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Nonlocality and the Epistemic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

Ben-Menahem, Yemima (2015) Nonlocality and the Epistemic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. UNSPECIFIED.

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According to the current epistemic interpretation of quantum probabilities, the quantum correlations manifesting nonlocality can be derived from purely probabilistic and information-theoretic constraints. As such, they do not constitute a spacetime phenomenon and cannot lead to conflict between QM and any spatial-temporal constraints. This paper compares recent epistemic interpretations with earlier probabilistic interpretations, noting their merits as well as the difficulties they encounter. In particular, the implications of the recent PBR theorem are examined. While generally seen as undermining the epistemic interpretation, I argue that the PBR theorem actually suggests an epistemic position more radical than previously ones. This review of probabilistic interpretations enables reassessment of the epistemic theorist's attempt to disentangle nonlocality from spacetime considerations


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Ben-Menahem, Yemimamsbenhy@mscc.huji.ac.il
Keywords: nonlocality, no signaling, ensemble interpretation, PBR theorem,epistemic interpretation, realism, Schrodinger, Einsrein,
Depositing User: Professor Yemima Ben-Menahem
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 15:24
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2015 15:24
Item ID: 11568
Date: 15 July 2015
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11568

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