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Frank Arntzenius

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199696604

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696604.001.0001

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 The world according to quantum mechanics

 The world according to quantum mechanics

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(p.79) 3 The world according to quantum mechanics
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Space, Time, and Stuff
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Frank Arntzenius

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696604.003.0003

This chapter discusses which quantities one should take to be fundamental in quantum mechanics. Five views are discussed: ‘configuration space realism’, ‘wave-function amplitude realism’, ‘density operator realism’, ‘Heisenberg operator realism’, and ‘flash-realism’. Arguments are given in favour of ‘Heisenberg operator realism’ which, contrary to perceived wisdom, makes quantum mechanics an entirely separable and local theory.

Keywords:   configuration space, fundamental, locality, quantum mechanics, realism, separability, wave-functions

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