Patrick Suppes, Lucie Stern Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus  

Foundations of Physics


With J. Acacio de Barros. (2000) Inequalities for dealing with detector inefficiencies in Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger-type experiments. Physical Review Letters, 84, 793-797.

(1998) Pragmatism in Physics. In P. Weingartner, G. Schurz & G. Dorn (Eds.), The Role of Pragmatics in Contemporary Philosophy. Vienna: Holder-Pichler-Tempsky, 236-253.

With J. Acacio de Barros and Gary Oas. (1998) A Collection of Probabilistic Hidden-Variable Theorems and Counterexamples. In R. Pratesi and L. Ronchi (Eds.), Conference Proceedings Vol. 60, Waves, Information and Foundations of Physics. Bologna: Societą Italiana Di Fisica, 267-291.

With A.S. Sant'Anna and A. de Barros. (1996) A particle theory of the Casimir effect. Foundations of Physics Letters, 9, 213-223.

With J.A. de Barros. (1996) Photons, billiards and chaos. In P. Weingartner and G. Schurz (Eds.), Law and Prediction in the Light of Chaos Research, Lecture Notes in Physics. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 189 – 201.

With J.A. de Barros and A.S. Sant'Anna. (1996) Violation of Bell's inequalities with a local theory of photons. Foundations of Physics Letters, 9, 551-560.

With J. Acacio de Barros. (1995) A Descoberta dos Raios X. Leitura 1, 3-5.

With A. de Barros. (1994) A random walk approach to interference. International Journal of Theoretical Physics, 33, 179-189.

With A. de Barros. (1994) Diffraction with well-defined photon trajectories: A foundational analysis. Foundations of Physics Letters, 7, 501-514.

(1994) In Appreciation of the Work of Alexandre Froda. Libertas Mathematica, Volume XIV, 1-2.

(1993) The transcendental character of determinism. In P.A. French, T.E. Uehling and H.K. Wettstein (Eds.), Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Vol. XVIII. Notre Dame, IN, University of Notre Dame Press, 242-257.

With M. Zanotti. (1991) Existence of hidden variables having only upper probabilities. Foundations of Physics, 21, 1479-1499.

With M. Zanotti. (1991) New Bell-type inequalities for N > 4 necessary for existence of a hidden variable. Foundations of Physics Letters, 4, 101-107.

(1991) Indeterminism or instability, Does it matter? In G.G. Brittan, Jr. (Ed.), Causality, Method, and Modality. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 5-22.

(1990) Probabilistic causality in quantum mechanics. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 25, 293-302.

(1988) Probabilistic causality in space and time. In B. Skyrms and W. L.Harper (Eds.), Causation, Chance, and Credence, Dordrecht, Holland: Kluwer, 135-151.

With M. Zanotti. (1984) Causality and symmetry. In S. Diner, D. Fargue, C. Lochak, & W. Sellers (Eds.), The Wave-particle Dualism. Dordrecht: Reidel, 331-340

(1981) Causal analysis of hidden variables. In P. Asquith & R. Giere (Eds.), PSA 1980, Vol. 2. East Lansing, MI: Philosophy of Science Association, 563-571.

(1981) Some remarks on hidden variables and the EPR paradox. Erkenntnis, 16, 311-314.

(1981) Probability in relativistic particle theory. Erkenntnis, 16, 299-305.

(1980) Limitations of the axiomatic method in ancient Greek mathematical sciences. In J. Hintikka, D. Gruender, & E. Agazzi (Eds.), Pisa Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1, Dordrecht: Reidel, 197-213.

With M. Zanotti. (1980) A new proof of the impossibility of hidden variables using the principles of exchangeability and identity of conditional distribution. In P. Suppes (Ed.), Studies in the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. East Lansing, MI: Philosophy of Science Association., 173-191.

With M. Zanotti. (1976) On the determinism of hidden variable theories with strict correlation and conditional statistical independence of observables. In P. Suppes (Ed.), Logic and Probability in Quantum Mechanics. Dordrecht: Reidel, 445-455.

With M. Zanotti. (1974) Stochastic incompleteness of quantum mechanics. Synthese, 29, 311-330. Reprinted in P. Suppes (Ed.), Logic and Probability in Quantum Mechanics. Dordrecht: Reidel, 303-322.

(1974) Aristotle's concept of matter and its relation to modern concepts of matter. Synthese, 28, 27-50.

(1974) Popper's analysis of probability in quantum mechanics. In P. A. Schilpp (Ed.), The Philosophy of Karl Popper, Vol. 2. La Salle, IL: Open Court, 760-774.

(1972) Some open problems in the philosophy of space and time. Synthese, 24, 298-316. Reprinted in P. Suppes (Ed.), Space, Time and Geometry. Dordrecht: Reidel, 1973, 383-401.

(1967) Some extensions of Randall's interpretation of Kant's philosophy of science. In J. P. Anton (Ed.), Naturalism and Historical Understanding: Essays on the philosophy of John Herman Randall, Jr., New York: State University of New York Press, 108-120.

(1966) The probabilistic argument for a non-classical logic of quantum mechanics. Philosophy of Science, 33, 14-21. French translation: L'argument probabiliste pour une logique non classique de la mécanique quantique, Synthese, 1966, 16, 74-85. Reprinted in J. L. Destouches (Ed.), E. W. Beth Memorial Colloquium: Logic and Foundations of Science, Paris, Institut Henri Poincaré, May 19-21, 1964. Reprinted also in C. A. Hooker (Ed.), The Logico-algebraic Approach to Quantum Mechanics. Dordrecht: Reidel, 1975, 341-350.

(1963) The role of probability in quantum mechanics. In B. Baumrin (Ed.), Philosophy of Science: The Delaware seminar. New York: Wiley, 319-337.

(1961) Probability concepts in quantum mechanics. Philosophy of Science, 28, 378-389.

(1959) Axioms for relativistic kinematics with or without parity. In L. Henkin, P. Suppes, & A. Tarski (Eds.), The Axiomatic Method with Special Reference to Geometry and Physics. Proceedings of an international symposium held at the University of California, Berkeley, December 16, 1957 - January 4, 1958. Amsterdam: North-Holland, 291-307.

With J. C. C. McKinsey. (1955) On the notion of invariance in classical mechanics. British Journal for Philosophy of Science, 5, 290-302.

(1954) Descartes and the problem of action at a distance. Journal of the History of Ideas, 15, 146-152. Reprinted in Georges J. D. Moyal (Ed.) Rene Descartes: Critical Assessments. London: Routledge, 1992, 81-88.

With H. Rubin. (1954) Transformations of systems of relativistic particle mechanics. Pacific Journal of Mathematics, 4, 563-601.

With J. C. C. McKinsey. (1953) Philosophy and the axiomatic foundations of physics. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Congress of Philosophy, 6, 49-54.

With J. C. C. McKinsey. (1953) Transformations of systems of classical particle mechanics. Journal of Rational Mechanics and Analysis, 2, 273-289.

With J. C. C. McKinsey & A. C. Sugar. (1953) Axiomatic foundations of classical particle mechanics. Journal of Rational Mechanics and Analysis, 2, 253-272. Spanish translation by A. G. de la Sienra: Fundamentos axiomáticos para la mecánica de partículas clásica. México: Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, 1978.