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Synthese

, Volume 150, Issue 1, pp 1–14 | Cite as

Cramer’s Transactional Interpretation and Causal Loop Problems

  • Ruth E. Kastner
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Abstract

Tim Maudlin’s argument for the inconsistency of Cramer’s Transactional Interpretation (TI) of quantum theory has been considered in some detail by Joseph Berkovitz, who has provided a possible solution to this challenge at the cost of a significant empirical lacuna on the part of TI. The present paper proposes an alternative solution in which Maudlin’s charge of inconsistency is evaded but at no cost of empirical content on the part of TI. However, Maudlin’s argument is taken as ruling out Cramer’s heuristic “pseudotime” explanation of the realization of one transaction out of many.

Keywords

Quantum Theory Alternative Solution Empirical Content Causal Loop Loop Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkU.S.A

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