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dc.contributor.authorHealey, Richard A
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-24T17:40:35Z
dc.date.available2022-08-24T17:40:35Z
dc.date.issued2022-08-03
dc.identifier.citationHealey, R. A. (2022). Securing the objectivity of relative facts in the quantum world. Foundations of Physics, 52(4).en_US
dc.identifier.issn0015-9018
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10701-022-00603-8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/665898
dc.description.abstractThis paper compares and contrasts relational quantum mechanics (RQM) with a pragmatist view of quantum theory (DP). I first explain important points of agreement. Then I point to two problems faced by RQM and sketch DP?s solutions to analogous problems. Since both RQM and DP have taken the Born rule to require relative facts I next say what these might be. My main objection to RQM as originally conceived is that its ontology of relative facts is incompatible with scientific objectivity and undercuts the evidential base of quantum theory. In contrast DP?s relative facts have all the objectivity we need to accept quantum theory as scientific knowledge. But a very recent modification to RQM has successfully addressed my main objection, bringing the two views into even closer alignment.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_US
dc.rights© The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2022.en_US
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dc.titleSecuring the objectivity of relative facts in the quantum worlden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1572-9516
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalFoundations of Physicsen_US
dc.description.note12 month embargo; published: 03 August 2022en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.pii603
dc.source.journaltitleFoundations of Physics
dc.source.volume52
dc.source.issue4


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