Quantum Theory: A Pragmatist Approach

  title={Quantum Theory: A Pragmatist Approach},
  author={Richard Healey},
  journal={The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science},
  pages={729 - 771}
  • R. Healey
  • Published 23 August 2010
  • Philosophy
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
While its applications have made quantum theory arguably the most successful theory in physics, its interpretation continues to be the subject of lively debate within the community of physicists and philosophers concerned with conceptual foundations. This situation poses a problem for a pragmatist for whom meaning derives from use. While disputes about how to use quantum theory have arisen from time to time, they have typically been quickly resolved, and consensus reached, within the relevant… 

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