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Non-Locality and Theories of Causation

Federico, Laudisa (2001) Non-Locality and Theories of Causation. [Preprint]

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    The paper investigates the question whether the nature of non-locality in quantum mechanics can be better understood by viewing it as grounded in some sort of causation. A general conclusion that may be drawn from the discussion above is that, as far as ordinary quantum mechanics is concerned, we are facing a dilemma: either the notion of causation is interpreted in such general terms so as to lose sight of the original underlying intuition - so that we seem to do nothing but giving a different name to the puzzle under scrutiny - or we are led to ascribe to the special-relativistic spacetime structure a purely phenomenological status in order to make room for a preferred spacetime foliation, with respect to which causal relations can be univocally defined.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Causal view of non-locality in quantum mechanics
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Federico Laudisa
    Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2001
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 471
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/471

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