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On the Meaning of Local Realism

Version 1 : Received: 18 May 2022 / Approved: 20 May 2022 / Online: 20 May 2022 (09:15:57 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 8 July 2022 / Approved: 11 July 2022 / Online: 11 July 2022 (08:48:58 CEST)
Version 3 : Received: 16 August 2022 / Approved: 17 August 2022 / Online: 17 August 2022 (11:43:24 CEST)

How to cite: Lambare, J.P. On the Meaning of Local Realism. Preprints 2022, 2022050274 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202205.0274.v3). Lambare, J.P. On the Meaning of Local Realism. Preprints 2022, 2022050274 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202205.0274.v3).

Abstract

We present a pragmatic analysis of the different meanings assigned to the term "local realism'' in the context of the empirical violations of Bell-type inequalities since its inception in the late 1970s. We point out that most of them are inconsistent and arise from a deeply ingrained prejudice that originated in the celebrated 1935 paper by Einstein-Podolski-Rosen. We highlight the correct connotation that arises once we discard unnecessary metaphysics.

Keywords

Bell inequality; locality; nonlocality; realism; counterfactual definiteness

Subject

PHYSICAL SCIENCES, General & Theoretical Physics

Comments (2)

Comment 1
Received: 17 August 2022
Commenter: Justo Pastor Lambare
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: The title suffered a slight change. Modifications were introduced through the paper to facilitate interpretation. Seven more references were included.
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Comment 2
Received: 5 September 2022
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The commenter has declared there is no conflict of interests.
Comment: Published version: Foundations of Physics (2022) 52:98
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10701-022-00618-1
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