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Less Decoherence and More Coherence in Quantum Gravity, Inflationary Cosmology and Elsewhere

Okon, Elias and Sudarsky, Daniel (2015) Less Decoherence and More Coherence in Quantum Gravity, Inflationary Cosmology and Elsewhere. [Preprint]

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In Crull (2015) it is argued that, in order to confront outstanding problems in cosmology and quantum gravity, interpretational aspects of quantum theory can by bypassed because decoherence is able to resolve them. As a result, Crull (2015) concludes that our focus on conceptual and interpretational issues, while dealing with such matters in Okon and Sudarsky (2014), is avoidable and even pernicious. Here we will defend our position by showing in detail why decoherence does not help in the resolution of foundational questions in quantum mechanics, such as the measurement problem or the emergence of classicality.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Okon, Eliaseokon@filosoficas.unam.mx
Sudarsky, Danielsudarsky@nucleares.unam.mx
Keywords: Decoherence; Quantum Gravity; Inflation: Cosmology; Objective collapse; Black holes; Information loss.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Dr. Elias Okon
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 13:11
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2015 13:11
Item ID: 11816
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 16 December 2015
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11816

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