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On the importance of interpretation in quantum physics. A reply to Elise Crull

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Esfeld Michael, Vassallo Antonio,
Project The metaphysics of physics: natural philosophy
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Foundations of Physics
Volume (Issue) 45
Page(s) 1533 - 1536
Title of proceedings Foundations of Physics


Elise Crull claims that by invoking decoherence it is possible (i) to obviate many ``fine grained'' issues often conflated under the common designation of measurement problem, and (ii) to make substantial progresses in the fields of quantum gravity and quantum cosmology, without any early incorporation of a particular interpretation in the quantum formalism. We point out that Crull is mistaken about decoherence and tacitly assumes some kind of interpretation of the quantum formalism.