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Interpreting the Modal Kochen-Specker Theorem: Possibility and Many Worlds in Quantum Mechanics

de Ronde, Christian and Freytes, Hector and Domenech, Graciela (2013) Interpreting the Modal Kochen-Specker Theorem: Possibility and Many Worlds in Quantum Mechanics. [Preprint]

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In this paper we attempt to physically interpret the Modal Kochen-Specker (MKS) theorem. In order to do so, we analyze the features of the possible properties about quantum systems arising from the elements in an orthomodular lattice and distinguish the use of “possibility” in the classical and quantum formalisms. Taking into account the modal and many worlds non-collapse interpretation of the projection postulate, we discuss how the MKS theorem rules the constrains to actualization, and thus, the relation between actual and possible realms.


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Item Type: Preprint
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de Ronde, Christiancderonde@gmail.com
Freytes, Hector
Domenech, Graciela
Keywords: Modality, Kochen-Specker Theorem, Many Worlds, Quantum Logic.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Christian de Ronde
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2013 00:25
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2013 20:42
Item ID: 9955
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 5 June 2013
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9955

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