Arthur Fine
Ongoing Research




Einstein
. I continue to study philosophical concerns that animated Einstein, particularly concerns that were influenced by his contributions to and reservations over the quantum theory. That includes considering whether, and in what sense, there is a lasting contribution to philosophy of science that is identifiably Einstein’s.


Interpreting the Quantum. Studies on current options for interpreting the quantum theory, including:
a fresh look at the classical no-go theorems, at quantum entanglement (including what "requires" explanation in science), and at the composition of quantum systems in recent realist treatments of the quantum state. These studies treat conditions used in modeling quantum phenomena from the point of view of their costs and benefits.

Science and Philosophical Isms continues the work of NOA as
an historically grounded and pragmatic attitude to science that highlights the shortcomings of global philosophical positions, like realism. The work includes studies on Poincaré and contemporary versions of structural realism, on relativism and foundationalism, and on the robust instrumentalism of John Dewey.