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Open Problems in Relational Quantum Mechanics

Laudisa, Federico (2017) Open Problems in Relational Quantum Mechanics. [Preprint]

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The Rovelli relational interpretation of quantum mechanics (RQM) is based on the assumption according to which the notion of observer-independent state of a physical system is to be rejected. In RQM the primary target of the theory is the analysis of the whole network of relations that may establish among quantum subsystems, and the shift to a relational perspective is supposed to address in a satisfactory way the general problem of the interpretation of quantum mechanics. Here I argue – mainly through an analysis of the so-called third person problem – that it is far from clear what a relativization of states to observers exactly achieves and in what sense such an approach really advances our understanding of the peculiar features of quantum phenomena: therefore, in this respect, RQM still faces open problems.


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Laudisa, Federicofederico.laudisa@unimib.it0000-0003-2919-8084
Keywords: Relational quantum mechanics; Measurement problem; Interpretations of quantum mechanics; EPR argument; Quantum non-locality
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Prof. Federico Laudisa
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2017 15:44
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 15:44
Item ID: 14043
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: October 2017
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14043

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