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Why Delayed Choice Experiments do NOT imply Retrocausality

Ellerman, David (2011) Why Delayed Choice Experiments do NOT imply Retrocausality. [Preprint]

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Abstract

There is a common fallacy, here called the separation fallacy, that is involved in the interpretation of quantum experiments involving a certain type of separation such as the: double-slit experiments, which-way interferometer experiments, polarization analyzer experiments, Stern-Gerlach experiments, and quantum eraser experiments. It is the separation fallacy that leads not only to flawed textbook accounts of these experiments but to flawed inferences about retrocausality in the context of "delayed choice" versions of separation experiments.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Ellerman, Daviddavid@ellerman.org
Keywords: retrocausality, quantum mechanics, quantum eraser, delayed choice experiments
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: David Ellerman
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2014 15:57
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2014 15:57
Item ID: 10216
Official URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1112.4522
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 16 December 2011
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10216

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