Monday, February 22, 2010
Dieks on RQM
Quantum Foundations Series (chronological order):
The Duality at the Heart of Physics
I discuss how the two processes of QM are unavoidably interdependent.
Free Will All the Way Down
A paper describes the relationship between freedom at the human level and indeterminism at the micro-level.
Interpreting Quantum Probability
Is the probabilistic aspect of QM objectively real or epistemological?
The Limit of the Bayesian Interpretation
Why the Bayesian (subjective) interpretation of quantum probability is preferred but is still incomplete.
Wigner’s Friend and Perspectivist Quantum Theory
A superior interpretation of QM by Paul Merriam.
Merriam’s Quantum Relativity
How Merriam addresses the “preferred basis” problem for the perspectivist interpretation.
A Russell-Style Objection to Many-Worlds
Using quotes from Bertrand Russell to help explain my problem with the motivation of MWI.
Conway and Kochen vs. Determinism
Their "Strong Free-Will Theorem"
Points of View are Irreducible
Michel Bitbol on the role of perspective in interpreting QM.
Suarez on Quantum Propensities
Mauricio Suarez links the interpretation of QM to the metaphysics of power properties.
Fine Idea on the Measurement Problem
Arthur Fine's 'selective interactions" and 'quantum silence.'
Van Fraassen on "Rovelli's World"
Bas C. van Fraassen analyzes Relational Quantum Mechanics.