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Determinate Values for Quantum Observables

Roderich Tumulka

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

Published on behalf of British Society for the Philosophy of Science

Volume 58, issue 2, pages 355-360
Published in print June 2007 | ISSN: 0007-0882
Published online May 2007 | e-ISSN: 1464-3537 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjps/axm003
Determinate Values for Quantum Observables

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This is a comment on J. A. Barrett's article ‘The Preferred-Basis Problem and the Quantum Mechanics of Everything’ ([2005]), which concerns theories postulating that certain quantum observables have determinate values, corresponding to additional (often called ‘hidden’) variables. I point out that it is far from clear, for most observables, what such a postulate is supposed to mean, unless the postulated additional variable is related to a clear ontology in space-time, such as particle world lines, string world sheets, or fields.

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Subjects: Philosophy of Science ; Science and Mathematics

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