A Bell - type Theorem Without Hidden Variables ∗

Abstract

It is shown that no theory that satisfies certain premises can exclude faster-than-light influences. The premises include neither the existence of hidden variables, nor counterfactual definiteness, nor any premise that effectively entails the general existence of outcomes of unperformed local measurements. All the premises are compatible with Copenhagen philosophy, and the principles and predictions of relativistic quantum field theory. The present proof is contrasted with an earlier one with the same objective. Also described is a manyworlds way of evading this faster-than-light effect by accepting von Neumann’s Process I, but rejecting collapse. ∗This work was supported in part by the Director, Office of Science, Office of High Energy and Nuclear Physics, of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC03-

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@inproceedings{Stapp2002AB, title={A Bell - type Theorem Without Hidden Variables ∗}, author={Henry P. Stapp}, year={2002} }