Is the Reality Criterion Analytic?

  title={Is the Reality Criterion Analytic?},
  author={David Glick and Florian J. Boge},
Tim Maudlin has claimed that EPR's Reality Criterion is analytically true. We argue that it is not. Moreover, one may be a subjectivist about quantum probabilities without giving up on objective physical reality. Thus, would-be detractors must reject QBism and other epistemic approaches to quantum theory on other grounds. 
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