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Taking Mermin's Relational Interpretation of QM Beyond Cabello's and Seevinck's No-Go Theorems

de Ronde, Christian and Fernández Mouján, Raimundo and Cesar, Massri (2018) Taking Mermin's Relational Interpretation of QM Beyond Cabello's and Seevinck's No-Go Theorems. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In this paper we address a deeply interesting debate that took place at the end of the last millennia between David Mermin, Adan Cabello and Michiel Seevinck, regarding the meaning of relationalism within quantum theory. In a series of papers, Mermin proposed an interpretation in which quantum correlations were considered as elements of physical reality. Unfortunately, the very young relational proposal by Mermin was too soon tackled by specially suited no-go theorems designed by Cabello and Seevinck. In this work we attempt to reconsider Mermin's program from the viewpoint of the Logos Categorical Approach to QM. Following Mermin's original proposal, we will provide a redefinition of quantum relation which not only can be understood as a preexistent element of physical reality but is also capable to escape Cabello’s and Seevinck's no-go-theorems. In order to show explicitly that our notion of ontological quantum relation is safe from no-go theorems we will derive a non-contextuality theorem. We end the paper with a discussion regarding the physical meaning of quantum relationalism.


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de Ronde, Christiancderonde@gmail.com
Fernández Mouján, Raimundoraifer86@gmail.com
Cesar, Massricesar.massri@gmail.com
Keywords: Mermin's interpretation, quantum mechanics, relationalism, contextuality.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Christian de Ronde
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 14:34
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 14:34
Item ID: 15184
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 23 October 2018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15184

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