The Shaky Game: Einstein, Realism and the Quantum Theory

In this new edition, Arthur Fine looks at Einstein's philosophy of science and develops his own views on realism. A new Afterword discusses the reaction to Fine's own theory. What really led Einstein renounce the new quantum order? For those interested in this question, this book is compulsory reading. --Harvey R. Brown, American Journal of Physics Fine has successfully combined a historical account of Einstein's philosophical views on quantum mechanics and a discussion of some of the philosophical problems associated with the interpretation of quantum theory with a discussion of some of the contemporary questions concerning realism and antirealism...Clear, thoughtful, [and] well-written. --Allan Franklin, Annals of Science Attempts, from Einstein's published works and unpublished correspondence, to piece together a coherent picture of 'Einstein realism.' Especially illuminating are the letters between Einstein and fellow realist Schroedinger, as the latter was composing his famous 'Schroedinger-Cat' paper. --Nick Herbert, New Scientist Beautifully clear...Fine's analysis is penetrating, his own results original and important...The book is a splendid combination of new ways to think about quantum mechanics, about realism, and about Einstein's views of both. --Nancy Cartwright, Isis