Foundations of Physics

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 1–23 | Cite as

EPR and Bell's theorem: A critical review

  • Henry P. Stapp
Part IV. Invited Papers Dedicated To John Stewart Bell


The argument of Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen is reviewed with attention to logical structure and character of assumptions. Bohr's reply is discussed. Bell's contribution is formulated without use of hidden variables, and efforts to equate hidden variables to realism are critically examined. An alternative derivation of nonlocality that makes no use of hidden variables, microrealism, counterfactual definiteness, or any other assumption alien to orthodox quantum thinking is described in detail, with particular attention to the quartet or broken-square question.


Rosen Critical Review Logical Structure Hide Variable Alternative Derivation 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry P. Stapp
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  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryTheoretical Physics Group, Physics DivisionBerkeley

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