Local causality and complete specification: a reply to Seevinck and Uffink

Publication Year:
2014
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11182
Author(s):
Gábor, Hofer-Szabó
preprint description
A physical theory is called locally causal if any correlation between spacelike separated events is screened-off by local beables completely specifying an appropriately chosen region in the past of the events. In this paper I will define local causality in a clear-cut framework, called local physical theory which integrates both probabilistic and spatiotemporal entities. Then I will argue that, contrary to the claim of Seevinck and Uffink (2011), complete specification does not stand in contradiction to the free variable (no-conspiracy) assumption.