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Can pragmatist quantum realism explain protective measurements?

Gao, Shan (2023) Can pragmatist quantum realism explain protective measurements? Foundations of Physics, 53 (11). ISSN 0015-9018

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Abstract

According to Healey's pragmatist quantum realism, the only physical properties of quantum systems are those to which the Born rule assigns probabilities. In this paper, I argue that this approach to quantum theory fails to explain the results of protective measurements.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Gao, Shansgao7319@uni.sydney.edu.au
Keywords: Pragmatist quantum realism; Born rule; Wave function; Protective measurement; Discontinuous motion of particles
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Prof. Shan Gao
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2023 15:02
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2023 15:02
Item ID: 21843
Journal or Publication Title: Foundations of Physics
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10701-0...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10701-022-00654-x
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 7 March 2023
Volume: 53
Number: 11
ISSN: 0015-9018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21843

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