# Open Problems in Relational Quantum Mechanics

@article{Laudisa2019OpenPI, title={Open Problems in Relational Quantum Mechanics}, author={Federico Laudisa}, journal={Journal for General Philosophy of Science}, year={2019}, volume={50}, pages={215-230} }

The Rovelli relational interpretation of quantum mechanics (RQM) is based on the assumption that the notion of observer-independent state of a physical system is to be rejected. In RQM the primary target of the theory is the analysis of the whole network of relations that may be established among quantum subsystems, and the shift to a relational perspective is supposed to address in a satisfactory way the general problem of the interpretation of quantum mechanics. Here I discuss two basic…

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