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ROVELLI, Carlo (2017) "Space is blue and birds fly through it". [Preprint]

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Abstract

Quantum mechanics is not about 'quantum states': it is about values of physical variables. I give a short fresh presentation and update on the *relational* perspective on the theory, and a comment on its philosophical implications.


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ROVELLI, Carlorovelli@cpt.univ-mrs.fr0000-0003-1724-9737
Additional Information: Presented to meeting "Foundations of quantum mechanics and their impact on contemporary society", The Royal Society, London, 11-12 December 2017; submitted to Philosophical Transactions A.
Keywords: Relational Quantum Mechanics, Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics, Quantum State.
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Carlo ROVELLI
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2018 13:36
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2018 13:36
Item ID: 14339
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 7 December 2017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14339

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