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Stern-Gerlach: conceptually clean or acceptably vague?

Shaw, Robert (2019) Stern-Gerlach: conceptually clean or acceptably vague? [Preprint]

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This paper develops a number of quantum mechanical characterisations of Stern-Gerlach. It discusses areas of vagueness in their formulation. Philosophers criticise quantum mechanics for unacceptable vagueness in connection with the measurement problem. The quantum formulation problems identified by this paper go beyond the locus of philosophical criticism. It concludes with an open question, are some areas of vagueness in quantum mechanics more acceptable philosophically than others and, if so, why?


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Item Type: Preprint
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Shaw, Robertshaw2812@gmail.com0000-0003-0344-7476
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr Robert Shaw
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2019 12:25
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 15:12
Item ID: 16394
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 22 August 2019
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16394

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