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Quantum Bayesianism: A study

Abstract:

The Bayesian approach to quantum mechanics of Caves, Fuchs and Schack is presented. Its conjunction of realism about physics along with anti-realism about much of the structure of quantum theory is elaborated; and the position defended from common objections: that it is solipsist; that it is too instrumentalist; that it cannot deal with Wigner's friend scenarios. Three more substantive problems are raised: Can a reasonable ontology be found for the approach? Can it account for explanation in ...

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10.1016/j.shpsb.2008.03.006

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Timpson, CG More by this author
Journal:
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Volume:
39
Issue:
3
Pages:
579-609
Publication date:
2008-09-05
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EISSN:
1879-2502
ISSN:
1355-2198
URN:
uuid:9002b411-9750-47fe-88c2-827b75be3d0a
Source identifiers:
192695
Local pid:
pubs:192695

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