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Putting Some Flesh on the Participant in Participatory Realism

French, Steven (2021) Putting Some Flesh on the Participant in Participatory Realism. [Preprint]

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The history of QBism is interestingly complex (see Stacey 2019) leading to misunderstandings and misapprehensions as to its core features (Earman 2019; Fuchs and Stacey 2020). Fuchs has usefully situated those features within the framework constituted by forms of ‘participatory realism’ (Fuchs 2016). Within that context I shall consider the claim that measurement devices should be considered to be extensions of agents. Examining that claim, Peinaar (2020) has articulated the conditions that measurement devices must meet to be so considered. However, there has yet been little similar consideration of the conditions that agents must meet in this regard. Here I shall examine claims that adopting a phenomenological stance may fill the gap in the QBists’ picture and I shall conclude by exploring certain concerns that arise as a result.


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French, StevenS.R.D.French@leeds.ac.uk
Additional Information: forthcoming in Phenomenology and QBism: New Approaches to Quantum Mechanics, eds. P. Berghofer and H. Wiltsche
Keywords: Quantum mechanics; QBism; phenomenology
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Professor Steven French
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2021 13:59
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2021 13:59
Item ID: 19354
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 21 July 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19354

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