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Separate common causes and EPR correlations---a no-go result

Placek, Tomasz and Wroński, Leszek (2011) Separate common causes and EPR correlations---a no-go result. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    One diagnosis of Bell's theorem is that its premise of Outcome Independence is unreasonably strong, as it postulates one common screener system that purports to explain all the correlations involved. This poses a challenge of constructing a model for quantum correlations that is local, non-conspiratorial, and has many separate screener systems rather than one common screener system. In particular, the assumptions of such models should not entail Bell's inequalities. We prove that the models described do not exist, and hence, the diagnosis above is incorrect.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: quantum nonlocality, Bell's theorem, common cause
    Subjects: General Issues > Causation
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Tomasz Placek
    Date Deposited: 23 May 2011 05:14
    Last Modified: 23 May 2011 05:14
    Item ID: 8617
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8617

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