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Relational Hidden Variables and Non-Locality

Samson Abramsky
Studia Logica: An International Journal for Symbolic Logic
Vol. 101, No. 2, Dependence and Independence in Logic (April 2013), pp. 411-452
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23488330
Page Count: 42
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Abstract

We use a simple relational framework to develop the key notions and results on hidden variables and non-locality. The extensive literature on these topics in the foundations of quantum mechanics is couched in terms of probabilistic models, and properties such as locality and no-signalling are formulated probabilistically. We show that to a remarkable extent, the main structure of the theory, through the major No-Go theorems and beyond, survives intact under the replacement of probability distributions by mere relations.

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