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How Determinism Can Fail in Classical Physics and How Quantum Physics Can (Sometimes) Provide a Cure

John Earman
Philosophy of Science
Vol. 75, No. 5, Proceedings of the 2006 Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science AssociationPart II: Symposia PapersEdited by Cristina Bicchieri and Jason Alexander (December 2008), pp. 817-829
DOI: 10.1086/594526
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/594526
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Abstract

Various fault modes of determinism in classical physics are outlined. It is shown how quantum mechanics can cure some forms of classical indeterminism.

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