International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 36, Issue 9, pp 1973–1980 | Cite as

Formal existence and uniqueness of the Reichenbachian common cause on Hilbert lattices

  • Gábor Hofer-Szabó


The Reichenbachian definition of the common cause for two correlating events is formally generalized for the quantum case in two different ways. It is shown that (1) in the first quantum case, unlike in the classical case, there exists a common cause for any two correlating events, and (2) the common cause is not unique either in the classical or in both quantum cases.


Conditional Probability Pure State Classical Case Quantum Case Boolean Lattice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gábor Hofer-Szabó
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyTechnical University of BudapestBudapestHungary

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