QISS Seminar : "Choosing between quantum interpretations"

on the September 12, 2017

At 10h30 am
There are currently several empirically equivalent interpretations of quantum mechanics (orthodox, Everett, Bohm, ...), which provide different images of how the world could be like. On which criteria should one choose between them? Is an absence of consensus a sign of irrationationality? And finally, is choosing an interpretation a philosophical or a scientific job?
The answers to these questions are inter-related. I will argue that interpretations should be chosen using the same values as for theories, that different choices do not necessarily signal irrationality, and that the job is more scientific than you might think.

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Published on September 22, 2017

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