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Einstein, Bohr and the Quantum Dilemma: From Quantum Theory to Quantum Information (2006)

Einstein, Bohr and the Quantum Dilemma: From Quantum Theory to Quantum Information (2006)

Book on the history, philosophy and foundations of quantum mechanics, with discussions on Bell's theorem, recent experimental and theoretical developments and an entire chapter on quantum information theory. More info →
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Do We Really Understand Quantum Mechanics? (2012)

Do We Really Understand Quantum Mechanics? (2012)

Book on the philosophy and foundations of quantum mechanics, with an in-depth investigation of the various interpretations, along with a description of their respective success and difficulties. More info →
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The Wave Function: Essays on the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics (2013)

The Wave Function: Essays on the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics (2013)

Introduction to the formalism of quantum mechanics and the measurement problem, followed by 10 essays on the nature of the wave function by leading specialists in the field (e.g. Albert, Wallace, Maudlin, etc.) More info →
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Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity: Metaphysical Intimations of Modern Physics (1994)

Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity: Metaphysical Intimations of Modern Physics (1994)

A book on the clash, that is the (in)compatibility, between quantum mechanics and special relativity. Discusses the EPR paradox, Bell's theorem, and violations of Bell's inequality. More info →
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The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics (1973)

The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics (1973)

A classic in the field. The first book to be entirely devoted to many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. Contains all of Everett’s main papers, along with an introduction by Bryce DeWitt and Neill Graham. More info →
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The Quantum Mechanics of Minds and Worlds (2001)

The Quantum Mechanics of Minds and Worlds (2001)

Very accessible, historical introduction to the measurement problem. Continues with a thorough and careful examination of Hugh Everett's relative state interpretation of quantum mechanics. Finishes with a description of other "no collapse" theories that have been proposed after Everett. Highly recommended. More info →
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The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III: Multiple Universes, Mutual Assured Destruction, and the Meltdown of a Nuclear Family (2010)

The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III: Multiple Universes, Mutual Assured Destruction, and the Meltdown of a Nuclear Family (2010)

The definitive fascinating biography of Hugh Everett III (1930-1982) who developed the relative state (or many-worlds) interpretation of quantum mechanics. More info →
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Quantum Mechanics and Experience (1992)

Quantum Mechanics and Experience (1992)

By far the best introduction to the philosophy of quantum mechanics. More info →
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Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, & Reality (2010)

Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, & Reality (2010)

Twenty technical essays with commentaries and discussions by leading philosophers of physics on the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. Discusses the problems of a preferred basis and the concept of probability. More info →
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Sneaking a Look at God's Cards: Unraveling the Mysteries of Quantum Mechanics (2007)

Sneaking a Look at God's Cards: Unraveling the Mysteries of Quantum Mechanics (2007)

Written by the leading physicist Giancarlo Ghirardi who developed the GRW interpretation of quantum mechanics. More info →
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