Commentary on "can we consider quantum mechanics to be a description of reality?", by Hervé Zwirn
In this paper, Hervé Zwirn rightly reminds us that any attempt to recover a "classical" picture of the world through the interpretation of quantum mechanics is a dead end. The EPR-Bell adventure has taught us that no local theory, which assigns non-contextual determinate values to all observables of a system, can return all the (empirically well-confirmed) statistical predictions of quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics cannot be interpreted as describing a "classical" world in that sense, i.e., a world constituted of independent systems that interact locally and which have determinate properties evolving deterministically in space and time.
Soler Léna, Sankey Howard, Hoyningen-Huene Paul (2008) Rethinking scientific change and theory comparison: stabilities, ruptures, incommensurabilities?. Dordrecht, Springer.
Le Bihan Soazig (2008) „Commentary on "can we consider quantum mechanics to be a description of reality?", by Hervé Zwirn“, In: L. Soler, H. Sankey & P. Hoyningen-Huene (eds.), Rethinking scientific change and theory comparison, Dordrecht, Springer, 219–222.