A Spacetime Ontology Compatible with Quantum Mechanics

  • Roderick I. SutherlandEmail author


The ontology proposed in this paper is aimed at demonstrating that it is possible to understand the counter-intuitive predictions of quantum mechanics while still retaining much of the framework underlying classical physics, the implication being that it is better to avoid wandering into unnecessarily speculative realms without the support of conclusive evidence. In particular, it is argued that it is possible to interpret quantum mechanics as simply describing an external world consisting of familiar physical entities (e.g., particles or fields) residing in classical 3-dimensional space (not configuration space) with Lorentz covariance maintained.


Quantum mechanics Foundations Realism Bohm model Bell’s theorem Retrocausality 



I would like thank Henry Stapp for inviting me to contribute to this volume – happy 90th birthday Henry! I feel it is also important to acknowledge here the commendable open-mindedness shown by Henry in inviting others to present viewpoints differing from his.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for TimeUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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