On the Status of Quantum State Realism

  title={On the Status of Quantum State Realism},
  author={Wayne C. Myrvold},
  journal={Scientific Realism and the Quantum},
  • W. Myrvold
  • Published 25 November 2019
  • Philosophy
  • Scientific Realism and the Quantum
Chapter 12 argues that there is good reason for being realist about quantum states. Though a research programme of attempting to construct a plausible theory that accounts for quantum phenomena without ontic quantum states is well motivated, that research programme is confronted by considerable obstacles. Two theorems are considered that place restrictions on a theory of that sort: a theorem due to Barrett, Cavalcanti, Lal, and Maroney, and an extension, by the author, of the Pusey… 

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