Foundations of Physics

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 275–292 | Cite as

Toward a micro realistic version of quantum mechanics. Part I

  • Nicholas Maxwell


This paper investigates the possibility of developing a fully micro realistic version of elementary quantum mechanics. I argue that it is highly desirable to develop such a version of quantum mechanics, and that the failure of all current versions and interpretations of quantum mechanics to constitute micro realistic theories is at the root of many of the interpretative problems associated with quantum mechanics, in particular the problem of measurement. I put forward a propensity micro realistic version of quantum mechanics, and suggest how it might be possible to discriminate, on experimental grounds, between this theory and other versions of quantum mechanics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas Maxwell
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  1. 1.Department of History and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity CollegeLondonEngland

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