# Could wavefunctions simultaneously represent knowledge and reality?

@inproceedings{Hance2021CouldWS, title={Could wavefunctions simultaneously represent knowledge and reality?}, author={Jonte R Hance and John Rarity and James Ladyman}, year={2021} }

In discussion of the interpretation of quantum mechanics the terms ‘ontic’ and ‘epistemic’ are often used in the sense of pertaining to what exists, and pertaining to cognition or knowledge respectively. The terms are also often associated with the formal deﬁnitions given by Harrigan and Spekkens for the wavefunction in quantum mechanics to be ψ -ontic or ψ -epistemic in the context of the ontological models framework. The formal deﬁnitions are contradictories, so that the wavefunction can be…

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