Understanding quantum phenomena and quantum theories

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Abstract

In this paper I examine the extent to which recent work in information-theoretic foundations of quantum mechanics can be thought to facilitate understanding, either of quantum phenomena or quantum theory. To do so I utilize the modal view of understanding phenomena. I extend this view to develop an analysis of understanding of theories. The extended modal view of understanding provides a unified view of recent work in information-theoretic foundations of quantum mechanics and explains how it facilitates understanding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-291
Number of pages14
JournalStudies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Volume72
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Foil theories
  • Operational frameworks
  • Quantum correlations
  • Quantum information
  • Superquantum correlations
  • Understanding

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