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The EPR-Bohm Paradox and Kent’s One-World Solution

Verrill, Robert (2023) The EPR-Bohm Paradox and Kent’s One-World Solution. [Preprint]

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In this dissertation, I will consider in detail the EPR-Bohm paradox and the mysterious correlations that it exhibits, and I will explain why the EPR-Bohm paradox can lead one to think that our best physics suggests a many-worlds picture of reality. I will thus consider the many-worlds interpretation in some detail and explain why it is so attractive. But ultimately, my goal is not to endorse the many-worlds interpretation of quantum physics, but rather it is to argue that the reasons for endorsing the many-worlds interpretation are not compelling. My argument relies on a recent interpretation of quantum physics by the physicist Adrian Kent. Kent’s interpretation shares several features with the many-worlds interpretation that make it seem attractive, yet in Kent’s interpretation, there is only one world.


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Verrill, Robertrobert.verrill@english.op.org0000-0003-2875-6670
Keywords: EPR, Kent, Measurement Problem, Lorentz-invariance, pilot-wave theory, Peaceful Coexistence, Shimony, Outcome Independence, Parameter Independence,
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Dr Robert Verrill
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2023 02:14
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2023 02:14
Item ID: 22718
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 28 October 2023
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22718

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