Questions and Answers in an Orthoalgebraic Approach

@article{Blutner2012QuestionsAA,
  title={Questions and Answers in an Orthoalgebraic Approach},
  author={Reinhard Blutner},
  journal={Journal of Logic, Language and Information},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={237-277}
}
Taking the lead from orthodox quantum theory, I will introduce a handy generalization of the Boolean approach to propositions and questions: the ortho-algebraic framework. I will demonstrate that this formalism relates to a formal theory of questions (or ‘observables’ in the physicist’s jargon). This theory allows to formulate conditioned questions such as “if electron 1 has spin ↑ what is the spin of electron 2?”, and thus gives it the semantic power of inquisitive semantics. In the case of… CONTINUE READING