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Quantum Bayesianism Assessed

Earman, John (2017) Quantum Bayesianism Assessed. [Preprint]

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The idea that the quantum probabilities are best construed as the personal/subjective degrees of belief of Bayesian agents is an old one. In recent years the idea has been vigorously pursued by a group of physicists who fly the banner of quantum Bayesianism (QBism). The present paper aims to identify the prospects and problems of implementing QBism, and it critically assesses the claim that QBism provides a resolution (or dissolution) of some of the long standing foundations issues in quantum mechanics, including the measurement problem and puzzles of non-locality.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Earman, Johnjearman@pitt.edu
Keywords: probability, foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum Bayesianism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: John Earman
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 13:27
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 13:27
Item ID: 12992
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 19 April 2017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12992

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