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How to Reconcile Modal Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics with Relativity

Berkovitz, Joseph and Hemmo, Meir (2003) How to Reconcile Modal Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics with Relativity. In: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Contributed Papers. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Recent no go theorems by Dickson and Clifton (1998), Arntzenius (1998) and Myrvold (2002) demonstrate that current modal interpretations are incompatible with relativity. In this paper we propose strategies for how to circumvent these theorems. We further show how these strategies can be developped into new modal interpretations in which the properties of systems are in general either holistic or relational. We explicitly write down an outline of dynamics for these properties which does not pick out a preferred foliation of spacetime.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Additional Information: Forthcoming in Philosophy of Science, PSA2004 volume.
    Keywords: Quantum mechanics, modal interpretations, relational properties, relativity, Lorentz invariance.
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Conferences and Volumes: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Meir Hemmo
    Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2004
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:12
    Item ID: 1995
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1995

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