# Assessing relational quantum mechanics

@article{Mucio2022AssessingRQ, title={Assessing relational quantum mechanics}, author={Ricardo Muci{\~n}o and Elias Okon and Daniel Sudarsky}, journal={Synthese}, year={2022}, volume={200} }

Relational Quantum Mechanics (RQM) is an interpretation of quantum theory based on the idea of abolishing the notion of absolute states of systems, in favor of states of systems relative to other systems. Such a move is claimed to solve the conceptual problems of standard quantum mechanics. Moreover, RQM has been argued to account for all quantum correlations without invoking non-local effects and, in spite of embracing a fully relational stance, to successfully explain how different observers…

## 7 Citations

### Information is Physical: Cross-Perspective Links in Relational Quantum Mechanics

- Physics
- 2022

Relational quantum mechanics (RQM) is an interpretation of quantum mechanics based on the idea that quantum states describe not an absolute property of a system but rather a relationship between…

### A reply to Rovelli's response to our"Assessing Relational Quantum Mechanics''

- Philosophy
- 2021

In a recent paper, Rovelli responds to our critical assessment of Relational Quantum Mechanics (RQM). His main argument is that our assessment lacks merit, because we fail to understand, or cope…

### A response to the Mucino-Okon-Sudarsky's Assessment of Relational Quantum Mechanics

- Physics
- 2021

The problem of quantum physics is not that we have no way of making sense of it. The problem is that we have many ways of making sense of it. But each of these comes with a high conceptual price.…

### Qubits are not observers -- a no-go theorem

- Physics
- 2021

The relational approach to quantum states asserts that the physical description of quantum systems is always relative to something or someone. In relational quantum mechanics (RQM) it is relative to…

### Does Science need Intersubjectivity? The Problem of Confirmation in Orthodox Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

- Philosophy
- 2022

What must an interpretation of quantum mechanics do in order to be considered viable? We suggest that one vitally important criterion is the following: Any successful interpretation of quantum…

### On Relationalist Reconstructions of Quantum Theory

- Art
- 2021

One appealing feature of Carlo Rovelli’s proposal for “Relational Quantum Mechanics” [1] is that it offered a challenge for those who prefer technical work over slinging sentences: the reconstruction…

### A Quintet of Quandaries: Five No-Go Theorems for Relational Quantum Mechanics

- PhilosophyFoundations of Physics
- 2021

Relational quantum mechanics (RQM) proposes an ontology of relations between physical systems, where any system can serve as an ‘observer’ and any physical interaction between systems counts as a…

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