Foundations of Physics

, Volume 49, Issue 8, pp 816–819 | Cite as

Reply to a Comment on “Quantum Theory and the Limits of Objectivity”

  • Richard HealeyEmail author


In this short note I reply to criticisms of an argument in my paper (Healey in Found Phys 48:1568–1589, 2018) that appear in comment (Baumann et al. in Found Phys 49:741–749, 2019). Baumann et al. raise one “main criticism” then go on to claim that the argument of Healey contains a series of problems. But their “main criticism” is not an objection to the argument and the problems are of their own making.



This note was composed while I was a Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies: I am grateful to STIAS for their support.


  1. 1.
    Healey, R.: Quantum theory and the limits of objectivity. Found. Phys. 48(11), 1568–1589 (2018)ADSMathSciNetCrossRefzbMATHGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Baumann, V., Del Santo, F., Brukner, Č.: Comment on Healey’s “Quantum theory and the limits of objectivity”. Found. Phys. 49, 741–749 (2019)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Gao, S.: Unitary quantum theory is incompatible with special relativity. Preprint (2018)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS)Wallenberg Research Centre at Stellenbosch UniversityStellenboschSouth Africa

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