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Nonlocality versus Modified Realism: Convivial Solipsism

Version 1 : Received: 16 December 2018 / Approved: 18 December 2018 / Online: 18 December 2018 (11:55:02 CET)

How to cite: ZWIRN, H. Nonlocality versus Modified Realism: Convivial Solipsism. Preprints 2018, 2018120221 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201812.0221.v1). ZWIRN, H. Nonlocality versus Modified Realism: Convivial Solipsism. Preprints 2018, 2018120221 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201812.0221.v1).

Abstract

A large number of physicists now admit that quantum mechanics is a non-local theory. EPR argument and the many experiences (including recent “loop-hole free” tests) showing the violation of Bell’s inequalities seem to have confirmed convincingly that quantum mechanics cannot be local. Nevertheless, this conclusion can only be drawn inside a standard realist framework assuming an ontic interpretation of the wave function and viewing the collapse of the wave function as a real change of the physical state of the system. We show that this standpoint is not mandatory and that if the collapse is no more considered as an actual physical change, it is possible to recover locality.

Subject Areas

non locality; collapse; measurement problem; consciousness; Everett’s interpretation; convivial solipsism

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