Welcome to the Department of Philosophy
Title: Evening Star
Artist: Renee Jorgensen Bolinger
Welcome to the website of the philosophy department at California State University, San Bernardino. We are dedicated to teaching undergraduates rigorous philosophy in small-class settings. We are also dedicated to pursuing our own research programs. We have particular strengths in metaphysics, philosophical logic, and political philosophy.
Prospective students and those seeking more information about the department are encouraged to contact Matt Davidson, chair. We've prepared for prospective students a very short handout about the philosophy program.
Department of Philosophy
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Phone: (909) 537-5869
Fax: (909) 537-7197
The Quantum Measurement Problem and Wigner’s Solution
Jeffrey Barrett, University of California-Irvine
April 18, 2014
Abstract: The quantum measurement problem is perhaps the most difficult conceptual problem in the foundations of physics. Attempts to solve it have even led physicists and philosophers to speculate concerning the proper relationship between the mental states of observers and the physical states of the systems they observe. The physicist Eugene Wigner, for example, believed that a consistent formulation of quantum mechanics requires one to endorse a strong variety of mind-body dualism. We will consider Wigner's argument and what it tells us about the nature of the measurement problem more generally.