The Dialogic Approach to Modalities in the Language of Quantum Physics

  • Peter Mittelstaedt

Abstract

In this lecture I will present an approach to quantum modal logic which is based on a meta-linguistic interpretation of the modalities and which makes use of a proof-theoretical semantics. The meta-linguistic approach to modalities goes back to Carnap and has been used by several authors. It seems to be very appropriate for the present problem. The language of quantum physics which is used here is based on the material quantum dialog game, which has already successfully been used for establishing the formal object of quantum logic.

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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Mittelstaedt
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik der Universität zu KölnKöln 41Germany

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