# Can We Make Sense of Relational Quantum Mechanics?

@article{Ruyant2018CanWM, title={Can We Make Sense of Relational Quantum Mechanics?}, author={Quentin Ruyant}, journal={Foundations of Physics}, year={2018}, volume={48}, pages={440-455} }

The relational interpretation of quantum mechanics proposes to solve the measurement problem and reconcile completeness and locality of quantum mechanics by postulating relativity to the observer for events and facts, instead of an absolute “view from nowhere”. The aim of this paper is to clarify this interpretation, and in particular, one of its central claims concerning the possibility for an observer to have knowledge about other observer’s events. I consider three possible readings of this…

## 11 Citations

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