Quasi-Quantization: Classical Statistical Theories with an Epistemic Restriction

  title={Quasi-Quantization: Classical Statistical Theories with an Epistemic Restriction},
  author={Robert W. Spekkens},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
  • R. Spekkens
  • Published 17 September 2014
  • Philosophy
  • arXiv: Quantum Physics
A significant part of quantum theory can be obtained from a single innovation relative to classical theories, namely, that there is a fundamental restriction on the sorts of statistical distributions over physical states that can be prepared. This is termed an “epistemic restriction” because it implies a fundamental limit on the amount of knowledge that any observer can have about the physical state of a classical system. This article provides an overview of epistricted theories, that is… 
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