The Assumptions of Bell’s Proof

Roderich Tumulka

Submitted to “Quantum Nonlocality and Reality – 50 Years of Bell’s theorem”

While it is widely agreed that Bell’s theorem is an important result in the foundations of quantum physics, there is much disagreement about what exactly Bell’s theorem shows. It is agreed that Bell derived a contradiction with experimental facts from some list of assumptions, thus showing that at least one of the assumptions must be wrong; but there is disagreement about what the assumptions were that went into the argument. In this paper, I  make a few points in order to help clarify the situation.

Tumulka – Bell paper

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