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Quantum Mechanics & Experience (Paper) Paperback – 12 Apr 1994
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Over the past two decades, philosophers of physics have worked long and hard...to extract the philosophical pith from the theoretical physics. There are now a number of excellent books which explain the issues at a reasonably advanced level to non-physicists. Albert's is among the best of the bunch. -- David Papineau Times Literary Supplement
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David Z Albert is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.
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Doors are opened just in the right order to make you discover its foundations step by step.
Mathematics are limited to what you need and no more, which allows the reader to focus on what it means in terms of our understanding of the universe.
The main concepts elaborated since QM's birth in the 1920's to make it "understandable" are fairly described with, for some of them, the evidence behind their rejection nowadays.
The importance of defining without ambiguity what "measuring" a quantity means is highlighted and is becoming the thread of the next chapters.
So, the amazing thing with this book is that it brings you to the edge of today's knowledge, leaving you with the impression that you are starting to see the shapes of the future "truth" through the fog.
I implore Dr. Albert to publish an updated edition of this book. A lot has changed in the realm of the Philosophy of Science with regards to QM interpretations since this book has been published, and Dr. Albert has contributed greatly to these changes.
Much of these changes that have occurred since the publication of this book deal with the Everett (or Many-Worlds) interpretation of QM. See Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, & Reality as a good book on the subject. And that is my point. The aforementioned book *is* good, and I'd highly recommend it, but it is not a good introduction to the subject in the context of QM interpretations, in general. "Quantum Mechanics and Experience" is a great introduction to the issues of QM interpretations, and should be updated to include a more uptodate analysis of the Everett Interpretation.
I think it's certainly worth reading, but it does suffer from the aspects mentioned above.