WIAS Preprint No. 373, (1997)

Realism and Empirical Evidence


  • Schmelzer, Ilja

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 83D05 83A0




We define realism using a slightly modified version of the EPR criterion of reality. This version is strong enough to show that relativity is incomplete.

We show that this definition of realism is nonetheless compatible with the general principles of causality and canonical quantum theory as well as with experimental evidence in the (special and general) relativistic domain.

We show that the realistic theories we present here, compared with the standard relativistic theories, have higher empirical content in the strong sense defined by Popper's methodology.

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