Rovelli’s World

Foundations of Physics 40 (4):390-417 (2010)

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Bas C. Van Fraassen
San Francisco State University
Abstract
Carlo Rovelli’s inspiring “Relational Quantum Mechanics” serves several aims at once: it provides a new vision of what the world of quantum mechanics is like, and it offers a program to derive the theory’s formalism from a set of simple postulates pertaining to information processing. I propose here to concentrate entirely on the former, to explore the world of quantum mechanics as Rovelli depicts it. It is a fascinating world in part because of Rovelli’s reliance on the information-theory approach to the foundations of quantum mechanics, and in part because its presentation involves taking sides on a fundamental divide within philosophy itself
Keywords Carlo Rovelli  Einstein–Podolski–Rosen  Quantum information  Relational quantum mechanics
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DOI 10.1007/s10701-009-9326-5
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