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Information Causality, the Tsirelson Bound, and the 'Being-Thus' of Things.
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The principle of `information causality' can be used to derive an upper bound---known as the `Tsirelson bound'---on the strength of quantum mechanical correlations, and has been conjectured to be a foundational principle of nature. To date, however, it has not been sufficiently motivated. Expand
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The conditions of tolerance
The philosophical tradition of liberal political thought has come to see tolerance as a crucial element of a liberal political order. However, while much has been made of the value of toleration,Expand
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Many Worlds, the Cluster-state Quantum Computer, and the Problem of the Preferred Basis
I argue that the many worlds explanation of quantum computation is not licensed by, and in fact is conceptually inferior to, the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics from which it isExpand
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Physical Perspectives on Computation, Computational Perspectives on Physics
Although computation and the science of physical systems would appear to be unrelated, there are a number of ways in which computational and physical concepts can be brought together in ways thatExpand
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The Kantian framework of complementarity
A growing number of commentators have, in recent years, noted the important affinities in the views of Immanuel Kant and Niels Bohr. While these commentators are correct, the picture they present ofExpand
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String of PURLs - frugal migration and maintenance of persistent identifiers
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The OBO PURL system is low-cost and low-maintenance, built on well-established open source software, customized to the needs of the OBO community, and shows how key FAIR principles can be supported on a tight budget. Expand
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Putting probabilities first. How Hilbert space generates and constrains them
We use correlation arrays, the workhorse of Bub's (2016) Bananaworld, to analyze the correlations found in an experimental setup due to Mermin (1981) for measurements on the singlet state of a pairExpand
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How-Possibly Explanations in (Quantum) Computer Science
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A primary goal of quantum computer science is to find an explanation for the fact that quantum computers are more powerful than classical computers. Expand
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On the Physical Explanation for Quantum Computational Speedup (Thesis format: Monograph)
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We argue that the physical explanation for quantum speedup is precisely the fact that the phenomenon of quantum entanglement enables a quantum computer to fully exploit the representational capacity of Hilbert space. Expand
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On the Significance of the Gottesman–Knill Theorem
  • Michael Cuffaro
  • Computer Science, Physics
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
  • 3 October 2013
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According to the Gottesman–Knill theorem, quantum algorithms that utilize only the operations belonging to a restricted set are efficiently simulable classically. Expand
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