Towards a local hidden variable theory

Peter J. Lewis

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A local hidden variable theory of quantum mechanics is formulated by adapting Gell-Mann and Hartle's many-histories formulation. The resulting theory solves the measurement problem by exploiting the independence loophole in Bell's theorem; it violates the independence of hidden variable values and measuring device settings. Although the theory is problematic in some respects, it provides a concrete example via which the tenability of this approach can be better evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1461-1469
Number of pages9
JournalFoundations of Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2007


  • Bell's theorem
  • Hidden variables
  • Many-histories
  • Measurement problem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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