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Main Title: Local Acausality
Author(s): Wüthrich, Adrian
Type: Article
Language: English
Language Code: en
Abstract: A fair amount of recent scholarship has been concerned with correcting a supposedly wrong, but wide-spread, assessment of the consequences of the empirical falsification of Bell-type inequalities. In particular, it has been claimed that Bell-type inequalities follow from "locality tout court" without additional assumptions such as "realism" or "hidden variables". However, this line of reasoning conflates restrictions on the spatio-temporal relation between causes and their effects ("locality") and the assumption of a cause for every event ("causality"). It thus fails to recognize a substantial restriction of the class of theories that is falsified through Bell-type inequalities.
URI: urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus4-51596
Issue Date: 2014
Date Available: 1-Jun-2015
DDC Class: 100 Philosophie und Psychologie
530 Physik
Subject(s): Bellsche Ungleichung
Verborgene Variable
Bell’s inequality
Common causes
EPR argument
Hidden variables
Journal Title: Foundations of Physics : an International Journal Devoted to the Conceptual Bases and Fundamental Theories of Modern Physics
Publisher: Springer
Publisher Place: New York, NY [u.a.]
Volume: 44
Issue: 6
Publisher DOI: 10.1007/s10701-014-9796-y
Page Start: 594
Page End: 609
Notes: The final publication is available at DOI 10.1007/s10701-014-9796-y Wüthrich, Adrian: Local Acausality. - In: Foundations of Physics : an International Journal Devoted to the Conceptual Bases and Fundamental Theories of Modern Physics. - ISSN 0015-9018 (print), 1572-9516 (online) - 44 (2014), 6, pp. 594–609.
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