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Relativistic Constraints on Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

Myrvold, Wayne C. (2020) Relativistic Constraints on Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics. [Preprint]

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This chapter, from the Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Physics (Eleanor Knox and Alastair Wilson, eds., 2021), is an overview of the constraints that relativity places on interpretations of quantum theory. It focuses on four main avenues of approach: (i) additional beables theories, which include “hidden-variables” theories and modal interpretations, (ii) dynamical collapse theories, (iii) Everettian, or “many-worlds” interpretations, and (iv) non-realist interpretations, which deny that quantum states represent anything in physical reality independent of considerations of agents and their beliefs.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Myrvold, Wayne C.wmyrvold@uwo.ca0000-0002-7033-2647
Additional Information: To appear in Knox and Wilson, eds., The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Physics (Routledge, 2021).
Keywords: Quantum theory; quantum field theory; relativity; hidden-variables theories; modal interpretations; Everettian interpretations; QBism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Wayne Myrvold
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2021 02:08
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2021 02:08
Item ID: 19280
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: October 2020
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19280

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