Can Pragmatist Quantum Realism Explain Protective Measurements?

Foundations of Physics 53 (1):1-6 (2022)
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According to Healey’s pragmatist quantum realism, the only physical properties of quantum systems are those to which the Born rule assigns probabilities. In this paper, I argue that this approach to quantum theory fails to explain the results of protective measurements.

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Quantum Theory: A Pragmatist Approach.Richard Healey - 2012 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 63 (4):729-771.
Quantum States as Objective Informational Bridges.Richard Healey - 2017 - Foundations of Physics 47 (2):161-173.
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Protective Measurements and the Reality of the Wave Function.Shan Gao - 2022 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 73 (3):777-794.

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