Suárez, Mauricio (1996) On the physical impossibility of ideal quantum measurements. Foundations of physics letters, 9 (5). pp. 425-435. ISSN 0894-9875
Albert and Loewer have argued in this journal  that modal interpretations of quantum mechanics are ruled out if the abstract structure of Hilbert space is taken realistically. Their argument contains a dubious inference from a measure-zero set of non-ideal interactions. I look at possible ways to make this inference valid and I conclude that the evidence against the modal interpretation cannot be found in the Hilbert space alone. Instead an analysis of specific cases is required.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||foundations of quantum theory, measurement problem, modal interpretation, non-ideal measurements|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Sets:||Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)|
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