PHIL209I     Philosophical Issues: Spooky Action at a Distance: Where Physics meets Metaphysics
Semester:Fall 2012
Instructor: Allen Stairs
Room:KEY 0103
Meeting Times:3:30pm - 4:45pm

Quantum theory is at the heart of modern physics, but physicists and philosophers are still grappling with how best to understand it. Spooky Action at a Distance will introduce students to one crucial part of the puzzle: Does quantum mechanics allow for what Einstein called "spooky action at a distance?" The course will be accessible to students with no technical background and will draw on the history of physics and philosophy as well as contemporary essays to give students a window on a profound and hotly debated question.