# On the Status of Quantum State Realism

@article{Myrvold2020OnTS, title={On the Status of Quantum State Realism}, author={Wayne C. Myrvold}, journal={Scientific Realism and the Quantum}, year={2020} }

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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