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The Quantum Measurement Problem: State of Play

Wallace, David (2007) The Quantum Measurement Problem: State of Play. [Preprint]

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        Abstract

        This is a preliminary version of an article to appear in the forthcoming Ashgate Companion to the New Philosophy of Physics.In it, I aim to review, in a way accessible to foundationally interested physicists as well as physics-informed philosophers, just where we have got to in the quest for a solution to the measurement problem. I don't advocate any particular approach to the measurement problem (not here, at any rate!) but I do focus on the importance of decoherence theory to modern attempts to solve the measurement problem, and I am fairly sharply critical of some aspects of the "traditional" formulation of the problem.


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        Item Type: Preprint
        Keywords: Quantum Mechanics Measurement Problem
        Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
        Depositing User: David Wallace
        Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2007
        Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:15
        Item ID: 3420
        URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3420

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