Rovelli’s World

Foundations of Physics 40 (4):390-417 (2010)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Carlo Rovelli’s inspiring “Relational Quantum Mechanics” serves several aims at once: it provides a new vision of what the world of quantum mechanics is like, and it offers a program to derive the theory’s formalism from a set of simple postulates pertaining to information processing. I propose here to concentrate entirely on the former, to explore the world of quantum mechanics as Rovelli depicts it. It is a fascinating world in part because of Rovelli’s reliance on the information-theory approach to the foundations of quantum mechanics, and in part because its presentation involves taking sides on a fundamental divide within philosophy itself

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 89,764

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Relational quantum mechanics and the determinacy problem.Matthew J. Brown - 2009 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 60 (4):679-695.
Relational EPR.Matteo Smerlak & Carlo Rovelli - 2007 - Foundations of Physics 37 (3):427-445.
Relational quantum mechanics: Rovelli's world.Bas C. van Fraassen - 2010 - Discusiones Filosóficas 11 (17):13-51.
Relational quantum mechanics.Carlo Rovelli - 1996 - International Journal of Theoretical Physics 35 (8):1637--1678.
Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics and Emptiness.Michele Caponigro & Ravi Prakash - 2009 - NeuroQuantology Journal, June 2009 7 (2):198-203.
Heisenberg mechanics is the good mechanics.Carlo Rovelli - 1991 - In A. Ashtekar & J. Stachel (eds.), Conceptual Problems of Quantum Gravity. Birkhauser. pp. 2--126.
Quantum Mechanics is About Quantum Information.Jeffrey Bub - 2005 - Foundations of Physics 35 (4):541-560.
Bohmian Mechanics and Quantum Information.Sheldon Goldstein - 2010 - Foundations of Physics 40 (4):335-355.
Quantum Gravity.Carlo Rovelli - 2007 - Cambridge University Press.

Analytics

Added to PP
2013-12-01

Downloads
196 (#91,601)

6 months
18 (#103,894)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Bas C. Van Fraassen
San Francisco State University

Citations of this work

Quantum relational indeterminacy.Claudio Calosi & Cristian Mariani - 2020 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 71 (C):158-169.
Open Problems in Relational Quantum Mechanics.Federico Laudisa - 2019 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 50 (2):215-230.
Relational quantum mechanics.Federico Laudisa - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

View all 19 citations / Add more citations

References found in this work

Relational quantum mechanics.Carlo Rovelli - 1996 - International Journal of Theoretical Physics 35 (8):1637--1678.
Relational quantum mechanics.Federico Laudisa - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Relational EPR.Matteo Smerlak & Carlo Rovelli - 2007 - Foundations of Physics 37 (3):427-445.
Quantum Mechanics is About Quantum Information.Jeffrey Bub - 2005 - Foundations of Physics 35 (4):541-560.
Why the quantum?Jeffrey Bub - 2004 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 35 (2):241-266.

View all 9 references / Add more references