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Is the Statistical Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics ψ-Ontic or ψ-Epistemic?

Hubert, Mario (2022) Is the Statistical Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics ψ-Ontic or ψ-Epistemic? [Preprint]

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Abstract

The ontological models framework distinguishes ψ-ontic from ψ-epistemic wave- functions. It is, in general, quite straightforward to categorize the wave-function of a certain quantum theory. Nevertheless, there has been a debate about the ontological status of the wave-function in the statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics: is it ψ-epistemic and incomplete or ψ-ontic and complete? I will argue that the wave- function in this interpretation is best regarded as ψ-ontic and incomplete.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Hubert, Mariomario.hubert@aucegypt.edu0000-0002-1170-6020
Keywords: ontological models framework, quantum mechanics, psi-ontic, psi-epistemic, superdeterminism, preparation independence
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr. Mario Hubert
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2022 15:43
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2022 15:43
Item ID: 21411
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21411

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