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A No-Go Theorem for psi-Ontic Models

Carcassi, Gabriele and Aidala, Christine A and Oldofredi, Andrea (2022) A No-Go Theorem for psi-Ontic Models. [Preprint]

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In this note we give a simple no-go theorem that explains why psi-ontic models cannot be expected to reproduce quantum mechanics. We will see that, using information theoretic considerations, the lack of overlap of epistemic states requires all states to be orthogonal, which openly contradicts quantum theory. This argument is a simplifi�ed version of the one we presented in a previous paper.


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Carcassi, Gabrielecarcassi@umich.edu0000-0002-1071-6251
Aidala, Christine Acaidala@umich.edu0000-0001-9540-4988
Oldofredi, AndreaAndrea.Oldofredi@unil.ch
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr. Andrea Oldofredi
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2022 03:07
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2022 03:07
Item ID: 20736
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: June 2022
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20736

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