Quantum mechanics and realism

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Quantum mechanics is usually presented as a challenge to scientific realism, but I will argue that the details of quantum mechanics actually support realism. I will first present some basic quantum mechanical concepts and results, including the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) experiment and Bell's theorem, and do it in a way that everyone can understand. I will then use the physics to inform the philosophy, showing that quantum mechanics provides evidence to support epistemological realism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-60
Number of pages14
JournalFoundations of Science
Volume5
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000

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Quantum Mechanics
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Bell's Theorem
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Albert Einstein
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