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By David B. Malament (auth.), Rob Clifton (eds.)

But to confess issues no longer obvious to the gross creatures that we're is, in my view, to teach a good humility, and never only a lamentable dependancy to metaphysics. J. S. Bell, Are There Quantum Jumps? ON CANADIAN THANKSGIVING WEEKEND within the autumn of 1994, a full of life convention was once held on the collage of Western Ontario lower than the name "Conceptual difficulties of Relativistic Quantum Mechanics". lots of the eighteen papers during this quantity are at once hooked up with that convention. Articles through either theoretical physicists and philosophers of technological know-how are integrated, and plenty of authors may be well-known instantly for his or her already significant paintings within the foundations of physics. 1 / 4 century in the past Howard Stein steered that relativistic quantum box conception will be 'the modern locus of metaphysical research', yet there have been few takers. purely relatively lately has that modified, with the outcome that the majority of the papers right here pursue concerns that transcend nonrelativistic quantum mechanics (or no less than have severe implications for its relativistic generalization). however, difficulties studying the nonrelativistic conception stay a chronic thorn within the facet of the sort of exercise, and so many of the papers increase cutting edge methods to these concerns as well.

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In the early days of QFf, various investigators considered possible non-local field theories3 but ran into causal anomalies because the direct couplings over intervals, (x - x'Jl, were not controlled by the constraint, 'YJX - 'YJX' = 0, which prohibits coupling along null directions. No doubt technical and conceptual problems would be encountered in the examination of such models, but in the age of the heterotic superstring, and the loop and weave models of space-time in quantum gravity (Green et al.

3 ] = 1 o (x' - x) . JUST HOW RADICAL IS HYPERPLANE DEPENDENCE? 23 The manifestly covariant version of this is the equal hyperplane commutation relation ~(1}X 1 a~x) - 'l}X)[ ~x'), lj ax . 1= 1 ~4(x' - x) for all 1J, x, and x', with 1J141J 14 = 1. The NW fields satisfy their own equal hyperplane commutation relations: ~('l}X' - 'l}X)[ IP(1J,X 1), IP(1J,X)* 1 =

In their relativistic version of EPR, however, Clifton, Pagonis, and Pitowsky (CPP 1992) threaten to break this peace. They examined EPR in the context of the three-particle Greenberger-Horne--Zeilinger (GHZ) setup with relevant measurement events assumed to be space like separated. They found that the EPR argument fails to go through in the relativistic case, but this time for very different reasons from Ghirardi and Grassi's. They argue that the two principle assumptions at the foundation of EPRone about locality and one about inferring the existence of elements of reality - fail independently and whether determinism is true or not, when confronted with quantum predictions and the relativity of simultaneity.

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