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What does the world look like according to superdeterminism?

Le Bihan, Baptiste (2020) What does the world look like according to superdeterminism? [Preprint]

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The violation of Bell inequalities seems to establish an important fact about the world: that it is non-local. However, this result relies on the assumption of the statistical independence of the measurement settings with respect to potential past events that might have determined them. Superdeterminism refers to the view that a local, and determinist, account of Bell inequalities violations is possible, by rejecting this assumption of statistical independence. We examine and clarify various problems with superdeterminism, looking in particular at its consequences on the nature of scientific laws and scientific reasoning. We argue that the view requires a neo-Humean account of at least some laws, and creates a significant problem for the use of statistical independence in other parts of physics and science more generally.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Le Bihan, Baptistebaptiste.lebihan@unige.ch0000-0002-1245-1373
Keywords: quantum mechanics; non-locality; Bell theorem; superdeterminism
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr. Baptiste Le Bihan
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2020 13:37
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2020 13:37
Item ID: 18176
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18176

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