Quantum Bayesianism: A study

@article{Timpson2008QuantumBA,
  title={Quantum Bayesianism: A study},
  author={Christopher G. Timpson},
  journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={39},
  pages={579-609}
}
  • C. Timpson
  • Published 13 April 2008
  • Physics
  • Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
The Bayesian approach to quantum mechanics of Caves, Fuchs and Schack is presented. Its conjunction of realism about physics along with anti-realism about much of the structure of quantum theory is elaborated; and the position defended from common objections: that it is solipsist; that it is too instrumentalist; that it cannot deal with Wigner's friend scenarios. Three more substantive problems are raised: Can a reasonable ontology be found for the approach? Can it account for explanation in… Expand
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