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Putnam, Hilary
 
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Quantum Mechanics I 224ff
Quantum mechanics/QM/Putnam: the uncertainty is not reflected in the mathematical formalism (the Schrödinger equation). - The atom will disintegrate or not disintegrate - overlap of these two states: is not a complete description, but just two partial descriptions: the maximum states A or A + - many-worlds interpretation/Putnam: this is just a picture.
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II 229
The many-worlds interpretation requires signals that are faster than light.- problem: if the probability of different worlds is the same, then the concept of probability is difficult to interpret.
Bell's Theorem/Putnam: is merely a technical background. - Better: Copenhagen interpretation.
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II 237
All solutions in which one has to stand outside (> divine position) are not conceivable for us. - We do not know what it would mean for us to reach the ideal. - This failure leads, according to Rorty, to relativism.

Pu I
H. Putnam
Von einem Realistischen Standpunkt Frankfurt 1993

Pu II
H. Putnam
Repräsentation und Realität Frankfurt 1999

Pu III
H. Putnam
Für eine Erneuerung der Philosophie Stuttgart 1997

Pu IV
H. Putnam
Pragmatismus Eine offene Frage Frankfurt 1995

Pu V
H. Putnam
Vernunft, Wahrheit und Geschichte Frankfurt 1990


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