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Journal of Philosophical Logic

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 525–533 | Cite as

Search for Quantum Reality

  • Stan Gudder
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Abstract

We summarize a recent search for quantum reality. The full anhomomorphic logic of coevents for an event set is introduced. The quantum integral over an event with respect to a coevent is defined. Reality filters such as preclusivity and regularity of coevents are considered. A quantum measure that can be represented as a quantum integral with respect to a coevent is said to 1-generate that coevent. This gives a stronger filter that may produce a unique coevent called the “actual reality” for a physical system. What we believe to be a more general filter is defined in terms of a double quantum integral and is called 2-generation. It is noted that ordinary measures do not 1 or 2-generate coevents except in a few simple cases. Various general results are stated.

Keywords

Quantum reality Anhomomorphic logic Quantum measure theory 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of DenverDenverUSA

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