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On the Importance of Interpretation in Quantum Physics. A Reply to Elise Crull.

Vassallo, Antonio and Esfeld, Michael (2015) On the Importance of Interpretation in Quantum Physics. A Reply to Elise Crull. [Preprint]

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Crull (2014) claims that by invoking decoherence it is possible (i) to obviate many ``fine grained'' issues often conflated under the common designation of measurement problem, and (ii) to make substantial progresses in the fields of quantum gravity and quantum cosmology, without any early incorporation of a particular interpretation in the quantum formalism. We point out that Crull is mistaken about decoherence and tacitly assumes some kind of interpretation of the quantum formalism.


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Vassallo, Antonioantonio.vassallo@unil.ch
Esfeld, MichaelMichael-Andreas.Esfeld@unil.ch
Additional Information: Accepted for publication in Foundations of Physics.
Keywords: Quantum mechanics; decoherence; interpretation.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Antonio Vassallo
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2015 15:21
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2015 15:21
Item ID: 11418
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10701-015-9902-9
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 10 April 2015
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11418

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