A Neglected Route to Realism about Quantum Mechanics

@article{Price1994ANR,
  title={A Neglected Route to Realism about Quantum Mechanics},
  author={Huw Price},
  journal={Mind},
  year={1994},
  volume={103},
  pages={303-336}
}
  • H. Price
  • Published 17 June 1994
  • Philosophy
  • Mind
Bell's Theorem assumes that hidden variables are not influenced by future measurement settings. The assumption has sometimes been questioned, but the suggestion has been thought outlandish, even by the taxed standards of the discipline. (Bell thought that it led to fatalism.) The case for this reaction turns out to be surprisingly weak, however. We show that QM easily evades the standard objections to advanced action. And the approach has striking advantages, especially in avoiding the apparent… 
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