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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 399–415 | Cite as

Quantum Mechanics: An Intelligible Description of Objective Reality?

  • Dennis Dieks
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Abstract

Jim Cushing emphasized that physical theory should tell us an intelligible and objective story about the world, and concluded that the Bohm theory is to be preferred over the Copenhagen interpretation. We argue here, however, that the Bohm theory is only one member of a wider class of interpretations that can be said to fulfill Cushing’s desiderata. We discuss how the pictures provided by these interpretations differ from the classical one. In particular, it seems that a rather drastic form of perspectivalism is needed if accordance with special relativity is to be achieved.

Keywords

quantum mechanics objective reality 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for History and Foundations of ScienceUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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