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A Formal Statement of Schrödinger's Cat Paradox

James H. McGrath
PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association
Vol. 1980, Volume One: Contributed Papers (1980), pp. 251-263
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/192569
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A Formal Statement of Schrödinger's Cat Paradox
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Abstract

Using formal techniques, Schrodinger's 1935 cat argument is reproduced. Assumptions of the argument are made explicit as axioms and rules of inference; from these a contradiction is derived. The formal statement is then used to elucidate several crucial distinctions, to reject several commonly proposed resolutions, and to sketch an Einsteinian perspective for the argument.

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