Explaining the Unobserved—Why Quantum Mechanics Ain’t Only About Information

  title={Explaining the Unobserved—Why Quantum Mechanics Ain’t Only About Information},
  author={Amit Hagar and Meir Hemmo},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
A remarkable theorem by Clifton et al [Found Phys. 33(11), 1561–1591 (2003)] (CBH) characterizes quantum theory in terms of information-theoretic principles. According to Bub [Stud. Hist. Phil. Mod. Phys. 35 B, 241–266 (2004); Found. Phys. 35(4), 541–560 (2005)] the philosophical significance of the theorem is that quantum theory should be regarded as a “principle” theory about (quantum) information rather than a “constructive” theory about the dynamics of quantum systems. Here we criticize Bub… Expand
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