Modal Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

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Modal interpretations seek to solve the measurement problem within no collapse quantum mechanics and to account for the nonlocal ► correlations in quantum mechanics in EPR- and Bell-type scenarios in a way that might be compatible with special relativity. Various modal interpretations have been proposed, from the mid 1970s onwards, by Van Fraassen [1,2], Kochen [3], Healey [4], Dieks [5], Bub [6], and others. These versions are quite different from each other. We present below some of their main, and in some cases shared, features.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCompendium of Quantum Physics
EditorsDaniel Greenberger, Klaus Hentschel, Friedel Weinert
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-70626-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-70622-9
StatePublished - 2009


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