Epistemology of Wave Function Collapse in Quantum Physics

@article{Cowan2016EpistemologyOW,
  title={Epistemology of Wave Function Collapse in Quantum Physics},
  author={C. W. Cowan and R. Tumulka},
  journal={The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={67},
  pages={405 - 434}
}
Among several possibilities for what reality could be like in view of the empirical facts of quantum mechanics, one is provided by theories of spontaneous wave function collapse, the best known of which is the Ghirardi–Rimini–Weber (GRW) theory. We show mathematically that in GRW theory (and similar theories) there are limitations to knowledge, that is, inhabitants of a GRW universe cannot find out all the facts true of their universe. As a specific example, they cannot accurately measure the… Expand
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