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An Everett Perspective on Bohr and EPR

Bacciagaluppi, Guido (2016) An Everett Perspective on Bohr and EPR. [Preprint]

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Abstract

After summarising a previously given analysis of Bohr's reply to Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen (EPR), this chapter endorses the claim made by Everett himself that Everettian quantum mechanics `in a certain sense bridges the positions of Einstein and Bohr'. On the one hand, it shows how Everett's theory provides a reconstruction of Bohr's viewpoint of complementarity as applied to
the EPR case and a justi�cation of his criticism of EPR's `criterion of reality'. On the other hand, it includes a notion of physical reality that is independent of any observational context, and suggests a remaining shortcoming of Bohr's reply.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Bacciagaluppi, Guidog.bacciagaluppi@uu.nl
Additional Information: Forthcoming in 'Niels Bohr in the Twenty-First Century', ed. J. Faye and H. Folse, Bloomsbury (expected January 2017).
Keywords: Bohr and EPR, Everett, complementarity
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Guido Bacciagaluppi
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2016 15:03
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 15:03
Item ID: 12693
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 29 February 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12693

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