Foundations of Physics Letters

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 325–342

Quantum nonlocality without counterfactual definiteness?


  • W. M. de Muynck
    • Department of Theoretical PhysicsEindhoven University of Technology
  • W. De Baere
    • Laboratory for Theoretical PhysicsState University of Ghent

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 mechanics hidden-variables theory Bell inequalities locality counterfactual definiteness reproducibility

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