Foundations of Physics Letters

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 325–342

Quantum nonlocality without counterfactual definiteness?

  • W. M. de Muynck
  • W. De Baere

DOI: 10.1007/BF00769704

Cite this article as:
de Muynck, W.M. & De Baere, W. Found Phys Lett (1990) 3: 325. doi:10.1007/BF00769704


Stapp's recent proof of the nonlocality of quantum mechanics is critically discussed. It is demonstrated that in his derivation of the Bell inequalities an extra requirement, over locality, is used, which is tantamount to counterfactual definiteness, and that is not a consequence of locality.


quantum mechanicshidden-variables theoryBell inequalitieslocalitycounterfactual definitenessreproducibility

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. M. de Muynck
    • 1
  • W. De Baere
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Theoretical PhysicsEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Laboratory for Theoretical PhysicsState University of GhentGhentBelgium