The measurement problem in Quantum Mechanics: Convivial Solipsism
UFR de Physique (LIED, Université Paris 7), CMLA (ENS Cachan, France) & IHPST (CNRS, France)
Published online: 15 October 2020
The problem of measurement is often considered an inconsistency inside the quantum formalism. Many attempts to solve (or to dissolve) it have been made since the inception of quantum mechanics. The form of these attempts depends on the philosophical position that their authors endorse. I will review some of them and analyze their relevance. In this paper, I defend a new position, the “Convivial Solipsism”, according to which the outcome that is observed is relative to the observer, different but in close parallel to the Everett’s interpretation and sharing also some similarities with Rovelli’s relational interpretation and Quantum Bayesianism. I also show how “Convivial Solipsism” can help getting a new standpoint about the EPR paradox providing a way out of the seemingly unavoidable non-locality of quantum mechanics.
Key words: Measurement problem / consciousness / decoherence / realism / entanglement / non-locality
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