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Realism and Causality II: Retrocausality in Energetic Causal Sets

Eliahu Cohen, Marina Cortês, Avshalom C. Elitzur, Lee Smolin (Submitted on 13 Feb 2019 (v1), last revised 19 Mar 2019 (this version, v2)) https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.05082v2 We describe a new form of retrocausality, which is found in the behaviour of a class of causal set theories, called energetic causal sets (ECS). These are discrete sets of events, connected by causal relations. They have three orders:… Read more →

Realism and causality I: Pilot wave and retrocausal models as possible facilitators

Eliahu Cohen, Marina Cortês, Avshalom C. Elitzur, Lee Smolin (Submitted on 13 Feb 2019 (v1), last revised 19 Mar 2019 (this version, v2)) https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.05108v2 Of all basic principles of classical physics, realism should arguably be the last to be given up when seeking a better interpretation of quantum mechanics. We examine the de Broglie-Bohm pilot wave theory as a well developed example of… Read more →

Monthly Papers on Philosophy of Mind (4)

↑   News: Registered reports for Consciousness and Cognition consciousness [x] add tag Consciousness and Cognition on 2018-5-03 11:00pm Consciousness and Cognition is pleased to support publication of articles as Registered Reports.  bookmark  blog it  not shared ↑   The controversial correlates of consciousness consciousness [x] add tag Science current issue on 2018-5-03 5:39pm  bookmark  blog it  not shared ↑   The central executive system consciousness [x] add tag Latest Results for Synthese… Read more →

Realistic interpretation of quantum mechanics and encounter-delayed-choice experiment

GuiLu Long et al (Tsinghua University) In this paper, a realistic interpretation (REIN) of the wave function in quantum mechanics is briefly presented. We demonstrate that in the REIN, the wave function of a microscopic object is its real existence rather than a mere mathematical description. Specifically, the quantum object can exist in disjointed regions of space just as the… Read more →

Determining the Quantum Expectation Value by Measuring a Single Photon: The first realisation of quantum protective measurements

F. Piacentini, A. Avella, E. Rebufello, R. Lussana, F. Villa, A. Tosi, M. Gramegna, G. Brida, E. Cohen, L. Vaidman, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese Quantum mechanics, one of the keystones of modern physics, exhibits several peculiar properties, differentiating it from classical mechanics. One of the most intriguing is that variables might not have definite values. A complete quantum description provides only probabilities for obtaining various eigenvalues of a quantum variable…. Read more →

(Information) Paradox Lost

Tim Maudlin Since Stephen Hawking’s original 1975 paper on black hole evaporation, there has been a consensus that the problem of “loss of information” is both deep and troubling. It is also thought that resolution of the problem may hold some conceptual keys to the unification of gravity with the other forces. I argue that this consensus view is mistaken…. Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (28)

This is a list of this week’s papers on quantum foundations published in various journals or uploaded to preprint servers such as arxiv.org and PhilSci Archive. Consciousness and Quantum Measurement Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2016-7-08 6:27pm GMT Broka, Chris (2016) Consciousness and Quantum Measurement. [Preprint] The universe remembers no wavefunction collapse. (arXiv:1607.02076v1 [quant-ph]) physics.hist-ph updates on… Read more →

On Participatory Realism

Christopher A. Fuchs To appear in “Information & Interaction: Eddington, Wheeler, and the Limits of Knowledge”, edited by Ian T. Durham and Dean Rickles In the Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote, ” ‘I’ is not the name of a person, nor ‘here’ of a place, …. But they are connected with names. … [And] it is characteristic of physics not… Read more →

Timeless Approach to Quantum Jumps

TimelessQJ   Timeless Approach to Quantum Jumps Ignazio Licata 1;2 & Leonardo Chiatti 3 1 ISEM Institute for Scientific Methodology, Palermo, Italy. E-mail: [email protected] 2 School of Advanced International Studies on Applied Theoretical and Nonlinear Methodologies in Physics, Bari, Italy 3 AUSL VT Medical Physics Laboratory, Via Enrico Fermi 15, Viterbo, Italy. E-mail: [email protected] Editors: Eliahu Cohen & John Ashmead… Read more →

Latest Papers on Quantum Foundations

Latest Papers on Quantum Foundations

IJQF has launched a new service. It searches Latest Papers on Quantum Foundations worldwide and updates the list of papers with a feed engine powered by Feed on Feeds. The searched journals and preprints servers includes arXiv.org, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University Press, Classical and Quantum Gravity, European Journal for Philosophy of Science, Foundations of Physics, International Journal… Read more →