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Comment on "Distinct Quantum States Can Be Compatible with a Single State of Reality"

Gao, Shan (2012) Comment on "Distinct Quantum States Can Be Compatible with a Single State of Reality". [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Lewis et al. recently demonstrated that additional assumptions such as preparation independence are always necessary to rule out a psi-epistemic model, in which the quantum state is not uniquely determined by the underlying physical state. Here we point out that these authors ignored the important work of Aharonov, Anandan and Vaidman on protective measurements, and their conclusion, which is based only on an analysis of conventional projective measurements, is not true.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: psi-epistemic model; quantum state; wave function; protective measurement
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    Depositing User: Mr. Shan Gao
    Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2012 17:44
    Last Modified: 24 Nov 2012 17:44
    Item ID: 9457
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9457

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