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Elements of Physical Reality, Nonlocality and Stochasticity in Relativistic Dynamical Reduction Models

GianCarlo Ghirardi and Philip Pearle
PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association
Vol. 1990, Volume Two: Symposia and Invited Papers (1990), pp. 35-47
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/193057
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Elements of Physical Reality, Nonlocality and Stochasticity in Relativistic Dynamical Reduction Models
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Abstract

The problem of getting a relativistic generalization of the CSL dynamical reduction model, which has been presented in part I, is discussed. In so doing we have the opportunity to introduce the idea of a stochastically invariant theory. The theoretical model we present, that satisfies this kind of invariance requirement, offers us the possibility to reconsider, from a new point of view, some conceptually relevant issues such as nonlocality, the legitimacy of attributing elements of physical reality to physical systems and the problem of establishing causal relations between physical events.

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