GRW and the tails problem

Topoi 14 (1):23-33 (1995)
Abstract
The GRW theory is a recent attempt to solve the measurement problem in quantum mechanics, and the tails problem is a well-known and potentially fatal criticism of the GRW theory. The first half of the paper is an exposition of the measurement problem, the GRW theory, and the tails problem. In the remainder of the paper, two methods of dealing with the tails problem are considered: first, altering the GRW theory so as to avoid the tails problem; and second, denying that the tails problem is more than a novel aspect of a universal vagueness in the way scientific theories relate to everyday language.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/BF00763475
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 17,761
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
David Albert & Barry Loewer (1990). Wanted Dead or Alive: Two Attempts to Solve Schrodinger's Paradox. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:277-285.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Kelvin J. McQueen (2015). Four Tails Problems for Dynamical Collapse Theories. Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 49:10-18.
Kelvin J. McQueen (2015). Four Tails Problems for Dynamical Collapse Theories. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 49:10-18.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-01-28

Total downloads

22 ( #146,674 of 1,777,925 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

2 ( #206,198 of 1,777,925 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.