David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy of Science 49 (3):422-436 (1982)
In a recent paper, Michael Friedman and Hilary Putnam argued that the Luders rule is ad hoc from the point of view of the Copenhagen interpretation but that it receives a natural explanation within realist quantum logic as a probability conditionalization rule. Geoffrey Hellman maintains that quantum logic cannot give a non-circular explanation of the rule, while Jeffrey Bub argues that the rule is not ad hoc within the Copenhagen interpretation. As I see it, all four are wrong. Given that there is to be a projection postulate, there are at least two natural arguments which the Copenhagen advocate can offer on behalf of the Luders rule, contrary to Friedman and Putnam. However, the argument which Bub offers is not a good one. At the same time, contrary to Hellman, quantum logic really does provide an explanation of the Luders rule, and one which is superior to that of the Copenhagen account, since it provides an understanding of why there should be a projection postulate at all
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Ruth Kastner (2004). Weak Values and Consistent Histories in Quantum Theory. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 35 (1):57-71.
Arthur Fine (1993). Measurement and Quantum Silence. In S. French & H. Kamminga (eds.), Correspondence, Invariance and Heuristics. Kluwer. 279--294.
Allen Stairs (1983). Quantum Logic, Realism, and Value Definiteness. Philosophy of Science 50 (4):578-602.
Jeffrey Bub (1977). Von Neumann's Projection Postulate as a Probability Conditionalization Rule in Quantum Mechanics. Journal of Philosophical Logic 6 (1):381 - 390.
Sergio Martinez (1988). Minimal Disturbance in Quantum Logic. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:83 - 88.
Jeffrey Bub (1982). Quantum Logic, Conditional Probability, and Interference. Philosophy of Science 49 (3):402-421.
Sergio Martinez (1990). A Search for the Physical Content of Luders' Rule. Synthese 82 (1):97 - 125.
Sergio Martinez (1991). Lüders's Rule as a Description of Individual State Transformations. Philosophy of Science 58 (3):359-376.
Geoffrey Hellman (1981). Quantum Logic and the Projection Postulate. Philosophy of Science 48 (3):469-486.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads14 ( #160,457 of 1,696,258 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #239,051 of 1,696,258 )
How can I increase my downloads?