An Argument Against the Realistic Interpretation of the Wave Function

@article{Rovelli2015AnAA,
  title={An Argument Against the Realistic Interpretation of the Wave Function},
  author={Carlo Rovelli},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
  year={2015},
  volume={46},
  pages={1229-1237}
}
  • C. Rovelli
  • Published 22 August 2015
  • Physics, Philosophy
  • Foundations of Physics
Testable predictions of quantum mechanics are invariant under time reversal. But the evolution of the quantum state in time is not so, neither in the collapse nor in the no-collapse interpretations of the theory. This is a fact that challenges any realistic interpretation of the quantum state. On the other hand, this fact raises no difficulty if we interpret the quantum state as a mere calculation device, bookkeeping past real quantum events. 
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TLDR
A short fresh presentation and update on the relational perspective on the theory of quantum mechanics, and a comment on its philosophical implications are given.
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