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Can Quantum Mechanics be shown to be Incomplete in Principle?

Held, Carsten (2006) Can Quantum Mechanics be shown to be Incomplete in Principle? In: [2007] 15th UK and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics (Leeds, 29-31 March 2007).

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    Abstract

    The paper presents an argument for the incompleteness in principle of quantum mechanics. I introduce four principles (P0–P3) concerning the interpretation of probability, in general and in quantum mechanics, and argue that the defender of completeness must reject either P0 or all of P1–P3, which options both seem unacceptable. The problem is shown to be more fundamental than the measurement problem and to have implications for our understanding of quantum-mechanical contextuality.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: Quantum Mechanics, Incompleteness, Contextuality, Time, Time Index, probability measure, one-place probablity measure, two-place probability measure
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Conferences and Volumes: [2007] 15th UK and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics (Leeds, 29-31 March 2007)
    Depositing User: Carsten Held
    Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:14
    Item ID: 3155
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3155

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