# Why Bohm's Theory Solves the Measurement Problem

@article{Maudlin1995WhyBT, title={Why Bohm's Theory Solves the Measurement Problem}, author={Tim Maudlin}, journal={Philosophy of Science}, year={1995}, volume={62}, pages={479 - 483} }

Abraham Stone recently has published an argument purporting to show that David Bohm's interpretation of quantum mechanics fails to solve the measurement problem. Stone's analysis is not correct, as he has failed to take account of the conditions under which the theorems he cites are proven. An explicit presentation of a Bohmian measurement illustrates the flaw in his reasoning.

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