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Retrocausality at no extra cost

Evans, Peter William (2010) Retrocausality at no extra cost. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    One obstacle faced by proposals of retrocausal influences in quantum mechanics is the perceived high conceptual cost of making such a proposal. I assemble here a metaphysical picture consistent with the possibility of retrocausality and not precluded by the known physical structure of our reality. I conclude that given the right mix of some reasonable metaphysical and epistemological ingredients there is no conceptual cost to such a picture.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Retrocausality, temporal symmetry, quantum mechanics
    Subjects: General Issues > Causation
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Dr. Peter W. Evans
    Date Deposited: 19 May 2010
    Last Modified: 03 Dec 2014 09:29
    Item ID: 5361
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5361

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