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QUANTUM META-THEORY (Twisting the Tail of Schrödinger’s Cat)

Nicholas Rescher

Abstract

The problem of Schrödinger’s Cat has figured prominently in the debates about the bearing of quantum physics on our understanding of physical reality. On its basis, various theorists have maintained the quantum physical world exhibits a probabilistically indecisive physical reality. The analysis of the paper that this appeal to quantum reality is methodologically at odds with and disjoint from its underlying approach to quantum theory itself. If there is to be methodological uniformity at this juncture it will have to be along the lines that Einstein always focused—an incomplete hidden factor (perhaps better than “hidden variables”) approach.


Keywords

Complementarity; Hidden Variables; Many-Worlds Theory; Objectivity; Physical Incompleteness; Probabilistic Uncertainty; Quantum Indeterminacy; Schrödinger’s Cat; State Superposition; Subjectvism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18063/ijmp.v1i2.904
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