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The Information-Theoretic View of Quantum Mechanics and the Measurement Problem(s)

Laudisa, Federico (2022) The Information-Theoretic View of Quantum Mechanics and the Measurement Problem(s). [Preprint]

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Abstract

Until recently Jeffrey Bub and Itamar Pitowsky, in the framework of an information-theoretic view of quantum mechanics, claimed first that to the measurement problem in its ordinary formulation there correspond in effect two measurement problems (simply called the big and the small measurement problems), with a different degree of relevance and, second, that the analysis of a quantum measurement is a problem only if other assumptions – taken by Pitowsky and Bub to be unnecessary ‘dogmas’ – are assumed. Here I critically discuss this unconventional stance on the measurement problem and argue that the Bub-Pitowsky arguments are inconclusive, mainly because they rely on an unwarranted extension to the quantum realm of a distinction concerning the foundations of special relativity which is in itself rather controversial.


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Laudisa, Federicofederico.laudisa@unitn.it
Keywords: Measurement problem, Information, Quantum Mechanics, Kinematics/Dynamics
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Prof. Federico Laudisa
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2022 00:59
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2022 00:59
Item ID: 20191
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20191

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