Foundations of Physics

, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 159–177

Pure Quantum Interpretations Are not Viable


DOI: 10.1007/s10701-010-9484-5

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Schmelzer, I. Found Phys (2011) 41: 159. doi:10.1007/s10701-010-9484-5


Pure interpretations of quantum theory, which throw away the classical part of the Copenhagen interpretation without adding new structure to its quantum part, are not viable. This is a consequence of a non-uniqueness result for the canonical operators.


Everett interpretation Ithaca interpretation Consistent histories 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BerlinGermany