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Quantum Mechanics without “The Observer”

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Quantum Theory and Reality

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This is an attempt to exorcize the ghost called consciousness” or “the observer” from quantum mechanics, and to show that quantum mechanics is as “objective” a theory as, say, classical statistical mechanics. My thesis is that the observer, or better, the experimentalist, plays in quantum theory exactly the same role as in classical physics. His task is to test the theory.

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Popper, K.R. (1967). Quantum Mechanics without “The Observer”. In: Bunge, M. (eds) Quantum Theory and Reality. Studies in the Foundations Methodology and Philosophy of Science, vol 2. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-88026-1_2

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