Egg, Matthias (2012) Delayed-Choice Experiments and the Metaphysics of Entanglement. In:  Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers.
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Delayed-choice experiments in quantum mechanics are often taken to undermine a realistic interpretation of the quantum state. More specifically, Healey has recently argued that the phenomenon of delayed-choice entanglement swapping is incompatible with the view that entanglement is a physical relation between quantum systems. This paper argues against these claims. It first reviews two paradigmatic delayed-choice experiments and analyzes their metaphysical implications. It then applies the results of this analysis to the case of entanglement swapping, showing that such experiments pose no threat to realism about entanglement.
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|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Keywords:||Delayed-choice experiments; double-slit experiment; entanglement swapping; quantum eraser; realism|
|Subjects:||General Issues > Experimentation|
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
|Conferences and Volumes:|| Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers|
|Depositing User:||Matthias Egg|
|Date Deposited:||09 Nov 2012 09:08|
|Last Modified:||09 Nov 2012 09:08|
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