Quantum Physics and Reality

  title={Quantum Physics and Reality},
  author={Bernard D'espagnat},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
  • B. D'espagnat
  • Published 24 January 2011
  • Philosophy
  • Foundations of Physics
Contrary to classical physics, which was strongly objective i.e. could be interpreted as a description of mind-independent reality, standard quantum mechanics (SQM) is only weakly objective, that is to say, its statements, though intersubjectively valid, still merely refer to operations of the mind. Essentially, in fact, they are predictive of observations. On the view that SQM is universal conventional realism is thereby refuted. It is shown however that this does not rule out a broader form… 
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