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Quantum Mechanics and Experience
After a summary of Bohr's views and their relation to Kant's theory of science, two fruitless lines of attack on the measurement problem are discussed: the way of the psi-ontologist and the way ofExpand
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Objective probabilities, quantum counterfactuals, and the ABL rule—A response to R. E. Kastner
The ABL rule is derived as a tool of standard quantum mechanics. The ontological significance of the existence of objective probabilities is discussed. Objections by Kastner [Am. J. Phys. 69, 860–863Expand
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Objectivity, retrocausation, and the experiment of Englert, Scully, and Walther
In a recent contribution to this journal [Am. J. Phys. 64, 1468–1475 (1996)] I wrongly asserted that retrocausation in the Englert, Scully, and Walther (ESW) experiment (a double-slit interferenceExpand
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Zurek claims to have derived Born's rule noncircularly in the context of an ontological no-collapse interpretation of quantum states, without any "deus ex machina imposition of the symptoms ofExpand
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Interactionism, Energy Conservation, and the Violation of Physical Laws
The law of energy conservation is either analytic and not threatened by psychophysical interactionism or contingent upon the causal closure of the physical world which interactionism denies. InExpand
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Making Sense of a World of Clicks
In a recent article, O. Ulfbeck and A. Bohr [Found. Phys.31, 757 (2001)] have stressed the genuine fortuitousness of detector clicks, which has also been pointed out, in different terms, by theExpand
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Restoration of interference and the fallacy of delayed choice: Concerning an experiment proposed by Englert, Scully, and Walther
A two‐slit experiment with atoms, proposed by Englert, Scully, and Walther, appears to permit experimenters to choose, after each atom has made its mark on the screen, whether the atom has passedExpand
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Is the end in sight for theoretical pseudophysics
The question of what ontological message (if any) is encoded in the formalism of contemporary physics is, to say the least, controversial. The reasons for this state of affairs are psychological andExpand
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The Pondicherry interpretation of quantum mechanics: An overview
An overview of the Pondicherry interpretation of quantum mechanics is presented. This interpretation proceeds from the recognition that the fundamental theoretical framework of physics is aExpand
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The physical motivation for the mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics is made clear and compelling by starting from an obvious fact — essentially, the stability of matter — and inquiring intoExpand
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