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CitationQuantum States as Objective Informational Bridges 2015, 47 (2):161 Foundations of Physics
JournalFoundations of Physics
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AbstractA quantum state represents neither properties of a physical system nor anyone s knowledge of its properties. The important question is not what quantum states represent but how they are used as informational bridges. Knowing about some physical situations (its backing conditions), an agent may assign a quantum state to form expectations about other possible physical situations (its advice conditions). Quantum states are objective: only expectations based on correct state assignments are gen- erally reliable. If a quantum state represents anything, it is the objective probabilistic relations between its backing conditions and its advice con- ditions. This paper o¤ers an account of quantum states and their function
Note12 month embargo; First Online: 09 September 2015
VersionFinal accepted manuscript