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Is there density matrix realism?

Gao, Shan (2019) Is there density matrix realism? [Preprint]

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In a recent paper ["Quantum Mechanics in a Time-Asymmetric Universe: On the Nature of the Initial Quantum State", The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 2018], Chen uses density matrix realism to solve the puzzles of the arrow of time and the meaning of the quantum state. In this paper, I argue that density matrix realism is problematic, and in particular, it is inconsistent with the latest results about the reality of the wave function.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Gao, Shansgao7319@uni.sydney.edu.au
Keywords: density matrix realism; reality of the wave function; Bohmian mechanics
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Prof. Shan Gao
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2019 15:00
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 15:00
Item ID: 15824
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 15 March 2019
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15824

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