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Is Howard's separability principle a sufficient condition for outcome independence?

Boës , Paul (2013) Is Howard's separability principle a sufficient condition for outcome independence? In: UNSPECIFIED.

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In order to motivate his claim that the violation of the Bell inequalities forces us into a certain kind of holism, Howard (1985,1989,1992) develops a formal equivalence proof supposed to ground the stochastic “outcome independence” condition, the assumption of which is necessary for the derivation of the inequalities, in a physical principle, the separability principle. I will discuss several criticisms of Howard's equivalence proof that focus on the sufficiency of the separability principle for outcome independence. I will argue that, while none of these criticisms succeeds, they do constrain the possible form of Howard's argument.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Boës , Paulpaul.boes.10@ucl.ac.uk
Keywords: Bell inequalities, Howard, separability
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Depositing User: Mr. Paul Boes
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2013 08:15
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2013 08:15
Item ID: 9910
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Date: 2013
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9910

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