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Publication - Mr Jonte Hance

    Counterfactuality, Definiteness, and Bell's Theorem

    Citation

    Hance, JR, 2019, ‘Counterfactuality, Definiteness, and Bell's Theorem’. arXiv.

    Abstract

    Counterfactual definiteness is shown from analysis of Bell's Theorem to be the factor separating classical from quantum theories. From this, it is shown that, by replacing it with 'counterfactual semi-definiteness', the definiteness of possible options available after a measurement event, some apt analysis of possible states can be kept. While not as solid as that forbidden by the EPR paradox and Bell's Theorem, it allows us to start investigating the physical implementation of possible states in a way that has rarely been done. Working from this, the idea of counterfactuality, and interaction between counterfactual possibilities, is developed further.

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