Representation Lost: The Case for a Relational Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

  title={Representation Lost: The Case for a Relational Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics},
  author={Raffael Krismer},
  • Raffael Krismer
  • Published 2018
  • Computer Science, Medicine, Mathematics
  • Entropy
Contemporary non-representationalist interpretations of the quantum state (especially QBism, neo-Copenhagen views, and the relational interpretation) maintain that quantum states codify observer-relative information. This paper provides an extensive defense of such views, while emphasizing the advantages of, specifically, the relational interpretation. The argument proceeds in three steps: (1) I present a classical example (which exemplifies the spirit of the relational interpretation) to… Expand
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