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Quantum Probability: a reliable tool for an agent or a reliable source of reality?

de Ronde, Christian and Freytes, Hector and Sergioli, Giuseppe (2019) Quantum Probability: a reliable tool for an agent or a reliable source of reality? Synthese. ISSN 1573-0964

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Abstract

In this paper we attempt to analyze the concept of quantum probability within quantum computation and quantum computational logic. While the subjectivist interpretation of quantum probability explains it as a reliable predictive tool for an agent in order to compute measurement outcomes, the objectivist interpretation understands quantum probability as providing reliable information of a real state of affairs. After discussing these different viewpoints we propose a particular objectivist interpretation grounded on the idea that the Born rule provides information about an intensive realm of reality. We then turn our attention to the way in which the subjectivist interpretation of probability is presently applied within both quantum computation and quantum computational logic. Taking as a standpoint our proposed intensive account of quantum probability we discuss the possibilities and advantages it might open for the modeling and development of both quantum computation and quantum computational logic.


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de Ronde, Christiancderonde@gmail.com
Freytes, Hectorhfreytes@gmail.com
Sergioli, Giuseppegiuseppe.sergioli@gmail.com
Keywords: quantum probability, reliability, quantum computation, quantum computational logic.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Christian de Ronde
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2019 15:32
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2019 15:32
Item ID: 15808
Journal or Publication Title: Synthese
Publisher: Springer (Springer Science+Business Media B.V.)
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 9 March 2019
ISSN: 1573-0964
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15808

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