Foundations of Physics

, Volume 6, Issue 6, pp 661–676 | Cite as

Toward a microrealistic version of quantum mechanics. Part II

  • Nicholas Maxwell


In this paper, possible objections to the propensity microrealistic version of quantum mechanics proposed in Part I are answered. This version of quantum mechanics is compared with the statistical, particle, microrealistic viewpoint, and a crucial experiment is proposed designed to distinguish between these two microrealistic versions of quantum mechanics.


Quantum Mechanic Crucial Experiment 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas Maxwell
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  1. 1.Department of History and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity CollegeLondonEngland

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