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Incompleteness, Nonlocality, and Realism: A Prolegomenon to the Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics (1989)

Incompleteness, Nonlocality, and Realism: A Prolegomenon to the Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics (1989)

Contains an introduction to the mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics and the famous measurement problem. Includes a discussion on the incompleteness of quantum mechanics, quantum nonlocality, and realism. More info →
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Quantum Mechanics: An Empiricist View (1991)

Quantum Mechanics: An Empiricist View (1991)

Contains an introduction to the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics, along with a development of a modal interpretation of quantum theory and an introduction to the empiricist point of view in philosophy of science. More info →
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The Structure and Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics (1992)

The Structure and Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics (1992)

Very good introduction to the mathematical and philosophical foundations of quantum theory for scientists and nonscientists alike. Regrettably, Hughes did not use Dirac's braket notation. Discussion of the various interpretations of quantum mechanics. More info →
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Interpreting the Quantum World (1997)

Interpreting the Quantum World (1997)

Advanced and technical book on the interpretation of quantum mechanics and the measurement problem. Contains extensive discussion of the "no collapse" interpretations, hidden-variable theories, modal interpretations, and the contemporary decoherence theories of measurement. More info →
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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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