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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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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
Näger, Paul
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 18:45
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 14:15
Item ID: 9068

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