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Reconstruction of quantum theory

Grinbaum, Alexei (2006) Reconstruction of quantum theory. [Preprint]


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What belongs to quantum theory is no more than what is needed for its derivation. Keeping to this maxim, we record a paradigmatic shift in the foundations of quantum mechanics, where the focus has recently from interpreting to reconstructing quantum theory. Several historic and contemporary reconstructions are analyzed, including works of Hardy, Rovelli, and Clifton, Bub and Halvorson. We conclude by discussing the importance of a novel concept of intentionally incomplete reconstruction.

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Item Type: Preprint
Grinbaum, Alexei
Keywords: quantum theory, interpretation, reconstruction
Subjects: General Issues > Structure of Theories
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Alexei Grinbaum
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:14
Item ID: 2703

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