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Entanglement and the Elements of Reality

Frank S. Levin

in Surfing the Quantum World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198808275
eISBN:
9780191846014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808275.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Chapter 14 examines entangled quantum systems, hidden variable theories and Bell’s inequality. In 1935, Einstein and collaborators, postulating the existence of elements of reality, analyzed an ... More


Skeletons in the cupboard

A. J. Leggett

in The Problems of Physics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211241
eISBN:
9780191706837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211241.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses three fundamental questions which the majority of the physics community believes are not worthy of attention and a minority believes are crucial and in urgent need of ... More


Underdetermination

Peter J. Lewis

in Quantum Ontology: A Guide to the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190469825
eISBN:
9780190469849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469825.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter considers the worry that, rather than there being no description of the microworld available, there may be several competing descriptions. The problematic role of measurement in standard ... More


Indeterminacy

Peter J. Lewis

in Quantum Ontology: A Guide to the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190469825
eISBN:
9780190469849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469825.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

It is often claimed that quantum mechanics entails that there is indeterminacy in the world, in the sense that physical systems can lack a precise value for a property. Indeed, a radical form of ... More


Quantum Magic and Quantum Mystery

Roger Penrose and Martin Gardner

in The Emperor’s New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and The Laws of Physics

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198519737
eISBN:
9780191917080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198519737.003.0014
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

In classical physics there is, in accordance with common sense, an objective world ‘out there’. That world evolves in a clear and deterministic way, being governed by precisely formulated ... More


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