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    • How to Make Sense of Quantum Mechanics (and More): Fundamental Physical Theories and Primitive Ontology 

      Allori, Valia (Open Academic Press, 2016-04)
      Quantum mechanics has always been regarded as, at best, puzzling, if not contradictory. The aim of the paper is to explore a particular approach to fundamental physical theories, the one based on the notion of primitive ...
    • La storia del gatto che era sia vivo che morto 

      Allori, Valia (Guaraldi, 2009)
      Questa è la breve storia , forse un poco romanzata, del gatto che, se non forse il più citato, è di sicuro il più bistrattato della storia della fisica e della filosofia: il gatto di Schrödinger.
    • Many-Worlds and Schroedinger's First Quantum Theory 

      Allori, Valia; Goldstein, Sheldon; Tumulka, Roderich; Zanghi, Nino (British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 2010-06-30)
      Schr ̈odinger’s first proposal for the interpretation of quantum mechanics was based on a postulate relating the wave function on configuration space to charge density in physical space. Schr ̈odinger apparently later ...
    • Maxwell's Paradox: Classical Electrodynamics and its Time Reversal Invariance 

      Allori, Valia (Analytica, 2015)
      In this paper, I argue that the recent discussion on the time - reversal invariance of classical electrodynamics (see (Albert 2000: ch.1), (Arntzenius 2004), (Earman 2002), (Malament 2004),(Horwich 1987: ch.3)) can be best ...
    • On the Classical Limits of Physics 

      Allori, Valia; Zanghì, Nino (Springer Netherlands, 2009-01)
      Contrary to the widespread belief, the problem of the emergence of classical mechanics from quantum mechanics is still open. In spite of many results of the standard approach, it is not yet clear how to explain within ...
    • On the Common Structure of Bohmian Mechanics and the Ghirardi–Rimini–Weber Theory 

      Allori, Valia; Goldstein, Sheldon; Tumulka, Roderich; Zanghi, Nino (British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 2008-07-11)
      Bohmian mechanics and the Ghirardi–Rimini–Weber theory provide opposite resolutions of the quantum measurement problem: the former postulates additional variables (the particle positions) besides the wave function, whereas ...
    • On the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics 

      Allori, Valia (Vuibert, 2013-02)
    • Primitive Ontology in a Nutshell 

      Allori, Valia (International Journal of Quantum Foundations, 2015-06-26)
      The aim of this paper is to summarize a particular approach of doing metaphysics through physics - the primitive ontology approach. The idea is that any fundamental physical theory has a well-defined architecture, to the ...
    • Quantum Mechanics and Paradigm Shifts 

      Allori, Valia (Springer Netherlands, 2015-03-05)
      It has been argued that the transition from classical to quantum mechanics is an example of a Kuhnian scientific revolution, in which there is a shift from the simple, intuitive, straightforward classical paradigm, to the ...
    • Some Remarks on Wave Function Monism 

      Allori, Valia (2010-10)
      Is wave function monism, the view that the wave function completely describes physical objects, a sensible view? GRW, one candidate to solve the measurement problem, might be taken to be an example of such view. I argue ...
    • What is Bohmian Mechanics 

      Allori, Valia; Zanghì, Nino (Springer Netherlands, 2004-08)
      Contrary to the widespread belief, the problem of the emergence of classical mechanics from quantum mechanics is still open. In spite of many results of the standard approach, it is not yet clear how to explain within ...