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Bell's Theorem, Quantum Probabilities, and Superdeterminism

Chen, Eddy Keming (2020) Bell's Theorem, Quantum Probabilities, and Superdeterminism. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In this short survey article, I discuss Bell’s theorem and some strategies that attempt to avoid the conclusion of non-locality. I focus on two that intersect with the philosophy of probability: (1) quantum probabilities and (2) superdeterminism. The issues they raised not only apply to a wide class of no-go theorems about quantum mechanics but are also of general philosophical interest.


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Chen, Eddy Kemingeddykemingchen@ucsd.edu0000-0001-5144-0952
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Eleanor Knox and Alastair Wilson (eds.), The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Physics. (This new version of the paper contains a new section that discusses the recent model of superdeterminism by G. S. Ciepielewski, E. Okon, and D. Sudarsky (2020).)
Keywords: Bell’s theorem, non-locality, quantum probabilities, Kolmogorov axioms, super-determinism, complexity, initial conditions of the universe, prior probability
Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Keming Chen
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2020 19:53
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2020 19:53
Item ID: 18307
Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 1 July 2020
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18307

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