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Thank you for bringing Bigaj’s book to my attention. I promised to give you my comments after I got hold of it. As you indicated, Bigaj’s book seems largely devoted to analyzing my various arguments that the non-locality claim [that theories that reproduce certain predictions of quantum, and that embrace the idea that choices of experiments can be treated, effectively, as localized “free choices”, must allow some sort of faster-than-light transfer of information] can be strengthened by using the framework of counterfactual reasoning [as contrasted to hidden-variable frameworks that effectively assume the existence of an underlying “reality” that determines, for each of the (four) alternative possible combinations of measurements between which the experimenters are considered able to freely choose, which outcome appears.] The non-existence of an underlying ‘determining reality’ would nullify the Bell-type (hidden-variable) proofs of the need for some sort of faster-than-light transfer of information. But counterfactual-based proofs can overcome that limitation
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