Time-symmetrized counterfactuals in quantum theory

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Abstract

Counterfactuals in quantum theory arc briefly reviewed and it is argued that they are very different from counterfactuals considered in the general philosophical literature. The issue of time symmetry of quantum counterfactuals is considered and a novel time-symmetric definition of quantum counterfactuals is proposed. This definition is applied for analyzing several controversies related to quantum counterfactuals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-765
Number of pages11
JournalFoundations of Physics
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1999

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