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Philosophy and Logic of Quantum Physics

An Investigation of the Metaphysical and Logical Implications of Quantum Physics


Jan Philipp Dapprich and Annika Schuster

The book investigates the ontology and logic of quantum physics. The first part discusses the relationship of theory and observation and different views on the ontological status of scientific theories. It introduces the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and some of its interpretations and their compatibility with various ontological positions. In the second part, implications of quantum mechanics on classical logic, especially on the distributive law and bivalence, as discussed by Garrett Birkhoff & John von Neumann (1936) and Hilary Putnam (1968), and their counterarguments are reconstructed and discussed. It is concluded that classical logic is sufficient for dealing with quantum mechanical propositions.
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Bibliographic Information published by the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek The Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie; detailed bibliographic data is available in the internet at

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Dapprich, Jan Philipp, 1992- | Schuster, Annika, 1989-

Title: Philosophy and logic of quantum physics : an investigation of the

metaphysical and logical implications of quantum physics / Jan Philipp Dapprich, Annika Schuster.

Description: Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang, 2016. | Series: Philosophical foundations of the sciences and their applications, ISSN 2191-3706 ; vol. 5 | Includes bibliographical references.

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