Determinism and indeterminism

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-Q025-1
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References and further reading

  • Bohm, D. (1957) Causality and Chance in Modern Physics, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

    (Discussion of determinism and chance, by one of the two inventors of a deterministic interpretation of quantum theory; see end of §2.)

  • Cushing, J. (1994) Quantum Mechanics: Historical Contingency and the Copenhagen Hegemony, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

    (Discussion of historical, philosophical and physical aspects of the de Broglie–Bohm interpretation.)

  • Earman, J. (1986) A Primer on Determinism, Dordrecht: Reidel.

    (The best single book on determinism in the physical sciences. It wages a fine campaign against the false consensus, discussed in §§1, 2.)

  • Laplace, P. (1820) Essai philosophique sur les probabilités; forming the introduction to his Théorie analytique des probabilités, Paris: V Courcier; repr. F.W. Truscott and F.L. Emory (trans.) A Philosophical Essay on Probabilities, New York: Dover, 1951.

    (The page reference is from the reprint. This work is famous as a treatise on probability theory and its philosophy, quite apart from its statement of determinism in the introduction.)

  • Montague, R. (1974) ‘‘Deterministic Theories’’, in R. Thomason (ed.) Formal Philosophy, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

    (Technical paper pioneering the kind of definition given in §2–3. This collection was posthumous published.)

  • Xia, Z. (1992) ‘The Existence of Noncollision Singularities in Newtonian Systems’, Annals of Mathematics 135: 411–68.

    (Mathematical paper proving indeterminism in Newtonian gravitation.)

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