Synthese

, Volume 117, Issue 1, pp 31–52

Bohm's Ontological Interpretation and its Relations to Three Formulations of Quantum Mechanics

Authors

  • Frederick M. Kronz
    • Department of PhilosophyThe University of Texas at Austin
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1005098623123

Cite this article as:
Kronz, F.M. Synthese (1998) 117: 31. doi:10.1023/A:1005098623123
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Abstract

The standard mathematical formulation of quantum mechanics is specified. Bohm's ontological interpretation of quantum mechanics is then shown to be incapable of providing a suitable interpretation of that formulation. It is also shown that Bohm's interpretation may well be viable for two alternative mathematical formulations of quantum mechanics, meaning that the negative result is a significant though not a devastating criticism of Bohm's interpretation. A preliminary case is made for preferring one alternative formulation over the other.

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