Foundations of Physics

, Volume 44, Issue 10, pp 1038–1048 | Cite as

Conway–Kochen and the Finite Precision Loophole

  • Ronnie Hermens


Recently Cator and Landsman made a comparison between Bell’s Theorem and Conway and Kochen’s Strong Free Will Theorem. Their overall conclusion was that the latter is stronger in that it uses fewer assumptions, but also that it has two shortcomings. Firstly, no experimental test of the Conway–Kochen Theorem has been performed thus far, and, secondly, because the Conway–Kochen Theorem is strongly connected to the Kochen–Specker Theorem it may be susceptible to the finite precision loophole of Meyer, Kent and Clifton. In this paper I show that the finite precision loophole does not apply to the Conway–Kochen Theorem.


Conway–Kochen Theorem Kochen–Specker Theorem Finite precision loophole Noncontextuality Nonlocality 



I would like to thank N. P. Landsman for encouraging comments on an early sketch of this paper. This work was supported by the NWO (Vidi Project nr. 016.114.354).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Theoretical PhilosophyUniversity of GroningenGroningenNetherlands

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