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Cramer's Transactional Interpretation and Causal Loop Problems

Kastner, Ruth (2004) Cramer's Transactional Interpretation and Causal Loop Problems. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Tim Maudlin's argument for the inconsistency of Cramer's Transactional Interpretation (TI) of quantum theory has been considered in some detail by Joseph Berkovitz, who has provided a possible solution to this challenge at the cost of a significant empirical lacuna on the part of TI. The present paper proposes an alternative solution in which Maudlin's charge of inconsistency is evaded but at no cost of empirical content on the part of TI. However, Maudlin's argument is taken as ruling out Cramer's heuristic ``pseudotime'' explanation of the realization of one transaction out of many.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Additional Information: to appear in Synthese. This paper is based on research supported by National Science Foundation Grant No. 0323201
    Keywords: transactional interpretation, time symmetry, causality, quantum theory
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Ruth E. Kastner
    Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2004
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:12
    Item ID: 1833
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1833

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