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Explicating quantum indeterminacy

Lewis, Peter J. (2021) Explicating quantum indeterminacy. [Preprint]

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The dispute about whether there is indeterminacy in the world is long and inconclusive. At first glance, it seems like quantum mechanics ought to provide a quick, empirical resolution to the debate: prima facie, a photon in a superposition of right-polarized and left-polarized states has an indeterminate polarization. But quantum mechanics has not provided any such resolution; the controversy drags on. In this paper, I suggest some reasons for this impasse, and lay out a path forward.

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Item Type: Preprint
Lewis, Peter J.
Keywords: Quantum mechanics; indeterminacy; Carnap
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Peter J. Lewis
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2024 05:31
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2024 05:31
Item ID: 23244
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 23 June 2021

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