Measurement, Unitarity, and Laws

  • Jeremy Butterfield
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 157)


In the first section of this paper, I first describe the measurement problem as a background to discussing Cartwright’s approach to it. This discussion prompts an examination of her general views on theoretical laws, theoretical entities and explanation, as expounded in her recent papers (1980, 1980a, 1980b, 1980c). So in the second section, I report and then discuss these views.


Pure State Causal Explanation Hide Variable Unitary Evolution Unit ARITY 
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