Ontology and Quantum Mechanics

N. D. Hari Dass


The issue of ontology in quantum mechanics, or equivalently the issue of the reality of the wave function is critically examined within standard quantum theory. It is argued that though no strict ontology is possible within quantum theory, ingenious measurement schemes may still make the notion of a FAPP ontology (ontology for all practical purposes) meaningful and useful.

Quanta 2014; 3: 47–66.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.12743/quanta.v3i1.27

ISSN: 1314-7374