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Reconstruction of quantum theory

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

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    Abstract

    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
    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 11:14
    Item ID: 2703
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2703

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