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How Bohm’s Theory Solves the Measurement Problem

Lewis, Peter J. (2007) How Bohm’s Theory Solves the Measurement Problem. [Preprint]

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    I examine recent arguments based on functionalism that claim to show that Bohm’s theory fails solve the measurement problem, or if it does so, it is only because it reduces to a form of the many-worlds theory. While these arguments reveal some interesting features of Bohm’s theory, I contend that they do not undermine the distinctive Bohmian solution to the measurement problem.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Bohm, Everett, hidden variables, many worlds, functionalism
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Peter J. Lewis
    Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:14
    Item ID: 3145
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3145

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