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Relational Quantum Mechanics

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[Revised entry by Federico Laudisa and Carlo Rovelli on October 8, 2019. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Relational Quantum Mechanics (RQM) is the most recent among the interpretations of quantum mechanics which are most discussed today. It was introduced in 1996, with quantum gravity as a remote motivation (Rovelli 1996); interests in it has slowly but steadily grown only in the last decades. RQM is essentially a refinement of the textbook "Copenhagen" interpretation, where the role of the Copenhagen observer is not limited to the classical world, but can instead be assumed by any physical system. RQM rejects an ontic...

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