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No-Go Theorems and the Foundations of Quantum Physics

Oldofredi, Andrea (2018) No-Go Theorems and the Foundations of Quantum Physics. [Preprint]

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In the history of quantum physics several no-go theorems have been proved, and many of them have played a central role in the development of the theory, such as Bell’s or the Kochen–Specker theorem. A recent paper by F. Laudisa has raised reasonable doubts concerning the strategy followed in proving some of these results, since they rely on the standard framework of quantum mechanics, a theory that presents several ontological problems. The aim of this paper is twofold: on the one hand, I intend to reinforce Laudisa’s methodological point by critically discussing Malament’s theorem in the context of the philosophical foundation of quantum field theory; secondly, I rehabilitate Gisin’s theorem showing that Laudisa’s concerns do not apply to it.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Oldofredi, AndreaAndrea.Oldofredi@unil.ch
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr. Andrea Oldofredi
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2018 02:49
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2018 02:49
Item ID: 14503
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10838-0...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10838-018-9404-5
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14503

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