Interpreting Quantum Entanglement: Steps towards Coherentist Quantum Mechanics

Abstract

We put forward a new, ‘coherentist’ account of quantum entanglement, according to which entangled systems are characterized by symmetric relations of ontological dependence among the component particles. We compare this coherentist viewpoint with the two most popular alternatives currently on offer—structuralism and holism—and argue that it is essentially different from, and preferable to, both. In the course of this article, we point out how coherentism might be extended beyond the case of entanglement and further articulated.

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Claudio Calosi
Université de Genève
Matteo Morganti
Università degli Studi Roma Tre

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