Strengthening Bell’s Theorem: Removing the Hidden-Variable Assumption

Henry P. Stapp

Submitted to “Quantum Nonlocality and Reality – 50 Years of Bell’s theorem”

The Bell’s theorem proofs are rightly identified as proofs of the incompatibility of “local realism” with the predictions of quantum mechanics. But “local realism” brings in both alien-to-quantum-theory classical concepts and also an “outcome independence” condition whose inclusion nullifies those theorems as possible proofs of the need for spooky actions at a distance. Both of these features are avoided in the present proof.

Stapp – Bell paper

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