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Measurements, philosophy: A) the problem of measuring is discussed in the context of interpretations of quantum mechanics. B) the comparison of D. Davidson's attribution of linguistic meanings to measurement is taken up in other theories.

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Measurement problem / Cartwright: macroscopic objects have many degrees of freedom. - Problem: the effect of averaging over these is to eliminate the interference terms, which are characteristic of superpositions - so the superposition looks like a mixture in a large system, in which the phases are not correlated. - They are statistically indistinguishable. - PutnamVs: a superposition is also a superposition when it is disguised.


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N. Cartwright
How the laws of physics lie Oxford New York 1983


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