standard practice to refer to his theory as Bohmian mechanics and to the larger conceptual framework within which this is located as the causal quantum theory program. While it is true that one can have reservations about the appropriateness of these specific labels, both do elicit distinc tive images characteristic of the key concepts of these approaches and such terminology does serve effectively to contrast this class of theories with more standard formulations of quantum theory.
 

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DETLEF DURR SHELDON GOLDSTEIN and NINO ZANGHI
21
ANTONY VALENTINI PilotWave Theory of Fields Gravitation
45
lucien hardy Contextuality in Bohmian Mechanics
67
karin berndl Global Existence and Uniqueness of Bohmian
77
martin daumer Scattering Theory from a Bohmian Per
87
peter R Holland Is Quantum Mechanics Universal?
99
APPLICATIONS AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS
111
EUAN J SQUIRES Local Bohmian Mechanics
131
ARTHUR FINE On the Interpretation of Bohmian Mechanics
231
MILLARD baublitz and abner shimony Tension in Bohms
251
ROBIN COLLINS An Epistemological Critique of Bohmian
265
DAVID Z ALBERT Elementary Quantum Metaphysics
277
TIM MAUDLIN SpaceTime in the Quantum World
285
HARVEY R BROWN ANDREW ELBY and ROBERT WEINGARD
309
MICHAEL DICKSON Is the Bohm Theory Local?
321
Jeffrey bub Modal Interpretations and Bohmian Mechanics
331

yakir aharonov and lev vaidman About Position
141
P N kaloyerou An Ontological Interpretation of Boson
155
CHRIS dewdney and GEORGE horton De Broglie Bohm
169
SAMOLS A Realistic Formulation of Quantum Field
191
DON N page Attaching Theories of Consciousness to Bohmian
197
MARA BELLER Bohm and the Inevitability of Acausality
211
ADRIAN KENT Remarks on Consistent Histories and Bohmian
343
GIANCARLO GHIRARDI and RENATA GRASSI Bohms Theory
353
BIBLIOGRAPHY
379
INDEX
399
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