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Observing a superposition

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The bare theory is a no-collapse version of quantum mechanics which predicts certain puzzling results for the introspective beliefs of human observers of superpositions. The bare theory can be interpreted to claim that an observer can form false beliefs about the outcome of an experiment which produces a superpositional result. It is argued that, when careful consideration is given to the observer’s belief states and their evolution, the observer does not end up with the beliefs claimed. This...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s11229-021-03106-7

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9543-5925
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Synthese Journal website
Volume:
199
Pages:
7107-7129
Publication date:
2021-04-23
Acceptance date:
2021-02-27
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EISSN:
1573-0964
ISSN:
0039-7857
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1201470
Local pid:
pubs:1201470
Deposit date:
2021-10-12

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