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A stronger Bell argument for quantum non-locality

Näger, Paul M (2012) A stronger Bell argument for quantum non-locality. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    It is widely accepted that the violation of Bell inequalities excludes local theories of the quantum realm. In this paper I present a stronger Bell argument which even forbids certain non-local theories. The remaining non-local theories, which can violate Bell inequalities, are characterised by the fact that at least one of the outcomes in some sense probabilistically depends both on its distant as well as on its local parameter. While this is not to say that parameter dependence in the usual sense necessarily holds, it shows that the received analysis of quantum non-locality as “outcome dependence or parameter dependence” is deeply misleading about what the violation of Bell inequalities implies.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: philosophy of physics, quantum theory, Bell's theorem, EPR argument, non-locality, probabilistic analysis
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Mr. Paul M. Näger
    Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2012 14:45
    Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 10:15
    Item ID: 9068
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9068

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