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Why "noncommuting common causes" don't explain anything.

Lazarovici, Dustin (2013) Why "noncommuting common causes" don't explain anything. [Preprint]

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In my commentary, I will argue that the conclusions drawn in the paper Noncommutative causality in algebraic quantum field theory (and similar publications) by Gábor Hofer-Szaboó are incorrect. As proven by J.S. Bell, a local common causal explanation of correlations violating the Bell inequality is impossible.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Lazarovici, Dustindustin.lazarovici@math.lmu.de
Additional Information: To appear in Galavotti et.al. (eds.), New Directions in the Philosophy of Science (proceedings of the PSE workshops held in 2012)
Keywords: nonlocality, local causality, common cause explanation, noncommuting common causes, AQFT
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Mr. Dustin Lazarovici
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2013 14:40
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2013 14:40
Item ID: 10039
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2013
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10039

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