Realist model approach to quantum mechanics

P Hájíček
2013 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
The paper proves that quantum mechanics is compatible with the constructive realism of modern philosophy of science. The proof is based on the observation that properties of quantum systems that are uniquely determined by their preparations can be assumed objective without the difficulties that are encountered by the same assumption about values of observables. The resulting realist interpretation of quantum mechanics is made rigorous by studying the space of quantum states---the convex set of
more » ... -the convex set of state operators. Prepared states are classified according to their statistical structure into indecomposable and decomposable instead of pure and mixed. Simple objective properties are defined and showed to form a Boolean lattice.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/442/1/012043 fatcat:vz5stanqifbwpj2cyskcdlhsse