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Erkenntnis

, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 207–231 | Cite as

Relativistic hidden variable theories?

  • Frank Arntzenius
Article

Abstract

I show that for any quantum dynamics and any choice of observables as hidden variables an adequate hidden variable theory always exists. I argue that hidden variable theories have no more problems in reconciling non-locality with relativity than no-hidden-variable theories.

Keywords

Variable Theory Hide Variable Quantum Dynamic Hide Variable Theory 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Arntzenius
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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