Philosophy Colloquium
Michael Silberstein and Mark Stuckey
Elizabethtown College
Full of Sound and Fury Signaling Nothing?

The quantum pragmatism of Healey will be compared to Bub's information theoretic account of the quantum. Concerns about both views will be raised. It will be argued that the Relational Blockworld account of quantum mechanics, which as we will show has much in common with these two views, provides a realist psi-epistemic take on the quantum that deflates the measurement problem, explains superposition and entanglement without invoking wave-like phenomena or non-locality, and explains the Born rule. The three views will be compared and contrasted for their relative merits. Ultimately, we will conclude that the Relational Blockworld approach has certain advantages.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
3:30pm

TLF 1101