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On Superdeterministic Rejections of Settings Independence

Ciepielewski, Gerardo Sanjuan and Okon, Elias and Sudarsky, Daniel (2020) On Superdeterministic Rejections of Settings Independence. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Relying on some auxiliary assumptions, usually considered mild, Bell's theorem proves that no local theory can reproduce all the predictions of quantum mechanics. In this work, we introduce a fully local, superdeterministic model that, by explicitly violating settings independence--one of these auxiliary assumptions, requiring statistical independence between measurement settings and systems to be measured--is able to reproduce all the predictions of quantum mechanics. Moreover, we show that, contrary to widespread expectations, our model can break settings independence without an initial state that is too complex to handle, without visibly losing all explanatory power and without outright nullifying all of experimental science. Still, we argue that our model is unnecessarily complicated and does not offer true advantages over its non-local competitors. We conclude that, while our model does not appear to be a viable contender to their non-local counterparts, it provides the ideal framework to advance the debate over violations of statistical independence via the superdeterministic route.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Ciepielewski, Gerardo Sanjuancgsciepielewski@gmail.com
Okon, Eliaseokon@filosoficas.unam.mx
Sudarsky, Danielsudarsky@nucleares.unam.mx
Keywords: Superdeterminism; Locality; Non-locality; Bell's theorem; Bell's inequalities; Pilot-wave theory; Settings independence; Measurement Independence.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Dr. Elias Okon
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2020 15:12
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2020 15:12
Item ID: 17692
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 2 August 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17692

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